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Youth activists are key focus of Caribbean Violence Prevention Summit

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Monday, January 14, 2019 — To combat youth crime and violence in the Caribbean, a region that has the highest rate of victimization by homicide, assault, and threat in the world, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the CARICOM Secretariat, UNICEF, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, and the Caribbean Learning for Youth Networking and Change Sessions (LYNCS) Network will host a two-day summit to examine and redefine violence prevention solutions.

The Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention, held in Georgetown, Guyana on January 15-16,will convene leaders from youth movements, governments, civil society, development organizations and academia, to design transformational youth-centered action to combat crime and violence and address constraints that youth activists face in improving safety outcomes in their communities.

WHAT:

The Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention 2019

WHO:

Hosted by USAID’s Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) Program in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat, UNICEF, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, and the Caribbean Learning for Youth Networking and Change Sessions (LYNCS) Network

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 15 – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. GYT each day

WHERE:

Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown

Block Alpha, Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown   

EVENT DETAILS: 

Agenda: Please view the agenda for information on panels and speakers.

Livestream: Key sessions will be streamed live on CFYR’s Facebook (@CFYRProgram) and Instagram(@CFYRProgram). Please see agenda for livestreamed sessions and details.

Social media: #CaribYouthSummit2019 and http://bit.ly/CaribYouthSummit

Opening ceremony will be on January 15, 9-10:30 a.m. GYT

  • Dr. the Hon. George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, Representative, President of Republic of Guyana
  • Debra Wahlberg, Chief of Party, Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) Program
  • Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General
  • Ms. Asha-Gaye Cowell, Caribbean Learning for Youth Networking and Change Sessions Network Co-Chair
  • Ms. Kurba-Marie Questelles, Caribbean Learning for Youth Networking and Change Sessions Network Co-Chair
  • Mrs. Muriel Mafico, UNICEF Deputy Representative for the Eastern Caribbean
  • Ms. Deidre Clarendon, Chief – Social Sector Division, Caribbean Development Bank
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