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CAAYE E-news_edition 1 2013

CAAYE E-news_edition 1 2013

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Published by Rahul Mirchandani
E-Newsletter of The Commonwealth-Asia Young Entrepreneur Alliance (CAAYE)
E-Newsletter of The Commonwealth-Asia Young Entrepreneur Alliance (CAAYE)

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COMMONWEALTH ASIAALLIANCE OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS(CAAYE)E-
NewsleerEdion 1
-2013
What’s inside? 
From the desk of CAAYE President.2 News from alliance members….5 CAAYE in the news...Upcoming Events...9 
 
From the desk of CAAYE Founder President, Dr Rahul Mirchandani 
Dear Friends,
It is with immense pleasure that CAAYE presents you with its firstperiodical newsleer. Through this publicaon, the Branding andCommunicaons team of CAAYE, currently led by Ms Nurul
-HudaAfandi, from JCI Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, has successfully chronicled
the array of acvies that CAAYE and its stellar member organisa-ons in Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore,
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have undertaken in the Asian Region to cre-
ate a beer youth entrepreneurship ecosystem. We do hope thatyou fill find the sharing of these best pracces and key programmeinformaon useful.
 The
Inaugural CAAYE Young Entrepreneur Summitwas hosted in Mumbai, India by CII’s Young Indians
.
The event saw parcipaon by over 200 delegates
from member countries. The past few months,
CAAYE and all member organisaons worked hard to
present the historiccommuniqué whichcaptured the voicesof over 25,000 young Entrepreneurs represented by the 9
member organisaons of CAAYE to Heads of State, Ministersof Youth and Senior officials in the respecve Ministries.
The communiqué was also presented at the
8
th
 
Commonwealth Youth Ministers meeng(8CYMM) to Youth Ministries of all 35 Commonwealth countries in aendance at Port Mo-resby, Papua New Guinea and to the United Naons Secretary General’s Special Envoy for
Youth
. We also had an audience with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea at the Grandopening ceremonies where he showed keen interest in forming a CAAYE-like alliance for the
Pacific region. Similar interest was shown for Africa and the Caribbean regions by the Minis-ters from Samoa, Zambia and Namibia. The Youth Ministers collecvely applauded the con-strucve recommendaons made by CAAYE’s members in the communiqué aimed at improv-ing access to finance for young entrepreneurs and creang a mentorship culture and educa-on system that encourages youth entrepreneurship in the Region.
 
 The
8CYMM’s Ministerial communiqué has formallyendorsed the CAAYE communiqué
and the voicesraised in Mumbai at our Summit were heard with greatinterest by all member governments of the Common-wealth. CAAYE has thus proved that our ‘network of networks’ is a recognized champion of youth entrepreneurship in Asia and, as a part of the
official Commonwealth process, is able to engage, contribute to and impact the work of the
Commonwealth.CAAYE was also accorded a special privilege with
CAAYE’s Rep-
resentaves from all member countries being invited to Lon-
don for the Commonwealth
Day celebraons
. CAAYE
Representaves from India,
Pakistan, Brunei, Malaysiaand Bangladesh had the op-portunity to
meet with HerMajesty QUEEN ELIZABETH II, Head of the Common-wealth, and His Majesty The Duke of Edinburgh at Malbor-ough House,
to provide them a brief on CAAYE and our ac-
vies in the Asian Region. This was a ROYAL recognion of our contribuon to building youth
enterprise in Asia. We were also invited to
address theCommonwealth High Commissioner’s Banquet
where rec-
ommendaons of the CAAYE communiqué were presented
to the London based High Commissioners of all Countriesof the Commonwealth.We also
spoke at the House of Lords of theUK Parliament
,
on invitaon by the Commonwealth Council on Educaon,to provide our recommendaon.
CAAYE presented case
studies and shared Asian best pracces on ‘IntegrangEducaon and Skills programmes to promote youth entrepreneurship’.
 While in London,
CAAYE also met with the CommonwealthSecretary-General, DFID, Young Brits, James Caan Founda-
on and the Girl Guides Associaon
to explore opportunies
of working together in the Region.

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