NCDs and young people in the Caribbean

Event Details

Where

CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR

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When

Start: Monday, 21 October 2019 @ 8:30 a.m. (breakfast & registration from 8am)

End: Monday, 21 October 2019 @ 10am

Come and hear the dynamic Pierre K. Cooke Junior, Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC)’s Youth Voices Technical Advisor, speak about his work with NCDs and young people in the Caribbean.

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About the speaker:

Pierre K. Cooke (Jnr.) 19 years old is one of the leading youth and health advocates in Barbados and the Caribbean region. He is in his first year of law school and is working towards becoming a game changer in the field of international policy.  He also interns with Attorney-at-Law, Faith Marshall- Harris, Barbados’ Children’s Rights Champion and a member of United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. For the past 6 years, he has been actively engaged in youth advocacy as a member of various youth groups including the Barbados National Youth Parliament.

Pierre has represented the youth on many platforms to share their perspectives and opinions on matters concerning NCDs. His work has been recognised by both local and international organisations as he presented at various UNICEF Activate Talks sessions and represented Barbados at the Global NCD Forum on Children and Youth in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Later this year he will again be representing Barbados at the One Young World Leaders’ Summit.

In his country, Pierre volunteers as the Youth Technical Advisor with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition. A regional organisation and leader in the fight against NCD’s in the Caribbean. He is also a member of the   Youth Coalition against NCD’s in Barbados.

About the Healthy Caribbean Coalition:

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) was informally established in 2008, arising out of the 2007 Declaration of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  The HCC is the only Caribbean NCD alliance of over 100 health and non-health civil society organisations (CSOs).

The HCC works closely with regional and international leaders in NCD prevention and control to leverage the power of civil society by strengthening and supporting its membership in the implementation of programmes aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with NCDs. Find out more at https://www.healthycaribbean.org.

 

C3’s 2019 International Breakfast Seminar series is supported by:

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