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Youth convenes in Windhoek for development seminar

From Monday to Wednesday next week, the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service, in partnership with the Office of the President, the National Youth Council, the National Youth Service and the National Planning Commission, will host the 2016 National Youth Development seminar in Windhoek.
Earlier this week, the National Youth Council announced that the opening ceremony is on Monday 05 September at the Country Club Resort while parallel sessions will continue the next two days, 6 and 7 September, at the Gateway Conference Centre in Khomasdal.
The three-day event expects to host over 300 national youth delegates and youth development stakeholders who will participate in facilitated discussions officiated by experts from the Commonwealth and the United Nations Development Programme.
“The government has identified the youth as key contributors, beneficiaries and implementing partners in the development process. Thus the government aims to facilitate shared ownership of development plans by providing the space for young people to make material contribution to policy formulation” according to the Youth Council.
Namibia’s current National Youth Plan was adopted by Cabinet in 2006 and is now due for review. The third National Youth Plan runs from 2016 to 2021.
Its aim is to develop a strategic framework to enhance multi-sectoral implementation of youth development programmes.
Attendance is free but participation is by invitation, however provision has been made for public registration. Due to limited seats, registration is issued on a First Come First Serve basis. Interested persons can still register by sending an email to [email protected]

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