During IBCM7 in Rome a group of young leaders from around the globe initiated discussion centred around ensuring we engage a greater number from the younger generations at IBCM8. It was agreed that this is key to strengthening and revitalizing our movement. To that end we have created a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), chaired by Joel Hernandez (USA), with representatives from around the world.
An initiative of the Youth Advisory Committee has been to connect youth leaders from each of our countries from around the world to encourage and support one another, as well as communicate what is happening in each country, and to have input into the youth dimensions of IBCM8 and IBCM Network. The initial step was to speak with youth leaders from different regions across the globe. These regions include: Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, South East Asia, Central Asia, India, and Pacific.