Dr. Mazalan Kamis, CEO of Institut Darul Ridzuan
The CYC Secretariat team attended the 4th IDR Seminar, in the Perak state of Malaysia; this seminar is a platform for researchers to present and mobilize their research findings on social economic development. With the theme, “Mobilising Research Findings Into Policy Development for Impactful Actions”, the objective of the Seminar was to highlight quality research findings and derive the information to be used as input into enhancing the Perak State policy development.
Many researchers presented on the following topics: Economy and Business, Politic, Governance and Public Service, Social and Well-Being, and Tourism, Environment and Sustainability. The program provided a thought-provoking setting for participants to share views, knowledge and discuss opportunities to leverage the resources available to counter the current challenges.
Commonwealth Youth Council Secretariat with the Perak State Chief Minister
Kishva Ambigapathy, the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council, along with the CYC Secretariat team had a Perak State visit on April 4th 2017. The objective of the Courtesy Call with the various stakeholders was to establish a relationship and seek for potential collaborations for future and ongoing projects with CYC.
First, the CYC Secretariat met with Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) at the HQ in Perak; IDR is a public policy think tank for the Perak State Government in Malaysia which works with a community of academicians, government agencies and private companies. IDR aims to ensure the well-being of the people of Perak State in these sectors: education, sustainable economy and skilled workers.
Second on the agenda was a courtesy call with the Chief Speaker of the Perak State Assembly, Hon. Thangeswary. During the meeting, the CYC Secretariat shared the roles, responsibilities, and objectives of CYC and discussed possible collaborations with the State of Perak in the near future.
Next, the CYC Secretariat had a courtesy call with Hon. Dato’ DiRaja Dr. Zambry bin Abdul Kadir, Perak State Chief Minister. In the meeting, CYC explained of their role and the Chief Minister has given his support and looks forward to collaborations in the future.
Lastly, the Secretariat met the President of Perak Youth Council and his fellow executives at their office. Perak Youth Council is a member state of the Malaysian Youth Council, which is the main stakeholder partner for CYC in Malaysia. Perak Youth Council welcomes future partnerships and collaborations with CYC, particularly in the area of youth development in Perak State.
The Commonwealth Youth Council Executives convened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the first Council Meeting of the year from 1st to 5th March 2017. The executives present were as follows:
The Commonwealth Youth Council hosted the 2017 Commonwealth Theme & Logo Launch held at the Royal Commonwealth Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event was attended by Mr. Paul Galae (Honorary Consul of Malta to Malaysia), Her Excellency Dr. ‘Mabaputhi Moorosi (High Commissioner of Lesotho to Malaysia), Dr. Henry Savarimuthu (Honorary Consul of Vanuatu to Malaysia), His Excellency Victor Samuel Ngele (High Commissioner of Solomon Islands to Malaysia) and representatives from other High Commissions and Honorary Consuls to Malaysia.
The Commonwealth Youth Council is a youth-led global platform, representing more than 1.2 billion young people across 52 countries within the Commonwealth, working to engage and empower young people within the Commonwealth to enhance their contribution to the development of the Commonwealth, as a whole.
In 2015, when the Commonwealth family was focused on the role and contribution of young people through the Commonwealth theme, ‘A Young Commonwealth’, we support the declaration of Heads enshrined in Article XIII of the Commonwealth Charter that recognises the critical role of young people in the future success of the Commonwealth.
As youth leaders, we pledge our continued support as partners and stakeholders for the economic, environmental, social and political development of our countries and the Commonwealth as defined in the Global Goals for Sustainable Development that define our generation.
The Commonwealth Youth Council, representing the young people of the Commonwealth, convened at Malta in 2015 for the 10th Commonwealth Youth Forum, to recommit to the values and principles enshrined in the Commonwealth Charter and the Commonwealth Youth Council Constitution.
The 10th Commonwealth Youth Forum provided a common framework to inform and inspire youth-led development at national, regional and Commonwealth levels. This strategic plan expresses the current policy recommendations of the Commonwealth youth regarding economic, environmental, political and social agendas.