Five OECS social entrepreneurs nominated for participation at the One Young World Summit 2019

Five OECS social entrepreneurs nominated for participation at the One Young World Summit 2019

OECS Media Release

As part of the OECS Commission's commitment to drive youth development in the region, it has become a nominating agency for the One Young World (OYW) Summit held in London, United Kingdom, from 22 - 25 October 2019. This Summit seeks to encourage peer to peer learning, mentorship by leading figures in various sectors who pursue social reform and change; and provide the opportunity for global networking among young social leaders. 

For this reason, the Commission has sought to ensure that our region is well represented by individuals engaging in innovative initiatives which have and/or promises to have a high social impact at both the national and regional levels. The five selected individuals are: 

Name

Country

Initiative

OYW Plenary

Dione Browne

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Boys Mentorship Programme

Poverty Alleviation

Amanda Scott

Grenada

Fireflies: Girls (6-12) mentorship, and empowerment organisation  

Education

 

Poverty Alleviation

Jasmine Duncan

Saint Lucia

Reimagining used tires in the construction industry

Poverty Alleviation

 

Planetary Health

Mitchel John

Commonwealth of Dominica

Agrosuede Backyard gardening: use of social media to promote good agricultural practices

Planetary Health

 

Poverty Alleviation

Chad Greaves

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Vincy Aspire: use of technology to promote the social and educational development of youth

Education

   Ce communiqué de presse est en concordance avec le 1er objectif stratégique de l'OECO : Avance, soutenir et d'accélérer le commerce régional, l'intégration économique et sociale
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Yoshabel Durand Programme Officer, Human & Social Sustainability Cluster
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Yoshabel Durand Programme Officer, Human & Social Sustainability Cluster
OECS Communication Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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