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Caricom installs Youth Ambassadors.

President of the Republic of Suriname and Chairman of the Caribbean Community H.E. Desiré Delano Bouterse, last Thursday, officially installed thirty-one youth leaders from across the region have been installed as CARICOM Youth Ambassadors.

The installation ceremony took place last week In suriname as part of the opening ceremony of the CARICOM-UNASUR High Level Youth Exchange hosted by the Surinamese President Desi Bouterse.

Jamaica’s Dwayne Gutzmer was also installed as the new Dean of the CARICOM Youth Ambassador Corps.

According to the caricom secretariat, The CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Programme is a mechanism for leadership development and youth participation. The Youth Ambassadors (CYA’s) are the Community’s focal points for deepening the regional integration and development process through advocacy and peer education initiatives. Membership of the network currently stands at thirty-four (34) CYA’s from fourteen Full and four Associated States and are selected from the membership of National Youth Councils or other representative youth organizations and/or are experienced youth leaders.

Guyana had two youth observers attending the Parimaribo meeting.

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