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Youth Forum 2015 (Session 3 and Session 4) - Economic and Social Council
3 Feb 2015 -  Session IV “Gender Equality and Youth: 20 years since the Beijing Platform for Action and onwards to a Post-2015 Development Framework”

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Session III “Youth on the rise: Youth participation in Africa”

Chair: His Excellency Mohamed Khaled Khiari (Tunisia), Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council.
Moderator: Mr. Chernor Bah, Co-Founder, A World at School, and Founding Chair, Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) Youth Advocacy Group.
Speakers
- Mr. Ibrahim Ceesay, Chair, African Youth Alliance on Post 2015 and Reference Group Member of Action/2015 Global Campaign
- Ms. Rachel Nyaradzo Adams, Associate Director for Africa, Office of International Affairs at Yale University
- Ms. Yvonne Akoth, Post-2015 Ambassador of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
- Mr. Eric Niragira, Founder and Executive Director, CEDAC

Interactive discussion


Session IV “Gender Equality and Youth: 20 years since the Beijing Platform for Action and onwards to a Post-2015 Development Framework”

Chair: Her Excellency María Emma Mejía Vélez (Colombia), Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council
Moderator: Ms. Femi Oke, Journalist, Al Jazeera
Speakers
- Ms. Vivian Onano, Education Spokesperson for Moremi Africa and Global Youth Ambassador for “A World at School”
- Ms. Mirna Ines Fernández, Professor, EMI University and Member, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
- Ms. Melissa Ruvimbo Kubvoruno, Member, Rozario Memorial Trust and the World Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
- Mr. Dakshitha Wickremarathne, Social worker and Member of the Global Civil Society Advisory Group (GCSAG)

Interactive discussion
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