Young Barbadian selected for top position on Commonwealth Youth Council
BROOKLYN, New York − Young Barbadian, Kamal Springer, now serves on the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Council for the period 2018 to 2020.
The Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) is the official voice of the young people across all Commonwealth nations. The council’s aim is to further advance the youth development agenda by integrating young people into the development work of the Commonwealth at national, regional, and Pan-Commonwealth levels. It also provides a sustainable platform for unified engagement with decision makers and youth-led development initiatives.
Kamal was appointed to the Caribbean and Americas Regional Committee of the CYC and holds the position of Director of Resource Mobilisation. He is responsible for identifying and mobilising all financial and non-financial resources for the committee.
An Insurance Underwriter by profession, Kamal holds a Bachelors of Science in Management Studies (Finance) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.
Kamal has always been passionate about equality and youth development through sports, and a combination of his passions for service, finance and sports has moulded him as an advocate for young people.
Kamal served on the Student Guild of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus for two years in the capacity of Games Committee Chairman and then as Treasurer. In those two years Kamal also served on the Inter-Campus Guild Council (ICGC), a coalition of the guilds of the four campuses of the University of the West Indies that serves over 40 000 students.
On ICGC Kamal held the positions of Chairman of the Inter-Campus Finance Committee. Kamal has also served as a Board Director of the association of the Barbados Cricket Association and was named Chairman of the Youth Cricket Committee.
Kamal will work alongside nine other young professionals from the region on the Caribbean and Americas Regional Committee of the CYC.
The Commonwealth Youth Council will be undertaking an aggressive brand and project awareness campaign, to ensure all young people across the region are aware of the organisation’s initiatives. (PR)