The Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF)

The Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF)

The CYF is the ‘centrepiece’ of the Commonwealth’s youth engagement strategy and is the highest decision-making forum for young people in the Commonwealth. It brings together young leaders from across the Commonwealth to exchange ideas; build networks; identify and debate development issues, challenges and opportunities; agree youth-led initiatives to mitigate challenges facing young people; and create opportunities to enhance young potential.

The CYF incorporates the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) General Assembly during which youth leaders receive reports on progress from the last CYF and hold their CYC executives to account on their stewardship of the CYC. In this way, the CYF has a built-in monitoring and accountability framework from CHOGM to CHOGM.

The CHOGM Intergenerational Dialogue with Heads of Government is another component that provides the highest-level demonstration of the Commonwealth’s continued commitment to respecting and including young people’s perspectives and capabilities in decision-making.

CYF delegates take part in interactive sessions with delegates in the other parallel forums, as both panellists and delegates. In addition, selected youth representatives from CYF are invited to attend the Pre-CHOGM Foreign Ministers Meeting to present their policy recommendations and concrete proposals and plans for youth-led action.

Rwanda expects up to 300 delegates including two official youth delegates from each member country, as well as other specially invited/selected international and local young people, and key youth sector stakeholders.

CONTACT ORGANIZER
Name: Patient Ndizeye
Email: cyf@chogm2021.rw
Telephone Number: 0788653363

Programme

Sunday

20st June 2021

Monday

21st June 2021

Tuesday

22nd June 2021

09:00 - 10:00

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 09:00 AM 06/20/2021 10:00 AM Africa/Kigali Opening Ceremony Kigali, Rwanda

Opening Ceremony

Taking Charge of Our Future

Intare Conference Arena, Kigali

10:00 - 11:00

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 10:00 AM 06/20/2021 11:00 AM Africa/Kigali Plenary Session 1: Taking Charge of Our Future Kigali, Rwanda

Plenary Session 1:

Taking Charge of Our Future

11:00 - 11:30

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 11:00 AM 06/20/2021 11:30 AM Africa/Kigali Networking Break & Launch of Marketplace Kigali, Rwanda

Networking Break & Launch of Marketplace

11:30 - 13:00

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 11:30 AM 06/20/2021 01:00 PM Africa/Kigali Parallel Breakout Sessions: Thematic Action Plan 1 Kigali, Rwanda

Parallel Breakout Sessions:

  • Thematic Action Plan 1
  • Technology Skills and Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Youth & Human Capital
  • Health & COVID-19
  • Trade

13:00 - 14:00

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 01:00 PM 06/20/2021 02:00 PM Africa/Kigali Lunch & Networking Kigali, Rwanda

Lunch & Networking

14:00 - 14:10

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 02:00 PM 06/20/2021 02:10 PM Africa/Kigali Keynote Speaker / ‘Quick Bites’ Kigali, Rwanda

Keynote Speaker / ‘Quick Bites’

14:10 - 15:00

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 02:10 PM 06/20/2021 03:00 PM Africa/Kigali Plenary Session 2: Reimagining Sustainability Kigali, Rwanda

Plenary Session 2

Reimagining Sustainability

15:10 - 15:30

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 03:10 PM 06/20/2021 03:30 PM Africa/Kigali Networking Break Kigali, Rwanda

Networking Break

15:30 - 16:45

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 03:30 PM 06/20/2021 04:45 PM Africa/Kigali Parallel Breakout Sessions: Thematic Action Plan 2 Kigali, Rwanda

Parallel Breakout Sessions: Thematic Action Plan 2

  • Governance and the Rule of Law
  • Technology Skills and Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Youth & Human Capital
  • Health & COVID-19
  • Trade

16:45 - 17:30

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 04:45 PM 06/20/2021 05:30 PM Africa/Kigali Keynote / Townhalls Kigali, Rwanda

Keynote / Townhalls

17:30 - 18:00

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 05:30 PM 06/20/2021 06:00 PM Africa/Kigali Closing Debrief & Reflection Kigali, Rwanda

Closing Debrief & Reflection

18:00 - 20:00

Add to my Calendar 06/20/2021 06:30 PM 06/20/2021 08:00 PM Africa/Kigali Pop-up Marketplace: Food, Art, and Entertainment by Rwandan DJs Kigali, Rwanda

Pop-up Marketplace: Food, Art, and Entertainment by Rwandan DJs

09:00 - 09:15

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 09:00 AM 06/21/2021 09:15 AM Africa/Kigali Innovating Transformation Kigali, Rwanda

Keynote Speaker

Innovating Transformation

09:15 - 10:15

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 09:15 AM 06/21/2021 10:15 AM Africa/Kigali Plenary Session 3: The Economic Imperative: Skills Development for 21st Century Jobs / Challenging the rules – in Trade Kigali, Rwanda

Plenary Session 3: The Economic Imperative: Skills Development for 21st Century Jobs / Challenging the rules – in Trade

10:15 - 10:45

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 10:15 AM 06/21/2021 10:45 AM Africa/Kigali Networking Break Kigali, Rwanda

Networking Break

10:45 - 10:55

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 10:45 AM 06/21/2021 10:55 AM Africa/Kigali Keynote Speaker / ‘Quick Bites’ Kigali, Rwanda

Keynote Speaker / ‘Quick Bites’

11:00 - 13:00

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 11:00 AM 06/21/2021 01:00 PM Africa/Kigali KParallel Breakout Sessions: Thematic Action Plan 3 Kigali, Rwanda

Parallel Breakout Sessions: Thematic Action Plan 3

  • Governance and the Rule of Law
  • Technology Skills and Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Youth & Human Capital
  • Health & COVID-19
  • Trade

13:00 - 14:00

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 01:00 PM 06/21/2021 02:00 PM Africa/Kigali Lunch & Networking Kigali, Rwanda

Lunch & Networking

14:00 - 14:10

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 02:00 PM 06/21/2021 02:10 PM Africa/Kigali Keynote Speaker / ‘Quick Bites’ Kigali, Rwanda

Keynote Speaker / ‘Quick Bites’

14:10 - 15:00

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 02:10 PM 06/21/2021 03:00 PM Africa/Kigali Plenary Session 4: Youth Championing Innovation for Transformation and Development Kigali, Rwanda

Plenary Session 4: Youth Championing Innovation for Transformation and Development

Session to explore: focusing on Innovation, use of tech, Youth Participation is covered in plenary

15:10 - 15:30

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 02:10 PM 06/21/2021 03:30 PM Africa/Kigali Networking Break Kigali, Rwanda

Networking Break

15:30 - 16:15

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 03:30 PM 06/21/2021 04:15 PM Africa/Kigali Parallel Breakout Sessions 4: Thematic Action Plan 4 (Project Lab) Kigali, Rwanda

Parallel Breakout Sessions 4: Thematic Action Plan 4 (Project Lab)

  • Governance and the Rule of Law
  • Technology Skills and Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Youth & Human Capital
  • Health & COVID-19
  • Trade

16:15 - 16:25

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 04:15 PM 06/21/2021 04:25 PM Africa/Kigali Keynote Speaker / ‘Quick Bites’ Kigali, Rwanda

Keynote Speaker / ‘Quick Bites’

16:30 - 17:45

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 04:30 PM 06/21/2021 05:45 PM Africa/Kigali Closing Plenary Session: Co-creation and Strategic Partnership Kigali, Rwanda

Closing Plenary Session: Co-creation and Strategic Partnership

17:45 - 18:15

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 05:45 PM 06/21/2021 06:15 PM Africa/Kigali Closing Debrief & Reflections Kigali, Rwanda

Closing Debrief & Reflections

18:15 - 20:00

Add to my Calendar 06/21/2021 06:15 PM 06/21/2021 08:00 PM Africa/Kigali Cultural Night & Dinner Kigali, Rwanda

Cultural Night & Dinner

09:00 - 10:30

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 09:00 AM 06/22/2021 10:30 AM Africa/Kigali CYC General Assembly Kigali, Rwanda

CYC General Assembly

Delivering on a common future – Connection & Partnerships

11:00 - 11:45

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 11:00 AM 06/22/2021 11:45 AM Africa/Kigali Networking Break Kigali, Rwanda

Networking Break

11:45 - 13:00

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 11:45 AM 06/22/2021 01:00 PM Africa/Kigali CYC General Assembly Kigali, Rwanda

CYC General Assembly

13:00 - 14:30

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 01:00 PM 06/22/2021 02:30 PM Africa/Kigali Lunch Kigali, Rwanda

Lunch

14:30 - 16:00

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 01:30 PM 06/22/2021 04:00 PM Africa/Kigali CYC General Assembly Kigali, Rwanda

CYC General Assembly

16:00 - 17:00

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 04:00 PM 06/22/2021 05:00 PM Africa/Kigali Networking Break Kigali, Rwanda

Networking Break

17:00 - 18:00

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 05:00 PM 06/22/2021 06:00 PM Africa/Kigali Closing Ceremony and Installation of New CYC Executives Kigali, Rwanda

Closing Ceremony and Installation of New CYC Executives

18:00 - Late

Add to my Calendar 06/22/2021 06:00 PM Africa/Kigali [Tentative] Youth Community Engagement in Kigali Kigali, Rwanda

[Tentative] Youth Community Engagement in Kigali

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