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.
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.
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