East Ren's Usman Leads At Commonwealth

Scotland's Queen's Young Leader Usman Ali will be in London this week to attend and facilitate discussions at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting's Youth Forum (CHOGM-CYF).

Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 8:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 8:49 am
Usman Ali.

As well as meeting fellow young leaders and collaborating with them during plenary sessions, Usman, 26, from Thornliebank, has also been asked by the Commonwealth Secretariat to facilitate at workshops promoting the theme of Prosperity.

This covers issues such as employability, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Commenting ahead of travelling to London for the summit, Usman said: “I am delighted to attend the Commonwealth Heads Forums and facilitate at workshops on issues which I have been working on for many years. I created the employment journey policy model which helped governments, employers and trade unions, here at home and around the Commonwealth transform the way they approached employability particularly for young people.

“I also look forward to welcoming and collaborating with my fellow young leaders from across the commonwealth in order to promote greater democracy, security, and prosperity for all. Young People are taking up their leadership roles in society today with the utmost seriousness and working together is crucial to achieving our collective success.”

The week ends with the 52 Heads of Government meeting to consider recommendations made to them by the Youth Forum as well as the Business, People and Women’s Forums.

Usman will also attend Her Majesty’s 92nd Birthday Concert at the Royal Albert Hall next weekend.