From the desk of CAAYE Founder President, Dr Rahul Mirchandani
It is with immense pleasure that CAAYE presents you with its ﬁrstperiodical newsleer. Through this publicaon, the Branding andCommunicaons team of CAAYE, currently led by Ms Nurul
-HudaAfandi, from JCI Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, has successfully chronicled
the array of acvies 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 beer youth entrepreneurship ecosystem. We do hope thatyou ﬁll ﬁnd the sharing of these best pracces and key programmeinformaon useful.
Inaugural CAAYE Young Entrepreneur Summitwas hosted in Mumbai, India by CII’s Young Indians
The event saw parcipaon by over 200 delegates
from member countries. The past few months,
CAAYE and all member organisaons worked hard to
present the historiccommuniqué whichcaptured the voicesof over 25,000 young Entrepreneurs represented by the 9
member organisaons of CAAYE to Heads of State, Ministersof Youth and Senior oﬃcials in the respecve Ministries.
The communiqué was also presented at the
Commonwealth Youth Ministers meeng(8CYMM) to Youth Ministries of all 35 Commonwealth countries in aendance at Port Mo-resby, Papua New Guinea and to the United Naons Secretary General’s Special Envoy for
. 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 collecvely applauded the con-strucve recommendaons made by CAAYE’s members in the communiqué aimed at improv-ing access to ﬁnance for young entrepreneurs and creang a mentorship culture and educa-on system that encourages youth entrepreneurship in the Region.