The Network for Youth Leadership Development and Empowerment (NYLEDE) has held its first Consultative Dialogue in the Borough of New Kru Town on Leadership, Good Governance and Development. The dialogue, according to organizers, is geared towards the formation of a proposed pilot project entitled: “Youth toward Good Governance and Development.”
The dialogue, which was held on Friday, March 20, 2015 in collaboration with the Federation of Borough Youth, brought together 69 participants, including community leaders and youth organizations in and outside of the Borough. It was also attended by guests from the U.S. Embassy, USAID Advancing Youth Project and the United Youth, among others.
The consultative dialogue was facilitated by three presenters, including Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for Urban Affairs, Amos Tweh, who spoke on Leadership Characteristics and Traits of a Good Leader, while Mr. Dixon W. Seeboe, former Commissioner of Customs, spoke on Good Governance and Mr. James T. T. Tumu, stakeholder and eminent resident of the Borough of Kru Town, spoke on Development.
Participants at the dialogue believed good leaders are crucial for good governance and development in every society, and that they can be empowered through education and training.
Meanwhile, the proposed Youth towards Good Governance and Development Program is a pilot-project to be undertaken by the Network for Youth Leadership Development and Empowerment (NYLEDE) in collaboration with the Federation of Borough Youth (FOBY.
“The overall goal of the proposed LDTP program, we hope, will contribute to development in Liberia through the empowerment of the youth to take over leading roles in good governance, development and in the democratization process”, said Mr. Chealy Brown Dennis of the organizing team.