Chairperson’s Official Visits: China, Bangkok & Brunei

BEIJING, CHINA

22 MAY – 27 MAY 2017

The Chairperson having dinner with the China Young Entrepreneurs Association to discuss the One Belt, One Road Initiative.
A meeting with Dong Xia of All China Youth Federation & Zhang Hua of China Young Entrepreneurs Association; the meeting entailed a discussion on the establishment of a China-Commonwealth Entrepreneurship Council and the One Belt, One Road Youth Forum.
The Co-Founders and CEOs of startups based in China met with Kishva Ambigapathy to share insight on the dynamics of the startup ecosystem in China.

 

BANGKOK
28 MAY – 3 JUNE 2017

The Chairperson of the CYC gave the Opening Keynote at the Evidence-based Policies on Youth Development in Asia: Promoting the Sustainability of the Youth Policy Toolbox in Asia-Pacific at the UN Bangkok. Kishva urged the youths to participate in youth-policy initiatives and ensure its implementation in their respective countries.
Kishva Ambigapathy, Dhanesh Basil (Coordinator of the CYC Secretariat) and Singyuin Christy (Research Officer of the CYC Secretariat) with Malaysian representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Institute of Youth and Research, and Malaysia Youth Council at the Evidence-based Policies on Youth Development in Asia: Promoting the Sustainability of the Youth Policy Toolbox in Asia-Pacific at the UN Bangkok.
Kishva Ambigapathy at dinner with Mr. Punnapat Arunittrakhoon, the President of The Children and Youth Council of Thailand and his team. The Council shared their roles and the activities they have conducted and how it has garnered a strong presence in 76 districts of Thailand.
Kishva Ambigapathy at a Courtesy Call with Mr. Vitat Tachaboon, Director General of Department of Children and Youth, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security Thailand. Both parties shared their roles, past initiatives and discussed potential collaborations.
The Chairperson with the Sri Lanka National Youth Services Council at UN ESCAP.
The Chairperson presented the Commonwealth Youth Council Strategic Plan to Mr. Nisar Ahmed, the Focal Person for Youth Affairs, Ministry of Inter-Provincial Cooperation Pakistan at the UN Bangkok.
Kishva Ambigapathy and Dhanesh Basil (Coordinator of the CYC Secretariat) with India, Singapore, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Bangladesh representatives at the Evidence-based Policies on Youth Development in Asia: Promoting the Sustainability of the Youth Policy Toolbox in Asia-Pacific at the UN Bangkok.

BRUNEI
11 JUNE – 13 JUNE 2017

Dialogue Session by Kishva Ambigapathy with the Youth Organisation Leaders in Brunei. The topics of discussion were the youth aspirations and the challenges faced.
During the Chairperson’s official visit to Brunei, he and Dhanesh Basil (Coordinator of the CYC Secretariat) took the opportunity to join friends in the BinaUkwah Project by the Brunei Student Alumni Network. The Project involved packing food and household items to be given to 70 underprivileged families and orphanages.
Kishva Ambigapathy with YB Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports of Brunei Darussalam and YB Khairunnisa Ashari. The Ministry of has continuously supported the Commonwealth Youth Council in its youth empowerment & development agenda!
Kishva Ambigapathy had a session with the Student Representatives Council of the Universiti Teknologi Brunei. The topic of discussion was on leadership and students taking an active role in youth movements and the Student Council.
Kishva Ambigapathy visited the Brunei Autism Center for Adults. The CYC envisions a future whereby youth with disabilities will have equal opportunities; an initiative of the CYC is the IAmAble Campaign that aims to build the capacity of youth with disabilities to be community leaders.
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