18.10.2011 - Youth Drive Change - UNESCO Youth Forum 2011

Some of the Female Movers and Shakers from Africa at the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum - Africa

Youth delegate from Nigeria, Sarah Aweyah, stands for a portrait by youth blogger Jennifer Ehidiamen © UNESCO / Jennifer Ehidiamen

About 54% of the youth delegates of the 7th UNESCO Youth forum are females. As the event formally kicks off in Paris, Jennifer Ehidiamen, a youth blogger from Nigeria interviews some female delegates from selected African countries in attendance.

Sibongile Nkosi talks about her work in Malawi that qualified her to be selected to represent her country at the forum.

Sarah Ayewah, representing Nigeria at the forum, shares her takeout at the first session of the youth forum- Conflict Resolution Workshop with Forest Whitaker, Academy Award Winner and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

Sylvia Namukasa, from Uganda, reflects back on her experience as the youth delegate from the 6th UNESCO Youth Forum and how it has inspired her to drive change locally, while gaining global recognition.

All the three young women had a message of change for youth in Africa and all over the world.

Read the full article here

This article was written by one of the Youth Bloggers of the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of UNESCO.

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