Voting for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board closes on Monday, August 31 and Malawi’s nominee Vanessa Phekani has called on youth world over to support her bid.
Voting can be done via the link http://yab2015.wix.com/vanessaphekani.
Phekani, who holds a BA (Public Administration) and volunteers for Dedza East Trust as Youth Development Coordinator, is a nominee alongside 59 others nominated from a pool of 600 across the world.
Phekani said her being on the board would of “significant” importance to Malawi.
She said “Malawi needed a voice on the board.”
According to her, she “believes that serving on the board will allow me and many other youths of Africa to take on a responsibility that will not only positively impact our generation but many generations of young people to come.”
The Youth Advisory board advises UN-Habitat on strategies to engage young people in sustainable urbanization and urban development, and seeks to strengthen youth participation and advocacy in youth-led initiatives.
The Board comprises 12 advisers (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and West Asia.