UNICEF Malawi Celebrates 25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Malawi | November 15, 2014

UNICEF Malawi marked the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with two events involving experts and youth.

Some of Malawi’s most inspiring speakers gathered on Saturday 15 November for the second edition of TEDxLilongwe, with support from UNICEF Malawi, as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of Malawi Independence, the speakers came up with innovative ideas to help shape the next 50 years. “50/50 Vision” was the theme around which discussions and talks were triggered. Watch highlights from the event here.

List of Speakers: Menes La Plume, Hastings Tchinga, Lily Banda, George Kalukusha, Dr. Perry Jansen, Jamie Stuart, Mark Bennett, Bram Fudzulani, Michael Phoya, Habiba Osman, Patrick Semphere, Bester Mulauzi, Dr. Chomora Mikeka, Dr. Govind Saha, Ulemu Msonthi, Blessings Mwale

On November 16th, a special TEDyouth event was held to recognize the youth bulge in Malawi (young people constitute the majority of Malawians.) In Lilongwe and other cities across the world, remarkable young people had their say under the worldwide theme ‘Worlds imagined’. UNICEF Malawi supported the event, as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child which had “innovation” as its main theme. The young speakers at TEDYouth demonstrated new ways of achieving a future in which all children can exercise their rights. Watch highlights from the event here.

List of speakers: Menes La Plume, Hastings Tchinga, Rachel Edwards, Memory Champiti, Joanna Kachilika, George Kalukusha, Jamie Stuart, Kruger Nyasulu, Stephen Chiunjira, Alinafe Botha, Vitumbiko Kambilonje, Lily Banda, Jaco Jana, Happy Kavalo, Chisomo Daka, Kuyenda

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