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CARICOM to consult on youth development action plan

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first_img Share GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The CARICOM Secretariat has embarked on a series of stakeholder consultations in five member states – Belize, Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica and St Vincent and the Grenadines — to solicit feedback on the draft CARICOM youth development action plan (CYDAP) 2012 – 2017. The CYDAP, which was developed in a consultative process gives expression to Declaration of Paramaribo on the future of youth in the Caribbean Community. The declaration was issued by CARICOM heads of government following a special summit on youth development held in Suriname in January of last year. CARICOM heads of government convened the summit to discuss the seminal report of the CARICOM Commission on Youth Development (CCYD) titled Eye on the Future, Invest in Youth Now for Tomorrow’s Future. The report provided a comprehensive analysis of the situation of youth in the Caribbean and made significant recommendations on how to improve the well-being of Caribbean youth. Central elements of CYDAP include six CARICOM youth development goals: health and well being; participation, governance and partnerships, culture, identity and citizenship; education and economic empowerment; integrated and coordinated policy and institutional framework; and protection, safety and security. These goals are driven by a strengthened regional strategy for youth development.Consultations have to date engaged officials from public and private sector and civil society agencies, including youth and faith based organizations (FBOs) in Belize and The Bahamas.Dr Heather Johnson, CARICOM Secretariat’s deputy programme manager, youth and community development said, “The consultations have not only generated feedback to inform the finalization of the CYDAP and also reinforced the value of bringing a strategic cross section of stakeholders together to discuss the national policy and action in the context of a common multi-sectoral agenda.”The consultations will move to Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Haiti in the ensuing weeks. The draft CARICOM youth development action plan will be submitted to the 22nd meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) which will focus on youth, sport and culture, in January 2012.Caribbean News Now Share NewsRegional CARICOM to consult on youth development action plan by: – December 6, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 39 Views   one commentlast_img read more

Mountain to climb for the Gunners

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first_imgElsewhere, last season’s runners-up Atletico Madrid will have to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they host German side Bayer Leverkusen in their second leg. Arsenal have given themselves a lot of work to do if they’re to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in five seasons.They trail 3-1 after the first leg of their last-16 tie at home to Monaco last night.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got an injury-time goal to give Arsene Wenger’s side some hope.last_img read more

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer explodes into a ball of pure energy at Kawhi Leonard, Paul George press conference

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first_imgSteve Ballmer needs you to know he is FIRED UP.The Clippers owner launched the energy of a thousand suns over Los Angeles as he praised Kawhi Leonard and Paul George during Wednesday’s introductory press conference. Ballmer quickly deviated from his prepared notes and unleashed a primal scream into the microphone. I wouldn’t trust anyone who voluntarily sits like this pic.twitter.com/lJMJ4bJLyP— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) July 24, 2019″We got two guys who I am so excited to have,” Ballmer said. “Two guys who are tough. … Two guys who every year — every year — have gotten better. Every year. That’s — I’m inspired by that.”Keep in mind this is the toned-down version of Ballmer. Get ready for some insanely sweaty sideline shots of him next season. MORE: How Magic Johnson reportedly torpedoed Lakers’ shot at landing LeonardSomeone print “pretty damn cool!” on a shirt immediately.Steve Ballmer is “fired up” at the press conference! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/hIBnhybbj6— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 24, 2019He also yelled at the audience, telling spectators to stand and clap before bench pressing 600 pounds while drinking a Red Bull. (OK, that last part isn’t true.)It’s safe to say Steve Ballmer is happy to have Kawhi & Paul George on the @LAClippers! 😂 pic.twitter.com/dJ6mAhy40h— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 24, 2019Ballmer’s enthusiasm couldn’t even be contained by his own chair. He nearly exploded out of the arm rests.last_img read more