FOUR Bruneian youths yesterday departed for Beijing, China to address environmental issues at the International Youth Organisation Forum and Beijing Sister City Youth Camp.
Rodziah Hj Adnan, Stephanie Yong, Mohd Khairullizan Mohd Yussof and Firdaus Ismail will participate in the forum and camp held from October 20 to 26.
The youths are representatives from the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRE), Green Brunei and Beach Bunch.
Rodziah, an officer at JASTRE’s Environmental Planning and Management Unit, said the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports extended its invitation to the department as environment will be one of the issues discussed during the forum.
Firdaus from Green Brunei said the programme would benefit him in terms of knowledge sharing in aspects such as urban enviroment management and sustainability.
He further said the approaches to environmental issues would be different in the international forum compared to Brunei.
The programme aimed to enhance young people’s communication skills, foster cooperation and friendship among international youth organisations as well as provide a platform for participants to connect with one another.
Some of the activities lined up during the programme include visiting museums, universities, China’s Environmental Protection Department and a dialogue between the ambassador and youth.
The programme is co-hosted by the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and Beijing Youth Federation.
According to the organisers, about 162 participants from 26 countries joined the programme last year.
The Bruneian delegation is led by Rosketina Abd Rahman, senior officer at the Department of Youth and Sports
Present to bid farewell to the Brunei delegation at the Brunei International Airport yesterday was Hj Muhd Nurul Azrin Hj Gani, training Officer at the Youth and Sports Department.
Source: The Brunei Times