What do you want to take away from this youth forum?
This was one of the questions that the Commonwealth Youth Council asked in an online survey before the planning of the Commonwealth Youth Forum in 2018 took place. One of the major requests from young people across the Commonwealth was the urgent need for capacity building. Through discussions with youth leaders and the International Taskforce, it was fervently believed that capacity building would have to be a significant component of the Commonwealth Youth Forum. However, with only three days scheduled for the CYF and a limit of 300 people, we were adamant to bring capacity building to young people of the Commonwealth by using technology to increase our reach and make use of the days leading up to the Forum itself.
In collaboration with EduCoders*, the International Youth Taskforce** will be providing a series of lead up capacity building sessions through web-based sessions seeking to reach all 52 countries of the Commonwealth. It will include sessions on networking, project proposal writing, entrepreneurship, climate change, among many others.
If you did not have a chance to catch Sophia Bryan today, the session has been recorded and you can watch at your convenience. From being aware of what your value is, building your brand to differentiate your organization or enterprise and how to make profit to ensure sustainability of your organisation/enterprise. Sophia is willing to continue engagement through personal means firstname.lastname@example.org
*Educoders: EduCoders is an eLearning platform that aims to uplift the quality of education by incorporating the cross-border capacity building sessions in line with the SDGs. The platform is specifically designed for people who are blind/low vision with text editors and other audio/video features.
**International Youth Taskforce: a carefully selected group of young people responsible for planning and executing the Commonwealth Youth Forum.