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Vision 2020 a Social Impact Project
August 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:15 amNGN2500
Seven years ago, after reading an article featuring the youngest female parliamentarian, Alengot Oromait of Uganda, I founded Women and Youth in Governance and Politics WYGP (formerly Women in Government and Politics). As an advocacy group, we are committed to increasing the numbers of Women and Youth (35 and under) participating in global politics by supporting the eradication of Ageism and Sexism in the global political process.
This August, In recognition of International Youth Day, Women and Youth in Governance and Politics (WYGP) would like to invite young people to join us as participants in our Social Impact Project. On the 12th of August, we will be hosting a Vision Boarding zoom event which envisions how the world would look in a pandemic if it was led by More Women and More Youth. – Winihin Jemide (Mrs) for WYGP
There will be 2 sessions;
9am to 10 am: Years 5/6
10.15 am to 11.15 am: Years 7/8
At WYGP, Vision 2020 is the development of a Global Vision Statement that articulates the need for More Women! More Youth! Zero Ageism! Zero Sexism! In Governance and Politics. The Vision Board which is a compilation of images that represent a world where there is a balance between Men, Women and Youth in political leadership, will be an appendix to the Vision Statement.
We believe that political leadership is an aspiration that can be held by all people and through the Vision Boarding Event, we support the International Youth Day 2020 theme:
Youth Engagement for Global Action
WYGP and all it stands for aligns with this theme.
Should you choose to attend, a list of instructions and simple research questions will be sent ahead to enable participants to start thinking about the issue of political leadership.
The cost is N2,500 per child participant. Looking forward to welcoming years 5 to 8, as we shape a generation of thinking leaders.
Through the Vision Boarding Event, we hope to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people can lead at the local, national and global levels” as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.
We will be looking at the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak and how meaningful engagement and participation of women and youth through concerted global action has affected the narrative.
The aim of IYD 2020 is to shed light on the need to enable the engagement of youth by making local, national and global institutions more inclusive for the purpose of strengthening their capacity (and relevance) to achieve global action.
This year’s IYD seeks to put the spotlight on youth engagement through the following three interconnected streams:
- Engagement at the local/community level;
2. Engagement at the national level (formulation of laws, policies, and their implementation); and,
- Engagement at the global level.
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