CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Tamira Browne and Kishore Shallow played instrumental roles in executing a Live Social Media Interaction with CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday 21st January 2014.
The online social interaction was hosted by the CYA Corps at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown Guyana.
Its prime purpose was to expose young people across the Region to the work of CARICOM, the Secretariat and the institutions of the Community.
The session was spearheaded by Assistant Secretary General in charge of Human and Social Development Dr. Douglas Slater.
Issues related to the CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan, which was developed to guide national policy, integrated planning and action regarding youth were discussed.
Dr. Slater in his remarks stated that he had a vision that the youth would carry on the role of CARICOM within the Region and he advised the youth to arm themselves with all the tools available including proper education and soft skills.
Mr. LaRocque in his presentation, spoke to issues such as the progress made by the CARICOM Secretariat in the area of youth engagement and development including the CYDAP, free movement of CARICOM nationals, climate change as it related to CARICOM and the CARICOM Reform process.
Ambassador Tamira Browne, who monitored the activities online, said that the two hour event received over thirty-seven thousand hits from users of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors’ Facebook page.
Both Miss Browne and Mr. Shallow expressed their intent to facilitate future similar events in the near future, with the prime purpose, to sensitize the Vincentian public about CARICOM.