2018 YOUTH 20 SUMMIT
Aniqah Zowmi has a passion for youth engagement at all levels of government and civic organization. She is a Member of the Youth Advisory Group to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO), through which she provides youth perspectives to support CCUNESCO’s mandate.
In Summer 2017, Zowmi designed and facilitated a six-week long social enterprise e-course to youth entrepreneurs from the Middle East and North Africa Region, including Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco, to develop budding social enterprises. She has been an invited speaker for events such as the Lebanon Dialogue Initiative’s Annual Forum in Jounieh, Lebanon, and the Sustainable Development Training Programme at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, on topics from sustainable development to peacebuilding and youth engagement.
Zowmi most recently completed a term as Lead Author for the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education and Peace for Sustainable Development’s publication, a Youth-Led Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Education, which was launched at the UNESCO Annual General Meeting in Paris, France, in November 2017.
Zowmi is pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Justice and Equity Studies at Brock University. She hopes to create a future that will allow her to leverage the voices of young people to build communities and co-create solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Fahim Rahman grew up in a household of scientists in Edmonton but found his passion in representation and advocacy. While completing his B.Sc in Chemistry at the University of Alberta, Fahim served as VP Academic and President of the University of Alberta Students’ Union. There, he represented over 30 000 students to the university administration. Issues such as mental health and food accessibility were addressed, and Fahim negotiated a more flexible meal plan with the University’s Board of Governors. He also advocated to the provincial government, calling for accessible and affordable post-secondary education, resulting in a tuition freeze since 2015.
With the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, a non-for-profit student organization, Fahim represented students across Canada to the federal government. He served as Director of Policy on their Board, and published a paper on how federal student aid could be reformed to make post-secondary more accessible. Fahim had a chance to work with MPs and civil service on these issues, which led to improvements in the Canada Student Loans Program.
Fahim currently studies law at the University of New Brunswick. He is a volunteer with Pro Bono Students’ Canada, where he is helping develop a resource guide for those affected by the missing and murdered Indigenous women issue. Fahim is looking forward to bringing his experience to the 2018 Y20 Summit, and to represent Canadian youth as part of the official delegation.
Canadian Youth Consultations - The Future of Work: Y20 2018 Argentina
As the representatives of Canadian youth, the Canadian delegation hopes to reach out to those across the country to discern youth priorities on the four priority topics at this year's Y20. This questionnaire will serve as the official data-gathering platform to inform this year's delegation about Canadian youth perspectives on The Future of Work.
Any personal information collected during this survey will only be used in an aggregate manner to determine representation and diversity of respondents.
If you have questions, concerns, or feedback regarding this consultation, you may contact Y20.Canada@gmail.com. Offline forms, in cases of poor or limited internet connectivity, may be provided upon request.