CIPE is expanding its support for youth engagement and thought leadership. In many countries, education and employment options are even more limited now due to the COVID pandemic. At CIPE’s September 28 Global Youth Leadership Conference, CIPE Youth Leaders from five countries shared their progress on advocacy campaigns and projects to prompt change. Their efforts are drawing much attention and praise. Business at OECD Executive Director Hanni Rosenbaum, who delivered the keynote address, offered this encouragement: “Show the way for governments around the world […] what they have to do for youth”, she said. Rosenbaum’s remarks, the event panel discussion, and presentations are posted below. CIPE has also numerous blogs and resources outlining its youth leadership program and how those efforts are changing lives.

 

Global Youth Leadership Conference

September 28, 2021 | Held virtually

Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker

  • Andrew Wilson, Executive Director, CIPE
  • Hanni Rosenbaum, Executive Director, Business at OECD

 

Panel Discussion

  • Samiya Abdulkadir, President of the Ethiopian Youth Entrepreneurs Association (EYEA)
  • Nadia Fairuza Azzahra, Researcher at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS)
  • Miloš Nikolić, President of Libek (Serbia)
  • Anna Kompanek, CIPE Global Programs Director (moderator)

 

Presentations by CIPE Youth Leaders

Doris Mwikali (Kenya)

Ghislain Irakoze (Rwanda)

Pelumi Fadare (Nigeria)

Angelita Bonsilao (Philippines)

 

Final CIPE Youth Leader Presentation & Closing Remarks

Vanessa Chisakula (Zambia)