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National Youth Crime Prevention Conference commences today

May 24, 2012, 10:54 AM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Youth leaders and representatives of youth friendly institutions across the country will today gather at the TANGO Conference Hall in Kanifing for a three-day 1st National Youth Crime Prevention Conference.

The conference organised by the Youth Crime Watch – The Gambia and powered by the US Embassy in Banjul is scheduled for May 23-25, 2012 under the theme, “Combating Crime through Youth Empowerment”.

According to information reaching this paper, the aim of the conference is to establish a platform for youth-driven interdisciplinary, multi-sector think-tank that will support the efforts of governments, security agencies and local partners in ensuring enhanced security, development and creating opportunities in The Gambia.

The conference is expected to be graced by senior government officials, diplomats, youth activists, media representatives and partner institutions.

On day one of the conference, participants would discuss topics such as the role of the media in crime prevention to be presented by Nfamara Jawneh, deputy editor-in-chief of The Point newspaper and youth activist.

Later in the day, the conference participants would deliberate on human trafficking in person to be presented by the Executive Director of Youth Crime Watch, Abdul Jobe.

The final presentation will be centred on Internet Crimes: Tips for Reporting and Prevention to be presented by the Gambia Police Force.

Day two of the conference, the information made available to this paper further revealed, would be characterised by presentations on terrorism and its impact on society, crime investigation and reporting, community policing and police dialogue forum.

On Saturday, the third and final day of the conference will focus on youth crime prevention strategies, identifying youth-related crimes at regional level etc.

Over the years, YCWG has being actively involved in crime prevention in the country targeting all relevant stakeholders including students, police and youth leaders.