Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Hj Awang Abdul Mokti Haji Mohd Daud presenting certificates to one of the invited mentors for this year’s BYLC. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

The Brunei Young Leaders Convention (BYLC) 2019 kicked off at the Civil Service Institute (IPA) today, aiming to find the best solution for youths to be more involved in bringing the country closer towards its Wawasan 2035.

The three-day event which was organised by local firms Perspective Insan, Al-Huffaz Management and Generasi Berkarih will see a forum involving a number of distinguished businesspersons and leaders sharing their insights that may help youths contribute more towards national development efforts.

Among those present at the convention. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

Launching the event, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Hj Awang Abdul Mokti Haji Mohd Daud stressed the importance of the younger population in guiding Brunei right at the doorsteps of national transformation and advancements.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Hj Awang Abdul Mokti Haji Mohd Daud delivering his speech. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

“I have high hopes that all of the stakeholders involved today will benefit from the convention. I also hoped for youths to work more closely with relevant stakeholders….by applying ideas, advices and insights shared by invited mentors in this gathering,” he said.

The minister also added that the government will always welcome any good ideas that came up throughout the convention.

Besides forums, BYLC this year also include a ‘Youth Pavillion’ which features several enterprises and NGOs for participants to interact with. This may also help them to come up with new projects with them post-convention.

Mufeedbwn, a social enterprise taking part at the BYLC. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak
Some of the youth-based enterprises and organisations taking part in the BYLC. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak
Some of the youth-based enterprises and organisations taking part in the BYLC. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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