Media Advisory

30 October 2013

BRICS - National Youth Consultative Forum

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with the Presidency and National Youth Development Agency, (NYDA) will host the BRICS-National Consultative Forum on 01 November 2013.  The Consultative Forum will be held under the theme “The Role of BRICS in Youth Development”.

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane will deliver a keynote address at the Forum.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date:  Friday, 01 November 2013

Venue: Conference Centre 1, O.R Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale

PROGRAMME

08:45 – 09:15 Keynote Address by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

09:15 – 09:30 Presentation by the BRICS Secretariat, Amb Anil Sooklal

09:30 – 09:45 Presentation by BRICS Business Council, Mr Brian Molefe

09:45 – 10:15 Presentation by the BRICS Development Bank,

.......................DDG Treasury, Ms Mmakgoshi Phetla-Lekhethe

10:15 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00 Address by the Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency, Mr Yeshen Pillay

11:00 – 11:30 Address by the President of the South African Youth Council, Mr Thulani Tshefuta

11:30 – 12:00 Presentation by the BRICS Academic Forum, Dr Candice Moore

12:00 – 13:00 Questions, discussions and working groups outline

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Breakaway session into two Commissions

Commission 1: Opportunities for Youth in BRICS Development Bank and Business Council

Commission 2: Education and Skills Development Opportunities provided by BRICS

15:30 – 17:00 Report-back from the two sectors

17:00 – 17:45 Reading and adoption of the South African Youth Policy

.......................Position on BRICS by Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

17:45 – 18:00 Closing Remarks by Deputy Minister Obed Baoela

RSVP: BowmanJ@dirco.gov.za

Enquiries: Mr Nelson Kgwete, +27 76 431 3078

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

 

 

 

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