Do you see yourself as a young leader or an aspiring leader?
Would you like to sharpen your leadership edge and learn from some of the smartest brains in Africa and experts in youth programming across the Commonwealth?
Then, plan to attend the ‘Discovering Young Leaders Programme’ (DYLP)!
Across the globe, there is a growing disconnect between people and politics, people and government and it seems to be getting wider by the day. More worrisome is the widening gap in the thinking and perception on development issues between young people and those in leadership. This discontent is fuelling a global reaction. The recent Arab Spring witnessed in Northern Africa and the Middle East lends credence to this ugly trend.
As Graca Machel-Mandela asserted, “Preventing the conflicts of tomorrow means changing the mind-set of youth today”.
This Commonwealth course is designed as an ONLINE interactive forum to inspire, empower and expose young people to views and concepts of leadership, global trends in youth empowerment and the principles of youth development across the Commonwealth.
Participants are expected to be leaders of youth organizations, undergraduate students, aspiring youth leaders, and heads and members of National Youth Councils and youth associations/clubs, and are between 15 and 29 years old.
The programme will create a platform for engaging past youth leaders and current senior officials as guest panelists on issues of governance and leadership. Past youth leaders including RYC Chairs, National Student leaders, NYC chairs, and notable youth activists will be guest panelists. The programme will also feature senior government officials including a Directors of Youth to join in the interactions with participants.
Date: 17 September – 19 October 2012
Location: Online. Basic IT skills and access to internet is MANDATORY for this course.
Application DEADLINE: 03 September 2012
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