Peace ambassadors network opens recruitment for working groups

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Brunei branch of the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN-Brunei) is opening up recruitment to members of the public to form a primary working group and special working groups which will work with partners to identify a local framework in promoting a variety of peaceful initiatives.

Among these initiatives are technical assistance programmes, collaboration and dialogues between grassroots, public and private agencies, CYPAN-Brunei said in a press release.

CYPAN said it was launching a six-month campaign today — in conjunction with the International Day of Peace (IDP) — which is aimed at intensifying coordinated youth efforts in the area of peace and preventing violent extremism across the Commonwealth.

“The CYPAN brings together youth by creating national working groups and youth partners from across the Commonwealth committed to promoting peace, respect and understanding and preventing violent extremism,” the organisation said.

In its release, CYPAN said that Fadli M Zaini has been recently appointed as the Country Coordinator for Brunei as “a focal point” to push its initiative and to localise the said six-month campaign by concentrating on issues pertinent to ASEAN and the domestic context.

CYPAN-Brunei will be committed to improving quality of life and creating a dynamic and sustainable economy in line with Brunei’s Vision 2035 through youth-adult partnerships in the sultanate, it said.

Members of the public can reach out to Fadli at asia@cypan.org for recruitment or partnership queries with CYPAN, or follow the organisation at @ComYPAN on Twitter or at the ‘Commonwealth Youth Ambassadors Peace Network’ page on Facebook.

Launched last year during the Commonwealth Youth Forum 2015, the CYPAN initiative is supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Brunei Times