CARICOM youth ambassadors sought

The Cayman Islands government’s Youth Services Unit is inviting young Caymanians, ages 18 to 27, to apply for posts as CARICOM youth ambassadors.

Two ambassadors, one male, one female, will be chosen from among the applicants to serve for up to three years.

According to a press release issued Friday, “During their unpaid tenure, [youth ambassadors] are expected to help the regional organization increase youth knowledge and awareness of CARICOM issues and priorities.”

The deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 16.

Organizers advised that some overseas travel will be necessary for the role.

To be eligible applicants must live in the Cayman Islands.

The CARICOM youth ambassadors program acts as a “regional network for Caribbean young people and provides a framework for youth participation in CARICOM decision-making,” according to the release.

Among the tasks youth ambassadors will be expected to perform will be to formulate a local program of activities; network with CARICOM and government departments and youth organizations; and engage in dialogue with youth and other interested parties, as well as share information and ideas through formal and informal channels.

Once shortlisted, potential candidates will be interviewed by members of the Youth Services Unit and past CARICOM youth ambassadors.

For more information or to obtain application forms, contact the acting head of the Youth Services Unit, James Myles, or email him at [email protected]

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