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Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute holds official launch

Last night, the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute held its official launch event in Auckland.  The audience, hosted by AUT Business School, heard from members of each of this year’s delegations.  

Korey Te Hira shared his experience of attending the World Trade Organisation Public Forum in Geneva in October, and Charlie Lin spoke about meeting his fellow delegates to the upcoming Pacific Youth and Sports Conference in Noumea at their training weekend last month.  While he couldn’t come to Auckland for the event, Jerome Cameron, from our UN Climate Change Conference delegation, also shared his reaction to being chosen this week to join the Institute in Warsaw this December:

 The Institute extends its thanks to the AUT Business School and Dr Geoff Perry for their support in hosting this event, and to Sarah Trotman for her key role in making it possible.

Take a look here for more photos from the night.


Pacific Youth and Sports Conference Training Weekend

 This weekend our Pacific Youth and Sports Conference delegates met for the first time. Their Training Weekend was held in Auckland, and hosted by Papatoetoe High School.  

The delegates’ conference will focus on ways in which sport can be used to make positive change in health, education and social inclusion outcomes in their communities. To help them understand these issues in a New Zealand context, they were joined by a number of experts over the course of the weekend.

Other highlights included team building (building spaghetti and marshmallow towers), learning about effective fundraising, a morning sports session, and brainstorming in the delegation’s project groups.

The Institute would like to extend its special thanks to the following speakers:

  • Peter Gall, Principal, Papatoetoe High School
  • Franck Castillo, Oceania Football Confederation
  • Julie Watson, Human Rights Commission
  • Rennie Qin, Medical Students for Global Awareness
  • Phill Parker, Coever Coaching / Aotearoa Football Charitable Trust
  • Kern Mangan-Walker, Generation Zero
  • Sally Wu, UN Youth

For their awesome support, thanks too to:

Pacific Youth and Sports Conference delegation selected

The team at the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute is excited to announce the selection of its first international delegation.

In December, we will be sending 31 young leaders aged 16-25 to the Pacific Youth and Sports Conference in Noumea, where they will learn all about how sport can be used as a tool for social change.  Once they return home, these delegates will work with our delegation partners Aotearoa Football Confederation Trust, P3 Foundation and UN Youth New Zealand to create changemaking projects in their communities.

With exciting themes like health, education and capacity building and social inclusion, we can’t wait to see what they come up with!

To find out more about those heading to New Caledonia, take a look at their delegate profiles here »

We congratulate all who applied for the high calibre of their applications.