IMPACT REPORT I April 2019
BUBL National Youth Summit 2019
BUBL National Youth Summit 2019 organized under the theme Youth Participation in National Leadership and Peacebuilding help gathered together more than 50 people including youth leaders and guest speakers from several civil society organizations across Liberia. The two days summit was held at the U.S. Embassy compound in the capital Monrovia. In attendance were 55 participants, mostly youth leaders and representatives from 7 of the 15 counties in Liberia. We invited 7 guest speakers from civil society organizations including the Pan Afrikan Volunteer Network (PAVON), Young Women in Action for Peace Initiative (YWAPI), Youth in Action for Peace and Development (YAPD), Protect the Children from Harmful Drug Abuse (PCHDA), and the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study( YES) Alumni Corp of Liberia.
Among the participants, there were 32 males and 23 females who received training in peacebuilding and youth leadership to promote peace and development in their communities in Liberia.
The following topics: The Roles of Youth in Peacebuilding, Youth in Advocacy for Peace and Development, Global Citizen and importance Cultural Exchange, Understanding the Anthropological analysis of Liberia, The importance of Social Media in Youth Empowerment and Community Development, The Impact of History: improving unity among ethnic groups in Liberia, and Genuine Reconciliation, a platform for peaceful coexistence and national development were presented by our guest speakers.
We also conducted group discussions to inspire participants about ways to solve problems affecting their communities, and to promote peace and development in Liberia at large. We worked collectively to organize this important summit and are grateful for the support we received from our network of organizations — with a common goal of improving Liberia.