A Nigerian, Ahmed Adamu, has emerged the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council. Little-known Ahmed beat several other delegates from twenty one countries to emerge the winner at an election held Tuesday 12th November 2013, in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.
Ahmed Adamu, a native of Katsina State holds a B.Sc from Bayero University Kano and a PhD in Economics from Newcastle University, UK. He is also the founder and pioneer president of Youth Participation for Progressive Development Initiative.
Prior to his current position, Adamu, in December 2011, was a member of the Katsina State Executive Council Committee on Youth Restiveness and Unemployment, and later secretary, Constitutional Review Committee, Katsina Central Constituency in 2012.
The Commonwealth Youth Council Leaders will serve a two-year term until the next Council General Assembly in Mauritius in 2015.
See the list below for members of the council:
|Ahmed Adamu (Nigeria)
|Vice Chairperson – Policy, Advocacy and Projects
|Sudharshana Lakshmi (India)
|Vice Chairperson – Partnerships and Resources
|Sadham Zarjahan (Sri Lanka)
|Vice Chairperson – Inclusion and Engagement
|Mohamed Husni (Sri Lanka)
|Regional Representative – Africa and Europe
|Kiziah Philbert (Kenya)
|Regional Representative – Asia
|Tharika Dileepani (Sri Lanka)
|Regional Representative – Caribbean and the Americas
|Royden Beharry (Grenada)
|Regional Representative – Pacific
|Harry James (Solomon Islands)
|Representative – Special Interest Groups
|Wathsala Samarakoon (Sri Lanka)
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This article was first published on 15th November 2013