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The Division of Youth Affairs is inviting persons between the ages of 16 and 30 who have been actively involved in a youth organisation at the local or national level, to apply for the post of CARICOM Youth Ambassador.

The CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Programme (CYAP) is the Community’s institutional arrangement for deepening levels of youth partnership and participation in integration and development processes.

It aims to develop a cadre of young leaders equipped with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to educate the youth about regional issues and empower them to take advantage of and contribute to opportunities under the Caribbean Community’s Programmes.

In addition, the programme advocates for the rights of young people and for the development and implementation of sustainable national and regional policies and programmes; integrate youth perspectives and encourage youth participation in the Caribbean Community’s broader social and economic development systems; and promote Caribbean identity and citizenship among young people.

The main duties of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors are: advocacy, outreach and peer-peer education. They will also contribute to technical and policy making meetings convened by CARICOM organs, institutions and partner agencies.

Application forms are available online and at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, SKY Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael.

Candidates, who should be resident nationals of Barbados, may complete online applications or submit completed forms to the Ministry’s Sky Mall office in an envelope addressed: CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, c/o The Director of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, SKY Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael.

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, October 16, 2020. For more information, interested persons may email division.youth@barbados.gov.bb, or call Wanda Reid-Beckles at 535-3835. 

sheena.forde-craigg@barbados.gov.bb

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