Young Leaders Conference Focuses On Political Reforms on Day 5
Lahore: 3 August, 2017 – Day five of the Young Leaders Conference (YLC) proved to be another insightful day, continuing process of transformation that was set in motion on day 1. With ‘Political Leadership’ the theme of the day, participants were given a preview of how politics play a significant role in leadership.
Day moderator, Uzair Ausaf, a renowned corporate trainer, framed the purpose of the day in the overall context of the conference. Justice Nasira Iqbal took the stage for a spotlight session depicting the poetry of Allama Iqbal.
Governance Skills Shops were also part of the program covering topics such as; Collaborative Governance, Youth in Public Service, Electoral Reforms, ICT in Governance, and Ethics and Morality. These skill shops were conducted by leading personalities including Rizwan Rashid, Shireen Naqvi, and Kamran Rizvi amongst others.
The Skill Shops were followed by a keynote on ‘Activism and Street Power’ carried out by activist and lawyer, Mohammad Jibran Nasir to highlight the current scenario of the country and how activists play a role in shaping the society. “I always thought that nothing would ever change in this country. Now I realize that nothing ever will unless I change that attitude,” remarked a visibly emotional participant following the discussion.
A Plenary Activity was conducted by Umair Jaliawala which was followed by dinner as the day came to a close.
The conference is supported by its founding partner – English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM); an organization with a long established history of working with conviction for the cause of youth empowerment. Participants and the program segments are also sponsored by other prestigious enterprises like; Thal Limited, Hilton Pharma, Marie Stopes Society, Sindh Youth Ministry, ACM Gold, Friedrich-Naumann-Stuftung (FNF) Pakistan, TCS, UNICEF, U-Report: Pak Avaz, Feroze1888, HMBL, SEHER, KFC, Shamrock, Ideas by Gul Ahmed, USEFP, Cinepax Cinemas, Bank Alfalah, Jubilee General, Champion Mango and Behtareen.pk.
The six-day conference will continue for another day and conclude on 31st July.