Youth-Led Innovation for Social Transformation: A Pathway to Change Communities


  • Shamma Al Naqbi Assistant Professor, Rabdan Academy, UAE
  • Raed Awashreh Assistant Professor, A’Sharqiyah University, Oman


Youth, Movements, Social Change, Innovation.


Oman's youth lack an organized movement, limiting their ability to address societal issues. Instead, they use technology, social media, and creative expression to raise awareness and mobilize communities. The study aims to examine the situation of Oman's youth, their challenges, and roles, and offer suggestions for social change growth. The research suggests a framework for youth movement organizations and innovative ideas, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing the needs of the youth. The research adopts a descriptive, qualitative approach by conducting in-depth interviews with educated and intellectual youth movement enthusiasts. Also, secondary data has been used for support and synthesis. Participants are selected from the researcher network and interviewed in person via a semi-structured interview. The Arab Spring protests led to a surge in youth movements, which are not formal organizations but collective action networks. These movements demand rights for oppressed groups and participate in decision-making processes. Youth believe in political participation and the importance of civil society. To ensure the independence of the youth movement, they need a unified vision, the right to association, organization, and collaboration with other organizations, effective grassroots activism, the adoption of decentralization, media use, and sustainable funding strategies. Implementing these frameworks can empower youth, foster social change, and contribute to the development.




How to Cite

Shamma Al Naqbi, & Raed Awashreh. (2024). Youth-Led Innovation for Social Transformation: A Pathway to Change Communities. Kurdish Studies, 12(1), 4184–4196. Retrieved from