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20.11.2009 Press Release

YOUTH DRIVE INTERNATIONAL (YDI) DELEGATE RETURN’S TO GHANA AFTER A SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPATION IN THE YOUNG COMMONWEALTH CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT 09.

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Youth Drive International (YDI) delegate return to Ghana after a successful participation in the Youth Commonwealth Climate Change Summit 09 which was organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat at the Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX from 28th – 30th October, 2009 on the theme “Tackling Climate Change: A Commonwealth Agenda for Young People”.

The YCCCS 2009 was organised by a team of dedicated youth leaders with support from the

Commonwealth Youth Programme and the Economic Affairs Division of the Commonwealth

Secretariat, the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Commonwealth Foundation, Global Action Plan, the Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit, the

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the Clinton Global Initiative University, the United Nations

Youth Programme, and The Roselle Antoine Foundation.

The Summit was held as a run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

(CHOGM) in Trinidad & Tobago in November 2009, and the United Nations Climate Change

Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) in December 2009. The young leaders who participated in the summit had a unique opportunity to influence the Climate agenda at a pivotal point in intergovernmental negotiations. It was the intention of the organizers that declarations, the product of discussions over the course of the summit, will be shared at these high level events and with individual governments by delegates, as well as disseminated far and wide through Commonwealth and other networks.

The YDI delegation was made of Mr. Kwame Amo Yeboah, a member of the Board of Directors and a senior executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly with support from Mr. Patrick Arthur the Chief Executive Officer of YDI. The delegation also took part in a 30 minutes Youth Panel on the morning of the 28th October 2009 to share their perspectives on the above theme and also discussed their proposal which will be implemented upon their return to Ghana.

The Youth Drive International delegation was supported by the National Youth Council of Ghana.

Development / Accra / Ghana / Africa / Modernghana.com

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