I have a Master Degree in English Literature in Translations/Interpretation (English-French/French-French) respectively from Benin and Monterrey Institute of International Studies. I have attended a traineeship in The Galileo College of Israel in May 2004.
I was The President and the Founder of Agency of Young Reporters of Environment, Habitat and Health in Benin (AYOREHB).This great Agency born in 2000 just as a project of the National Youth Council Benin has become since then a solid partner of the United Nations Agencies.
Vision of NYC – BENIN
Create and sustain a world of equal opportunities where all the people and mostly the youth is able to have access to and use education, knowledge and information means to improve their lives through leadership, decision-making and governance that lead to sustainable development.
NYC – BENIN aims at promoting broad access to –and effective use of existing opportunities as tools of equitable sustainable development. It focuses on information, experiences and resources sharing to realize and improve the potentials of youth decision making for leadership skills, reduce poverty and empower future generations.
NYC – BENIN strategic objectives
NYC – BENIN core essential actions are focused on the principal youth priority areas: Education, Employment, Hunger and poverty, Health, Environment, Drug abuse, Juvenile delinquency, Leisure-time activities, Girls and young women, Participation, Globalization, Information and Communication Technologies, HIV/AIDS, Youth and Conflict and Intergenerational Relations with the society affairs through decision-making. NYC – BENIN show that scarce resources (young men & women) can be more effectively utilised through experiences exchanges, collaborative opportunities and actions and young leaders promotions.
In almost seven years the National Youth Council Benin (NYC – BENIN) has become through its actions and efficacy the truly representative voice of the youth for the Government and the development institutions. NYC – BENIN has organised 15 week-training in Leadership and participation in decision-making. NYC – BENIN has succeeded to link up almost 250 youth-led organisations into a sole network which are linked to their local governments (77). All these organisations are working on different issues, solving the problems with their limited resources and meeting the needs of their community by taking actions where they are. And the Network of the Networks (NYC-BENIN) coordinates the actions by regional representatives and the staff at the Headquarters in Cotonou. In fact the Millennium Development Goals are very clearly explained and understood by the young people in the position of decision making. The next stage of the sensitization will be for the illiterate world of the young people in the Benin communities and will be completed in the next 12 months if our partners would respect their engagement with us. Almost 287 primary and secondary have been visited for sensitisation since 2003. The most 6 popular public and private Universities have received even young experts of MDGs from Kenya for Video conference about what the MDGs are and what are their part of the roles in order to meet them at 2015. Through its media and Environment Department AYOREB it has participated to the International Youth Conference TUNZA 2003 in Russia (August) as Translator, Reporter and Rapporteur, The African Regional Workshop on Climate Change in The Gambia (January 2004) as Speaker in the person of its President, the Youth Forum at the 20th Governing Council of the UN-HABITAT as Chairman of the Session of MDGs and Youth and has been actively part of the United Nations General Assembly Informal Interactive Hearings on the Draft document of the Secretary-General of the UN which will be discussed by the Heads of State and Government in September 2005.
The year 2006 was plainly dedicated the Year of “Moving Forward for Sustainable Accountability” after five years of fruitful activities. In the second week of May 2006, NYC – BENIN in partnership with City Hall of Cotonou and the National Association of the Municipalities of Benin, the National Urban Forum was organized to foster decisions makers at every level to be part of the World Urban Forum that was held in June 2006 at Vancouver.
Therefore, National Youth Council Benin was an active participant to the World Urban Forum of Vancouver through its President who brought to this histories meeting the resolutions and the recommendations of the Benin National Urban Forum.
In addition, in the same June 2006, the national Youth Council Benin took part at the Informal UN hearings on LDCs with Civil Society and this time again with the solid participation of its President in the person of DJOSSOU GBEMIGA CHRISTOPHE.
July 2006 is the month of “ONE MONTH AGAINST AIDS” which has been the ever most national against campaign HIV/AIDS in Benin. August 2006 the month of mobilization to hold our government accountable and respect his promise of the UN Resolutions on including youth to the UN General Assembly delegation for more youth involvement in the State issues. While November 2006 was the month of National Training of the almost 250 youth-led organisations’ members on “Understanding and Interpreting Political Decisions in African Democracies: Case of Benin”.
With no contradiction, it is very visible that the 2007 has been the year our organization is ever focused on HIV/AIDS with the principal partner which is the UNFPA that brought more resources and expertise in our activities. The cooperation with the IMPACT Project was as the same an asset for the fight against AIDS at NYC-BENIN.
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