THE Commonwealth Youth Forum opened on Wednesday at the Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel in Entebbe. Attended by delegates from at least 48 countries, it was the first of the CHOGM-related events ahead of this weekâ€™s summit.
THE Commonwealth Youth Forum opened on Wednesday at the Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel in Entebbe. Attended by delegates from at least 48 countries, it was the first of the CHOGM-related events ahead of this weekâ€™s summit. The first youth forum in the history of the Commonwealth was held in Edinburgh in the UK in 1997.
The youth forum is intended for young people to meet and exchange ideas on issues that affect them. The theme for this yearâ€™s meeting is: â€œBreaking barriers: Unleashing young peopleâ€™s potential for development.â€ Below is the remainder of the programme for the forum, which closes on Tuesday.
Sunday November 18
All-day study tour. (Mabira Forest, Source of
the Nile, Jinja)
Monday, November 19
9:00am: Plenary session: Presentation of draft communiquÃ© and discussion
11:00am: Skills building training workshops
3:45pm: CommuniquÃ© problems-resolution session
8:00pm: Cultural evening (music, song and dance from around the Commonwealth)
Tuesday, November 20
10:00am: Final communiquÃ© adoption
10: 45am: Towards Trinidad 2009: Action planning CYF7
1:30pm: Panel discussion: Respect and Understanding. At the 2005 CHOGM in Malta, heads of government set up a Commonwealth Commission to explore the theme. This is an opportunity for delegates to debate on
3:30pm: Official closing ceremony presided over by Vice-president Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, Donald McKinnon, the Commonwealth Secretary General and James Kinobe, the state minister for youth and childrenâ€™s affairs.
5:15pm: Closing reception
7:30: Bring the Noise concert at Lugogo Cricket Ground.
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