MANDALAY Region organised a three-day youth forum bringing together young people from 28 townships in the region at Gangaw Chan Yeiktha in TadaU Township yesterday.
The forum is aimed at developing community-based youth leadership and bringing youth into the process of democracy building in Myanmar, it was reported.
The forum’s purpose is to create a strong network for the young generation with a focus on benefiting communities, said Ko Si Thu, an event organiser.
The three-day forum is set to host discussions on the role of youth in the country’s nation-building endeavors and democratisation, youth policies and creating a culture of diversity among youth.
In Myanmar, young people aged 15-25 account for 17.81 per cent of the country’s total population.
Myanmar organised a national youth forum comprising delegates from states and regions in Yangon’s Hmawby Township in December 2012.
Aung Thant Khaing