Youth News

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Are you a writer? Are you interested in the world around you? Do you want your voice to be heard by others? If so, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is definitely for you. We encourage you to be creative in your response to our topics. You can submit a poem, letter, article, story, essay or even a short play. The choice is yours. Just get writing!

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Minister Lisa Hanna is participating in a Rap Session with youth leaders at the Portland Youth Information Centre. Click "play" below to join us live at the session.


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, is encouraging young persons to play a greater role in protecting the environment.

He emphasized that it is imperative that citizens, particularly the youth, take the necessary steps to safeguard the environment, specifically as it relates to the impact of climate change.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

The Artraker Fund awards art that makes a direct positive change in countries that have experienced social upheaval and violent conflict. The Fund was created in 2012 by International Conflict and Security (INCAS) Consulting Ltd. The prize of GBP2500 is awarded to the winning submission in London on International Peace Day (21 September) each year. 

An international panel of judges from...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The IDB has issued a Call for innovative proposals to support communities and vulnerable groups. This Call for Proposals seeks to obtain technically and financially sound community-based development proposals from civil society organizations legally established in one of the IDB’s 26 borrowing member countries that:

  • Support well-targeted poverty reduction and social development activities that respond directly to the...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the ALAS Foundation are teaming up for the second annual ALAS-IDB Awards to recognize innovations and excellence in programs and research that benefit children under 6 years of age in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Launched last year, the competition is the first of its kind and honors professionals and organizations...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Are you pioneering a community-level project so awesome that you think it should happen everywhere?

The Global Neighborhood Challenge: A Pop-Up Fellowship with GOOD’s Global Citizenship Project is looking for five community innovators from around the globe with creative and scalable projects that strengthen the social fabric of their communities.

The five global fellows will come to GOOD HQ in Los Angeles for a pop-up...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hosted By G Adventures and The Planeterra Foundation, the G Project is open to everyday visionaries from all over the world with innovative ideas in any phase of development, from early concept to workable solution. Think of an idea that will have a positive impact on your planet. It can be big or small, local or global. Then, submit it to the G Project and get everyone you know to...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You can now officially register for the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference to be held in Washington, DC, September 10-12. The 7th annual conference is the premier learning event for practitioners, funders, private sector companies,...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Minister of Youth and Culture Hon. Lisa Hanna says budgetary allocations in the 2013-2014 Estimates of Expenditure demonstrate that the government has given priority status to the care and protection of the nation’s children. Speaking on April 10 at the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament, Minister Hanna noted that the total recurrent budget for the Ministry of Youth and Culture this year, represents an approximately 10 per cent...