The Solomon Islands National Youth Congress (NYC) has successfully elected its interim board members during their inaugural Board meeting on Monday 10th 2018 in Honiara.
The executive members are,
- Mr Aaron Olofia (Chairman)
- Ms Hilmah Mollomb (Vice Chair)
- Mr Harry James (Vice Chair)
- Ms Ella Kauhue (Member)
- Mr Steve Likaveke (Member)
- Ms Raywin Taroaniara (Member)
- Mr Elisha Pitanoe (Member)
- Mr Joe Billy Oge (Member)
- Ms Theresa Oeta (Secretariat)
The Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs appointed the NYC interim board after Cabinet officially endorsed the revitalization of the National Youth Congress in its 24th Meeting held on 12th July 2018.
The Permanent Secretary Dr Cedrick Alependava on behalf of the Honourable Minister for the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs thanked the elected members for accepting the offer of appointment to the National Youth Congress Interim Board.
He says the Ministry therefore would like to commence this strategic partnership and collaboration with the new Board in the process of developing the next steps for transitioning National Youth Congress into brand new management that will ultimately result in better approaches to youth development and empowerment in all the provinces and Solomon Islands as a country.
“The Ministry remains committed to work closely with NYC Board to jointly address the challenges facing our youths.
“It is our priority to strengthen policy coherence and stronger cooperation between NYC and the Government so that we can collectively direct our attention to the needs and aspirations of the youths of Solomon Islands.”
The overall purpose of the assignment of the Board is to assist the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs drive and oversee the revitalization of the National Youth Congress within the next the two years.
The National Youth Congress is a Quasi-Government Organization responsible for the implementation of the Solomon Islands National Youth Policy and Strategic Framework for Youth Development and Empowerment through the Provincial Youth Councils, Constituency Youth Committees, Ward/Area Youth Committees, Church Youth organizations, Uniform Youth bodies and Youth Groups Etc.
One of the key functions of the National Youth Congress is to represent the interests, views and aspirations of young men and women, to the government and other stakeholders including donor/development partners
The Solomon Islands National Youth Congress (NYC) was established in 1980 following the passage of the “White Paper” in Parliament. The National Youth Congress is a Charitable Organization and is registered under the Charitable Trust Act. The Government through the “White Paper” stipulated the formation of the National Youth Congress to administer and co-ordinate youth affairs.