Monday, March 26, 2012
GYIN secretary general attends Global Greens Congress
The secretary general of Global Youth Innovation Network – The Gambia, Miss Meita Touray, on Tuesday, left for Dakar, Senegal to attend the third Global Greens Congress, which is the first in Africa.
The congress, to be held from 27th March to 1st April, aims at enhancing and empowering the network between young green activists and organisations around the world, work on a green vision and an action plan for Global Young Greens network, and women empowerment in Africa, amongst others. The congress is hosted by the Fédération Démocratique des Ecologistes du Sénégal (FEDES) in partnership with the African Green Federation and the Global Greens Coordination,
Miss Meita Touray has been selected by Global Greens to be part of its Global Greens congress delegates.
Shortly before leaving, Ms Touray expressed delight for her nomination as a delegate for the Global Greens Congress, which attracts participants from all over the ‘Green world’ with different cultures, diverse histories, and different languages but all united by a sense of global citizenship and committed to common political values and ideals.
The congress will have on its agenda the need for fundamental economic reform.
At the congress, Ms Touray will also take part in the gender seminar which is for young political activists from all countries who are active in gender issues. Ms Touray noted that her participation in the gender seminar will bolster her morale as a young but active gender activist.
The third Global Greens Congress offers participants the best platform to be part of a diverse group of young people interested and committed to demystify gender issues.