Young Leaders from Guyana will be represented at One Young World Caribbean Caucus in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago from August 29-30, 2018.
According to a statement from the organisers, those representing Guyana are Leonard Hoppie, Navina Paul, Kaierouann Radix, Korey Chisholm, Royston Alkins, Salima Bacchus Hinds, Patricee Douglas, Elsie Harry, Onika Baptiste, David Clarke.
Apart from the youth ambassadors, young leaders in the areas of the economy, sport, arts and entertainment, gender and sexual rights, politics and government, religion, environmental sustainability, education and health from across the region will be in attendance.
These young leaders will discuss key developmental issues and solutions in the above areas, the organisers noted.
The One Young World Caribbean Region is headed by Coordinating Ambassador, Kieron Joseph Samaroo of Trinidad and Tobago.
According to Samaroo, “One Young World represents the highest hopes that our world can be made a better place for all. It brings together the brightest, hardest working, most inspiring young leaders from across the world and exposes them to fresh ideas, international issues, and insights on how they can make an impact in their respective areas.”
The One Young World Caribbean Caucus is an annual conference of One Young World Ambassadors from throughout the Caribbean Region. One Young World Ambassadors are the former participants of One Young World Summits, which take place every year in a different country.
These Summits are organized by London-based charity One Young World, and annually feature a powerhouse of internationally acclaimed speakers such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, former United National Secretary General Kofi Annan, Hollywood superstar and rights activist Emma Watson, President Vincente Fox of Mexico, President Mary Robinson of Ireland and many more.
This will be the second such Caribbean Caucus. The inaugural Caucus was held in Trinidad and Tobago in 2017, and it is envisioned that after this year, the conference will take place in different Caribbean territories.