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Point Deputy Editor off to Ghana

Jul 24, 2012, 1:43 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The deputy editor-in-chief and youth forum columnist of The Point Monday left Banjul for Accra, Ghana.

Nfamara Jawneh is attending a two-day sub-regional conference on youth employment under the theme ‘youth and employment - discussing the implementation of strategic policy frameworks on youth and employment in West Africa.’

The conference is organised by the Foundation for Future Leaders International (FFLI) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on 24 and 25 July 2012.

The objective of the sub-regional consultative meeting is to provide a strategic platform for the intellectual engagement of all youth development stakeholders including the youth themselves, entrepreneurs from the private sector, experts, government officials, academia and policymakers to brainstorm on providing a strategy for addressing youth unemployment in West Africa.

Speaking to this reporter shortly before his departure, Mr Jawneh thanked the organisers for the invitation extended to him.

He also thanked The Point’s management for giving him the opportunity to participate in the event.

Mr Jawneh, who also doubles as the regional president of the West African Network of Journalists on Peacebuilding (WANJOP), will also hold meetings in Ghana with officials and members of the network in that country.

He is also scheduled to have a briefing with WANJOP national coordinator in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, while on transit at Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport.

“This is a great opportunity for me; not only will I have the chance to discuss and share ideas with other conference participants on youth employment issues in the sub-region, but will also have the opportunity to further strengthen WANJOP,” he said.

The youth activist cum journalist is expected to return to Banjul on Saturday 28 July 2012.

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