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Apply to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda

You can now apply to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) in Kigali, Rwanda.

CYF takes place from 20 to 23 June 2020. About 500 young leaders from 54 member countries will attend and build consensus on key challenges and opportunities facing young people.

These include:

  • employment
  • climate change
  • gender equality
  • innovation
  • peacebuilding

On 26 June, leaders will consider the proposed solutions at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Attendance criteria

To attend the forum you must:

• be a Commonwealth citizen between the age of 18 and 29

• have experience in youth advocacy or development; and

• represent a youth-led body, youth organisation or a special interest group (indigenous young people, young disabled people, rural youth, etc.)

The deadline to register your interest in attending the forum is 20 March 2020.

Apply now to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum

Forum theme

The theme for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Forum is ‘Taking Charge of Our Future’.

The Government of Rwanda, the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth Youth Council are convening the youth forum.

More information

For more information on the Commonwealth Youth Forum, please contact

Get involved with the Commonwealth Youth Forum on social media by using: #CYF#CommonwealthYouth and #CHOGM2020 and tagging the Commonwealth Secretariat on: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn