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Commonwealth Youth Forum: What’s on

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th November 2007 03:00 AM

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 week’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 week’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 year’s meeting is: “Breaking barriers: Unleashing young people’s potential for development.” 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 communiqué and discussion

  • 11:00am: Skills building training workshops

  • 3:45pm: Communiqué problems-resolution session

  • 8:00pm: Cultural evening (music, song and dance from around the Commonwealth)


  • Tuesday, November 20
  • 10:00am: Final communiqué 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
    the theme.

  • 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 children’s affairs.

  • 5:15pm: Closing reception

  • 7:30: Bring the Noise concert at Lugogo Cricket Ground.

  • Commonwealth Youth Forum: What’s on

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