Conferences & Big Events
The Department of Youth Services has always seen the need for youth empowerment. While this is ensured in our daily activities and trainings, there are bigger events that have not only put our country on the map, but has also maximized opportunities for young people to express their needs in inclusivity as it relates to leadership matters.
Below are past international youth conferences and events that DYS has led or co-led within the last 5 years:
Caribbean Youth Leader's Summit 2016
The Caribbean Youth Leaders Summit aimed to provide a unique opportunity for young leaders, youth development practitioners, academics and policymakers to meet together to discuss research and programming priorities and capacity building workshops for youth in the Agenda 2030: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Participants from across the Caribbean region and the wider world offered speeches, research papers, training workshops, assessments of good practice and cultural presentations at the Summit.
World Youth Conference 2017
The World Youth Conference 2017 convened national, regional and international youth leaders under the theme: "Globally running to 2030, Becoming Sustainably Strong". It provided a platform for youth leaders to evaluate the past, by tasking
participants to acquire knowledge of their countries commitments to the Sustainable Developments Goals and their respective implementation strategies. What concluded from that was the Mahogany Declaration that formed realistic guidelines for our youth organizations and overall countries could use to facilitate the goals of the SDGs by 2030.