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NYC announces participants for youth parliament
MANILA, April 13, 2012—The National Youth Commission released the list of participants for the 9th Parliament of Youth Leaders (NYP9) that will take place in Naga City on May 2-6.
With the theme, “Revolutionizing Youth Development,” the parliament will gather 170 youth delegates and engage them to be empowered to have a stake at innovating solutions to pressing issues that the youth are facing today.
Application documents were screened by a multi-sectoral panel composed of representatives from the NYC, former NYP delegates, and other partner agencies of the NYC, the commission emphasized.
They expressed that the panel based their recommendations on a set of guidelines and criteria that ensure inclusiveness and active participation.
Delegates are also expected to craft policy proposal on several issues.
Concerns like education, health, employment and entrepreneurship, environment and climate change adaptation and youth participation in civil society and governance will be discussed during the parliament.
Recommendations from the youth leaders shall be presented and lobbied to other national and local agencies and government leaders to be considered as proposed bills and administrative policies.
“The previous incarnations of the parliament have generated valuable resolutions on various youth concerns. Some of these resolutions centered on SK Reform and empowerment; active youth participation in the procurement and budget proceedings of the government; climate change concerns like reduction of the usage of non-biodegradable carry out bags; and in education, the strengthening of alternative learning systems to curb the prevalence of out-of-school youth, among others,” the commission said.
The commission added that they shall subsidize the roundtrip Manila-Naga train fare via PNR of the NYP9 delegates.
NYC through the parliament will provide young people a venue to share ideas, gain valuable insights and networks from experts, as well as their peers to aid and revolutionize youth development efforts. (Jandel Posion)