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Friday, June 28, 2013

Nigeria's Dayo Israel Named One Of Africa's Top 30 Most Inspirational Young People, To Moderate Commonwealth Youth Peer Review Meeting

One of Nigeria's Foremost Emerging Leader and YTI Special Representative to the United Nations, Dayo Israel has been named as one of Africa's Top 30 Most Inspirational Young People. Dayo Israel who was recently on the US State Departments International Visitors Leadership Program to the United States has been an active campaigner for Youth participation from his teenage years. 
A former Deputy Senate President of the Nigerian Children's Parliament, Dayo was one of the spearheading voices for the passage of the Child Right Bill into Law in 2003.
He led the Nigerian Children Delegation to the UN Special Session on Children in New York 2002 where He addressed world leaders and appeared on a Special CNN Interview alongside UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy during which he called on World Leaders to engage youth in decision making. 
We are always inspired by stories of young people doing remarkable work in their countries to facilitate development in the lives of people in their communities and throughout the continent say's the Youth Village Africa Initiator. http://www.yvafrica.com/africas-top-30-most-inspirational-young-people/ 

On the same honours list with Dayo are 2 other Nigerians Toyosi Akerele and Grace Ihejiamaizu. Other prominent names includes Esther Mbabazi - Rwanda's First Female Pilot; Evans Wadongo one of CNN Top Ten Heroes of 2010 from Kenya; Ashish thakkar a team member of the Commonwealth Business Council and COMESA; Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola Four Nigerian students have shown their innovative sides by developing a Urine Powered Generator. 
This year's list identifies young Africans, mostly below 30 years of age, who are prominent in their areas of activism or fields of expertise and are coming up with innovative ways to address some of the challenges faced by the continent. 

Dayo, who is also a British Council Global Changemaker and a past delegate to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is expected to moderate one of the core sessions at the Commonwealth Youth Peer Review Meeting on the UN High Level Panel's Report on Post 2015 Agenda holding this weekend at the Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House in London. 

His Session would be focused on moving from reducing to ending extreme poverty, in all its forms post 2015. The UN High Level Panel Report, the premise for which the meeting is holding says "We should ensure that no person - regardless of ethnicity, gender, geography, disability, race or other status - is denied universal human rights and basic economic opportunities. We should design goals that focus on reaching excluded groups, for example by making sure we track progress at all levels of income, and by providing social protection to help people build resilience to life's uncertainties. We can be the first generation in human history to end hunger and ensure that every person achieves a basic standard of wellbeing. There can be no excuses. This is a universal agenda, for which everyone must accept their proper share of responsibility". 

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