Commonwealth Local Government Young People's Forum
           

The second Commonwealth Local Government Young People's Forum (CLGYPF) took place in Kampala from 13-14 May 2013.

Some 30 young people took part in  discussions on local governemnt's role in development and how young people can get more engaged. Participants also attended the Commonwealth Local Government Conference which was held immediately after from 14-17 May 2013.

The event  brought together young professionals, elected councillors and other key stakeholders working with local government across the Commonwealth. The forum had a mix of keynote speakers, panel discussions, working groups and study visits.

Objectives:

  • To support young people working in development.
  • Identify how best young people can engage local government in development.
  • Showcase some good examples of development collaboration.
  • Determine what action is appropriate to follow the Millennium Development Goals

 

Following the Young People’s Forum, delegates attended the main Commonwealth Local Government Conference on Development local government: Putting local government at the heart of development. 

"Thank you for the invitation to be part of the youth forum and it was my pleasure to participate in the program. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I benefitted tremendously from the insights and perspective of the youth leaders.

I got my rise in politics through youth organizations and coming from a country with sixty percent of the population being classified as young people I know the importance of ensuring that this block has a strong voice. Rest assured that I will continue to advocate for the concerns of young people at the board level and at CLGF related initiatives like Cariled and I would want to continue to work with you where possible in this vital area." 
Mayor Darrell Bradley, youth forum delegate

For more information email clgc2013@clgf.org.uk and mike.murray@birmingham.gov.uk and for regular updates follow us on Twitter @CLGF_News.

The official hashtag for the conference is #CLGC2013