schools. If you can’t attend alive event, the webinars areavailable on-demand to watchwhen it’s convenient for you.So what are you wait-ing for? Register FREEtoday to save yourspot: http://registerm-bafair.whichmba.com/iypfWhy you should attendThe Economist’s WhichMBA? Online Fair onNovember 14-15Take the next step in yourMBA journey by connectingwith dozens of businessschools around the world.Here are the top 4 reasonsyou should attend the WhichMBA? Online Fair:1. Talk to admissions of-ficers and get immediateanswers. When you enter agroup chat room or startchatting privately with anadmissions officer, you canget answers to all your ques-tions right away. Plus, you cansee what other prospectivestudents are asking.2. Get all the informationyou need in one place, atone time. Researching busi-ness schools can be a lengthyand time-consuming process.The online fair gives you theinformation you need in oneplace, accessible from thecomfort of your home oroffice. Watch videos, browsephoto galleries, engage withwebinars and download bro-chures instantly.3. Find out which schoolsare right for you. Com-plete a compatibility profilethat will tell you whichschools at the fair best matchyour preferences – from loca-tion, to class size, to programtype.4. Engage with live webi-nars, or watch on-demand. At the online fair,you’ll have access to overone dozen new webinars andQ&A sessions with business“What sculpture is toa block of marble,education is to thehuman soul.”Joseph AddisonI N S I D E T H I SI S S U E :A Journey of Ques-tions:Deewai Rodriguez,Regional Facilitator,IYPF Asia2Green Up:Dominic Nkisan,Regional Facilitator,IYPF Africa3International YoungProfessionalsSchool4Youth Leading TheWorld4Land Management:Dennis KatereggaRegional FacilitatorIYPF Africa5OpportunityKnocks58 Reasons Education is Important for the MDGs . . .N O V E M B E R2 0 1 2The ChronicleI N T E R N A T I O N A L Y O U N G P R O F E S S I O N A L S . . .In this Issue wecelebrate Educa-tion and its keyrole in the achieve-ment of the MDGswith our specialfeature on theEconomist MBAFair. Education hasalways been, andalways will be acatalyst for humandevelopment by itsmere ability toopen and expandthe mind in waysand means incom-parably greaterthan we ever couldimagineThe IYPF Familyiypf@iypf.org More people wouldgrow and develop More people wouldlearn and know More people would beequal and just More children wouldsurvive and live More mothers would behealthier More people would beable to combat illness More people wouldthink of the future More people wouldwork togetherWELCOME!
P A G E 2“There isalso a growingamount ofdissent becauseof peculiarchallenges facedby the youthsector in eachcountry”A Journey of Questions . . .On October 12, I travelledhalf-way across the otherpart of the globe to attendthe 7thWorld Movementfor Democracy Assembly inLima, Peru. I attended asMember of the LeadershipBoard of the World YouthMovement for Democracy(WYMD) representingAsia. I travelled for morethan 30 hours to cross theseemingly infinite distancebetween the South PacificOcean to the North PacificOcean.I find events such as this asan utmost privilege notonly in terms of being ableto see the world and ex-pand my understanding ofthe world but also in termsof being able to contributeto a body of experienceswhich I hope can help makethe world a better place. Ihave faith that my contribu-tion in the discussions byway of responses or thruquestions and even how Isparked friendships andacquaintances during such aperiod of time contributeto the good in the universe.My engagement with theWorld Youth Movementfor Democracy or WYMDwas sparked by an e-mailwhich I received in 2007. Itwas a call for essays to aglobal competition on thetheme of democracy. I im-mediately scribbled ideasand felt empowered that“somebody” would like tosolicit my ideas on the sub-ject matter.You see this world that welive in, is quite a paradox.Often in the universities, asstudents we are askedquestions, a bundle of in-quiries and a collection ofinfinite queries. But out inthe real world, the movingquestions are scant unlessyou are privileged to beserving the government asan elective or appointedofficial or you have a fairshare of importance in yourcountry. For many of theyoung professionals whowork and for the countlesswho have responsibilitiesnot only for themselves ortheir dreams but those whohave filial duties, as well,questions have descendedinto more practical ones.They have become ques-tions of pragmatism andnot of idealism.As member of the board inWYMD, I help co-organizeperiodic competitions suchas the photo contest whichwas preceded by the essaycontest. I am quite an advo-cate in encouraging youngpeople to join these con-tests. Often I would get theresponse that only a fewwinners will be chosen any-way so why join? I wouldhowever respond that theprize is just that sweet icingon the cake but the cake isthat experience – the inval-uable experience of beingasked and being able toanswer back.In Lima, I met amazing indi-viduals from different partsof the globe which I hopecontributed to a betterversion of myself in cominghome to the Philippines. Iwas tasked to serve asModerator in the PanelDiscussion-Workshop onWYMD. I have had theopportunity to speak in aglobal audience since 2008but being able to moderatethe discussion on an issuewhich is very close to myheart remains a very signifi-cant experience in my life.Like the InternationalYoung Professionals Foun-dation and other globalyouth networks, WYMDuses social media as a plat-form to help shape its pur-pose, reach out to otherstakeholders, build partner-ships and advocate to thebigger world. In theWYMD panel discussion,we talked about the reali-ties and limitations in usingsocial media as a platformand we also discussed itsmeaningful potentials.T H E C H R O N I C L E
P A G E 3I N T E R N A T I O N A LThe number of young peopletoday is growing in number.There is also a growing amountof dissent because of peculiarchallenges faced by the youthsector in each country. Youngprofessionals can play a distinctrole in shaping the future bygathering its strength, usingopportunities to discuss theworld’s challenges and mouldsolutions by building solidarity.As recently-appointed co-Regional Facilitator for Asia, Ibelieve that IYPF has a specialpurpose in this generation. Webegin by journeying with thefollowing questions in mind:Who are the young profession-als? What are their priorities?How are they contributing totheir community and their soci-ety? What are their dreams?How can we reach out to themany young professionals usingsocial media platforms? How dowe sustain their interest? Howdo create a meaningful spacefor young professionals to gath-er and share ideas and insights?How can our sector change theworld? These are huge ques-tions which do not necessarilydemand and an answer nor dothey urgently require specificresponses. But I sincerely be-lieve that a journey with thesequestions in mind make for ameaningful process as RainerMaria Rilke wrote “And thepoint is, to live everything. Livethe questions now. Perhaps youwill then gradually, without no-ticing it, live along some distantday into the answer.”DeewaiYouth Initiative is an environ-mental restoration project initi-ated by Dominic Nsikan thatengages young people in takingaction to mitigate the impact ofenvironmental degradation intheir communities.DominicIYPF is partnering withGreenUp Youth Initiative inplanting about 150 tree seed-lings in igwuruta community,Port Harcourt Nigeria. Thehigh rate of deforestation as aresult of the construction ofnew motor roads across thecommunity is leading to habitatloss and species extinction. Torestore and help in enhancingthe beauty of our once beautifulenvironment and provide habi-tat for birds and wild life,GreenUp Youth Initiative incollaboration with IYPF isproviding a sustainable environ-mental restoration programthrough tree planting. GreenUpGreen Up . . .“ action tomitigate theimpact ofenvironmentaldegradationin theircommunities.”
Fair touring in over 30 coun-tries. The most active partici-pants will get an internshipThe International Young Professionals School(www.iypschool.com) is a joint programme ofseveral international partners, among them theIYPF. With enrolment start-ing on 15th November andcompleting by 15 December2012, the non-formal learningonline would enable studentsand recent graduates todeepen their practicalknowledge and get skills inareas such as leadership andinnovation, marketing, talentmanagement, and youth entre-preneurship. Companies willbe giving their case studies toparticipants and the mostcreative solutions will be ap-plied in the company as wellas presented in an Innovationwith an NGO or company andbe entitled to proceed into a2nd year of specialization.YYouth Leading The World is a global movement for sustainable development initiated by IYPFs partner, OzGreen from Austral-ia. IYPF regional facilitators got trained in online sessions in September and November, attended by other young leaders fromthroughout the world. Together with them, they will pass the message about green growth through local peer-to-peer sessionsstarting in December. With young people getting trained by other youth that have entered the professional world, sustainabledevelopment is placed in the context of various career paths and office environments due to the exclusive involvement of IYPFin this incentive. For more information view the promo video http://youtu.be/hRoK_GZUc_A and follow us at www.iypf.orgYouth Leading The World . . .The International Young Professionals School . . .P A G E 4
which is a threeyear initiative tobe implementedfrom November2011 to October2014, with sup-port from theGovernment ofSweden. LVEMPII CS watch project is being im-plemented in partnership be-tween Uganda Coalition for Sus-tainable Development (UCSD),Tanzania Coalition for SustainableDevelopment (TCSD), and Sus-tainable Environmental Develop-ment Watch Network (SusWatchKenya).During the meeting I was able totalk about IYPF and the opportuI attended a validation meeting for the draft reporton Environment and Land Management and liveli-hoods interventions in the project targeted catch-ment basins of Katonga in districts of Mubende andRakai in Uganda on October 5, 2012 with supportfrom the Government of Sweden under LVEMP IICS watch project.The East Africa Sustainability Watch (EA Sus-Watch) Network is a network of NGOs from Ken-ya, Uganda and Tanzania spearheaded by UgandaCoalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD),Sustainable Environmental Development WatchNetwork (SusWatch Kenya), and Tanzania Coali-tion for Sustainable Development (TCSD). EA Sus-Watch Regional Secretariat is hosted by UCSD inKampala, Uganda.The EA Suswatch Network is currently implement-ing LVEMP II Civil Society (CS) Watch project-nities one would get if became amember. A total of 25 partici-pants attended from the districtsof Rakai, Mubende, Masaka,Mityana and within greater Kam-pala.DennisIYPF appreciates the support of volunteers and we are always eager to work with young professionals, expertsand world leaders in our many efforts to build a better world. If you would like to leave your footprint on thisplanet, why not start here? Visit our Opportunities Pool page for more information on how to get involved!We greatly value your continued support, feedback, comments and recommendations, please continue to talkto us and visit the website for more news and updates.Thank you very much for your active engagementViva IYPF!!Opportunity Knocks . . .P A G E 5Land and Management . . .