Commonwealth Youth Leaders Visit ECCI

21 July 2014

ECCI was chosen to host a working group of the 33Fifty (www.33fifty.org) youth leadership programme this weekend. 33Fifty is a programme for 18-25 year olds from across the Commonwealth.

The name comes from the fact that 33% of the world’s population lives in the Commonwealth, and 50% of those are under 25.

33Fifty aims to develop young leaders to bring people together, reconcile differences, lead change and use the Commonwealth’s networks effectively.

100 young people (selected from over 900) gathered for four days in Scotland to tackle the challenge "What role does the youth of the Commonwealth need to play in progress toward low-carbon economies".

ECCI was one of the 10 organisations - including Pelamis Wave Power, Scottish Water and SSE - chosen to help the teams of ten to form projects in response to the challenge. The ten students hailed from all over the Commonwealth with a vartity of skills backgrounds including economics, law, entrepreneurship and architecture.

Taking place directly prior to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as part of the Legacy educational programme, 33Fifty is part funded by the Scottish Government, with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow as host partners.

Find out more about 33Fifty: http://www.33fifty.org