A Meeting of Youth Organizations and Activists

Beyond Borders and the Sri Lanka Youth Parliament is organizing a meeting of  youth organizations/activists to be held on Sunday, the 8th of March from 2.30 – 4.30 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is as follows: 

  1. To meet and share experiences with the Nepali and Maldivian youth delegations who will be here in Colombo to attend a Regional Conference on ‘Youth as Partners for Sustainable Development and Socio-Political Stability’ jointly organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and International Alert. 
     
  2. To brainstorm issues that youth organisations face in Sri Lanka with regard to lack of resources, programme support, recognition etc – in short the state of organised youth activism in the country – is there any structure or programme that we need to create to support youth led organisations in the country?

Bimsara Premaratne formerly a Board member of the National Youth Organisations Network will facilitate the second part of the agenda above mentioned.

SLYP and BB are hoping that this will be the first of a series of meetings where we can explore this subject. Subsequently future meetings, we hope, will involve youth organisations from different parts of the country.

The Secretary to the Ministry of Youth, and the two visiting secretaries from Nepal and Maldives have also been invited to the meeting.

Representatives from International Alert will also be present. 

Attendance for this meeting is by invitation only.

If you or your organization would like to participate in the meeting, drop us an email to info[at]beyondborders.lk with your name, contact details, organization you represent (if any) and explaining very briefly, why you’d like to attend this meeting.

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Posted on 03/05/2009, in Events-Activities-Announcements, Sri Lanka, Youth-Culture-Society and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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