Accra, Oct. 26, GNA – Ghana will host the 13th
Forum of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation from October 31
to November 3, a statement issued by the British High Commission and copied to
the Ghana News Agency in Accra said.
According to the statement, the triennial
Forum would bring together international leaders to plan the future growth of
the Award worldwide.
It said the Forum is on the theme; “Shaping
the future; shaping our world,” would be used to discuss some of the challenges
affecting young people today and how the development of “universal skills” (or
soft skills, as they are often referred to), such as resilience, confidence and
communication could help young people to be ready for the world.
It said the Award’s global ambition was that
every 14 to24 year old had the opportunity to participate in the Award and to
challenge themselves and build on universal skills that would serve them and
their communities for years to come.
The statement said the Forum 2018 officially
begun with an Opening Plenary on November 1, where delegates would be addressed
by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, who is
also Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation; and Mr
Paul Yaw Boateng, International Trustee and Chair of the Award’s International
It said throughout this four-day event,
delegates would visits Award units across Accra, where they would speak to
participants about their Award experiences.
It said in addition, the Forum event would run
multiple workshops covering topics such as Safeguarding and Employability as
well as the Award’s latest research.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is
a global non-formal education framework which challenges young people to
discover their potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the
The Duke of Edinburgh`s International Award
Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales.
The Foundation’s headquarters is in London and
it has regional offices in the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific and EMAS (Europe,
Mediterranean and Arab States).