Registration Open for National Youth Parliament

Date Published: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Registration is now open for Jamaica's National Youth Parliament.

The National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) was started in November 2003 as a non-partisan initiative aimed at providing youth from across Jamaica with a form to express their views, network and debate issues of concern in the House of Representatives. The Parliament has traditionally been hosted as part of the slate of activities for National Youth Month celebrations in Jamaica, with the most recent sitting being in 2009.

 
The NYPJ is being restructured to provide an opportunity for youth to deepen their understanding of parliamentary democracy, while developing skills in research, policy formulation and analysis, advocacy, public speaking and communication. At the same time, youth will have the opportunity to dialogue with national political representatives, and review legislation and policy towards advancing the youth mainstreaming agenda.
 
The NYPJ will have a yearly programme of activities, to include, an Annual Sitting, regional meetings, dialogue with Ministers and Opposition spokespersons, and inputs in policy and programme development.
 
You must be a Jamaican between ages 18 and 27 yrs, to register for the National Youth Parliament.
 
Applicants will need to make themselves available for:
  • National Training Workshop: October 14-16, 2016
  • Annual Sitting: November 12-14, 2016