QUEZON CITY, Philippines – With the country’s recent development towards unity through the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), a new beginning for peace springs not only in the region but throughout the Philippines. Along with peacebuilding, this aching part of the country has been longing for sustainable development in securing its future, and it is high time to put the youth in its center.
Sigaw ng Kabataan Coalition, an independent non-partisan national alliance of young leaders and youth organizations in the Philippines, together with the Rotary Satellite Club of Fort BGC Titans of Rotary International District 3830 supported by the Pilipinas Rotaract Multi-District Information Organization and many other partner agencies, will be hosting the Philippine Intercultural Youth Convention (PIYC) 2019, with the theme “New Beginnings for Peace, New Challenges for Development,” on September 21-22, 2019 in Tanghalang Bautista, Quezon City University, Quirino Highway, Quezon City.
The PIYC 2019, a DILG and NYC endorsed activity aims to provide a platform for the exchange of Philippine cultures and discussions on national issues that highlight the role of the youth in peace and development. Philippine government leaders as well as non-government and international partners will enrich forums on youth in peace, peace amidst diversity, vulnerabilities in conflict, and the essence of peacebuilding in the attainment of quality education, poverty alleviation, access to healthcare, and sustainable livelihood.
Two days of uniting youth leaders across Philippine regions, tribes and Indigenous people’s groups, PIYC 2019 will also bring the country’s rich cultural experience in one venue through segments such as the Cultural Festival, an exhibition of cultures, a cultural networking night, and many other cultural presentations. Its aim to engage the youth with government and non-government actors that will also be facilitated with a flow of plenary and breakout sessions.
The road to sustainable development is founded on the stability of peace, and PIYC 2019 hopes to integrate the Filipino youth in building this strong foundation.
You may register at www.piyc-skc.com/registration to be a part of the biggest youth-led peace-centric cultural event in the country. The event is also open for partnerships with organizations who can send a delegation of more than ten youth leaders.
For inquiries, you may reach the organizers at [email protected].
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