May 21, 2015
1:00-1:15 p.m. Introduction to the Mini Summit by the Conference Organizers Jessica Zeroual and Rachel Ingabire
1:15-1:45 p.m. Introduction exercise for all conference participants, facilitated by Aviva Silburt and Rachel Uwase
1:45-2:00 p.m. First Speech by Rachel Uwase, Rwanda Director for the Global Institute for Youth
2:00-2:45 p.m. First breakout session, facilitated by Christine Johnston and Dieudonné Ka
If you could do anything and you knew you couldn't fail, what would you do?
What is the biggest issue facing youth today and why?
What are the most challenging issues for youth engagement in the political, economic and social spheres in the world today?
What are the underlining issues for youth within your community and your field of study/work?
2:45-3:00 p.m. Second Speech by Dieudonne Ka, Huye Initiative Plus
3:00-3:15 p.m. Skillbuilding excercise to strengthen active listening and communication skills, facilitated by Margot Bishop and Rachel Ingabire
3:15-3:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:45-4:30 p.m. Second breakout session, facilitated by Jessica Zeroual and Innocent Ninsiima
Lets bring it back to the barriers we talked about earlier. Who has the power to remove these barriers? How can we influence them?
What can we do together to achieve, impact, influence change?
What recommendations would you give to your community, country’s government and the United Nations to encourage more youth engagement and youth empowerment?
4:30-4:45 p.m. Third speech by Innocent Ninsiima, Founder of T.A.G.S.I. and Y4R Country Rep-Rwanda
4:45-5:00 p.m. Closing remarks by Conference Organizers Jessica Zeroual and Rachel Ingabire