GIS – 21 August, 2018: A delegation of twenty-four participants under the Youth Leadership Programme 2018 (YLTP) - Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung(FES Madagascar), met the Deputy Speaker of the Mauritius National Assembly, Mr Mahendranuth Sharma Hurreeram, yesterday in the Chamber of the National Assembly in Port Louis.
Discussions focused on the functions and operations of the Mauritian legislature with regards to the Constitution, Standing Orders and Rules of the National Assembly, the electoral system in Mauritius and parliamentary traditions, conventions and practice.
In his address, Mr Hurreeram highlighted that the platform of YLTP is a great opportunity for young participants to learn about different political concepts and their implications, get familiar to national and international political mechanisms as well as the techniques and tools of leadership, and develop democratic culture in leadership. This platform will thus enable them achieve a personal vision and at the same time master and apply modern concepts and tools of political communication, he said.
In addition, the Deputy Speaker called on the participants to become more responsible, develop their potential, share constructive ideas, and make judicious use of ICT as a means to strengthen democracy and contribute to the advancement of their country.
YLTP and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
The YLTP aims at: promoting and supporting innovative thinking and leadership among youth; accelerating implementation of innovative solutions for sustainable development; building networks of young men and women who are able to create change and positive sustainable impact in their communities, countries and region; and showcasing the achievements of the young men and women as change makers in their communities as well as to promote gender equality and social innovation.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) contributes to building the capacity of state and non-state actors to play their role in the process of consolidating democracy.
Since 2005, the FES has been implementing the YLTP to encourage the emergence of new generations of multipliers prepared for participation in decision-making, especially political decision-making. The beneficiaries are twenty-four young women and men from civil society organisations, the private sector, political parties, and the media and state organisations from different regions of Madagascar
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