Fiji offered opportunity to host Commonwealth Youth Summit
September 4, 2015 8:02 pm
Fiji has been offered the opportunity to host the next Commonwealth Youth Summit, scheduled for this December.
The offer was made to Youth and Sports Minister Laisenia Tuitubou by the Commonwealth Director of the Youth Development Division Katherine Ellis.
The two met in the margins of the Pacific Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers meeting, currently being held in Samoa.
They discussed how best the Ministry of Youth and Sports can work with the Commonwealth to address youth development in not only Fiji but the Pacific region as well.
As well, they talked about ways of using Fiji’s hub status for regional co-ordination in the areas of youth work qualification and as a cascade model on youth developmental agendas and it’s progress.
Tuitubou agreed to accommodate a Commonwealth Regional Youth Representative and an office in Fiji, to help foster healthier collaboration.