Secretariat Team


Mr. Dhanesh Basil (Coordinator), Ms. Uthraa Iyer (Programme Officer: Stakeholder Relations) and Mr. Asvindran Balachandran (Programme Officer: Commonwealth Youth City).

Following CHOGM 2015, the Commonwealth Youth Council Secretariat has now been moved from Sri Lanka to Malaysia.

The launch of the Secretariat was endorsed by Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General to the Commonwealth, during her trip to Malaysia in late 2016. The Coordinator of the Secretariat, Mr. Dhanesh Basil, was appointed during the first Commonwealth Youth Council Executives Meeting of 2017 (3rd March 2017). 

Ms. Uthraa Iyer and Mr. Asvindran Balachandran are the Programme Officers of the Secretariat for Stakeholder Relations and the Commonwealth Youth City respectively.

The Secretariat of the Commonwealth Youth Council is responsible for the administrative duties of the council.

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