YAD Organizes Symposum on Ethnic Based Politics, Religious and Cultural Discriminations in Sierra Leone

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Invitation to Symposium
“Ethnic Based Politics, Religious and Cultural Discriminations”

The Board and Management of Youth in Action for Development (YAD) wish to cordially request your participation in a symposium on the above theme, on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at the Holy Trinity Hall, Blama Road, Kenema. The Symposium is a component of the Youth Sensitization against Ethnic Voting, Religious and Cultural Discrimination project which is being implemented by YAD with funds from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) – Youth Solidarity Funds 2013.  

Attached please find a detailed agenda of the event.

While looking forward to your full participation in this august occasion, I wish to take this opportunity on behalf of the board and management of YAD, to thank you in advance for your participation.

Yours Sincerely,

 

Othman Sheriff
Project Coordinator

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  • Representatives of All political parties
  • Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs
  • Ministry of Youth and Sport
  • Ministry of Education Science and Technology
  • The Mayor, Kenema City                       
  • Deputy Mayor, Kenema City                           
  • Chairman, Kenema District Youth Council               
  • Chairman, Nongowa Chiefdom Youth Council
  • Chairman, Kenema District Council                           
  • Members of parliament, Constituencies 9,10 & 11
  • Political Parties Registration Commission
  • The Paramount Chief, Nongowa Chiefdom  
  • Tribal Heads, Kenema Municipality
  • Representative, Kenema Imams Council
  • Representative, Kenema Churches Council
  • Traditional authorities
  • The Police, Kenema Division
  • Plan International, Kenema Office
  • World Food Program,  Kenema Office
  • UNICEF,  Kenema Office
  • The Press

PROPOSED AGENDA

  • Opening prayers (Muslims and Christians)
  • Recitation of the National pledge
  • Introduction of the Chairperson
  • Chairpersons’ opening remarks
  • Brief background of project by YAD Project Coordinator
  • Speeches by representatives of various youth groups on:                                                                  
  • Ethnic Based Politics
  • Religious Discriminations
  • Cultural Discriminations
    Keynote address by his Lordship, the Mayor of Kenema Municipality
  • Keynote address  by representative of the All People Congress  (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by representative of Sierra Leone People’s Party (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by representative of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by the Chairman, Kenema District  Youth Council (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by Muslim Representative  (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by Christian Representative (5 minutes)
  • Keynote address by representative of traditional authorities (5 minutes)
  • Questions and answer session from the audiences
  • Vote of thanks
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