As you all know, a new round of bloggers will soon begin to write, so I guess this is one of my last posts! I’ve enjoyed each one of the almost 20 posts I’ve written since March 2009, but I’ve enjoyed even more reading and hearing your comments and thoughts. This is what it’s all about: Hearing what our generation has to say about the main issues that are related to our world’s development.
No matter who you are, any international conference can be an overwhelming experience. As with most things, the surest way to fully grasp what to do and where to go is by experiencing it. But everyone will experience a first time, so I’ve jotted down a few notes from past experience that helped me here in Istanbul, and will hopefully lower the learning curve for you at your next international conference.
Are you a big fan of any band? I love music and I like some bands a lot, but to actually be a “big fan” is a different thing. One of the bands I’m a huge fan of is U2, and the reason is that they actually use music as a means to achieve great impact in our world.
The annual Global Youth Conference is organized by the World Bank's Y2Y group. For this year's conference (scheduled for October 22, 2009 in Washington, DC) the organizers want to hear from you! What would you like to see at the conference this year? Is there an issue you are passionate about and do you want to hear from a particular speaker?
Joao has been blogging from the World Water Youth Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.
The last 3 days of the World Water Forum in Istanbul were extremely busy, and prevented me from sending any updates. Now that the marathon is over I will try to summarise those long, intense days that concluded one of the world’s largest events on tackling water and sanitation issues.
Joao is at the World Water Youth Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, from where he's keep us posted on what’s happening and how young people are participating at the forum.
Thursday, 19th March, Istanbul: Another busy day at the World Water Forum, especially for all the young people attending.
As the end of the Forum approaches, things are getting busier in the corridors and conference rooms. We are halfway through now, and it’s time to get our act together at the World Water Youth Forum.