“We have been talking about youth leadership and youth involvement for many, many years now (…) it’s time for action” declares Mads Espersen, vice-president of IFRC’s Youth Commission.
My name is Mads Espersen and I am the Youth President of the Danish Red Cross and the Vice Chair of the Federation Youth Commision. I have been amazed to see that more than 200 people were following us online and that the auditorium, here in Geneva, has been full as well, so, to me that proves that youth is definitely on the agenda now and that it’s receiving a lot of attention. I am hoping that we actually got to share both our general views, but also some specific examples that people can benefit from, and I am hoping that people will search for more information, now after this RedTalk, that we have inspired people to actually take action when it comes to youth leadership.
What do you hope that older people, in leadership positions, and decision-making positions, might have gotten out of today’s one-hour event?
Well I hope that they are taking action now because we have been talking about youth leadership and youth involvement for many, many years now, and now it’s time for action. So, hopefully, after today, after this RedTalk, they will have some ideas on how to take action and if they still have questions, they are more than welcome to call me.
What about you? What did you learn from RedTalk #12 on youth leadership? Tell us in the comments below. If you missed the live webcast of RedTalk #12 yet, you can catch up by clicking on this link to view the recorded video