Stage set for wide-ranging discussion today on youth development


(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme, the Caribbean Regional Youth Council, University of the West Indies Students Today, Alumuni Tomorrow (UWI STAT) along with youth directors, and other stakeholders in youth development are meeting later today Friday 24 June in a CARICOM Youth Forum.

Under the patronage of the President of Suriname, His Excellency Chandrikapersaud Santokhi, lead head in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet with responsibility for Culture, Youth, Gender and Sport, the Forum will provide a platform for partners in youth development to examine their challenges, needs, aspirations and opportunities available to them.

The discussion will include an update on the implementation status of the CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP) and the formulation of salient recommendations for its alignment with the needs of young people.

Information gleaned from the Forum will be presented by the Dean, CARICOM Youth Ambassador (CYA), Ms Rene Atwell, as a Policy Brief to the Forty-Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, scheduled from 3-5 July in Suriname.

Click on the link below to see an interview with a few of the partners involved in the CARICOM Youth Forum.

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