BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday December 4, 2018 – Barbadian Kamal Springer has been selected to serve on the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), the voice of the young people across all Commonwealth nations.
He has been appointed to the Caribbean and Americas Regional Committee of the CYC for the period 2018 to 2020 and holds the position of Director of Resource Mobilization. He is responsible for identifying and mobilizing all financial and non-financial resources for the committee.
Springer will work alongside nine other young professionals from the region on the Caribbean and Americas Regional Committee.
The CYC’s aim is to further advance the youth development agenda by integrating young people into the development work of the Commonwealth at national, regional, and Pan-Commonwealth levels. It also provides a sustainable platform for unified engagement with decision makers and youth-led development initiatives.
It will be undertaking an aggressive brand and project awareness campaign, to ensure all young people across the region are aware of the organisation’s initiatives.
An insurance underwriter by profession, Springer has always been passionate about equality and youth development through sports, and a combination of his passions for service, finance and sports has moulded him as an advocate for young people.
He has served on the Student Guild of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus for two years in the capacity of Games Committee Chairman and then as Treasurer. In those two years, Springer also served on the Inter-Campus Guild Council, a coalition of the guilds of the four campuses of the University of the West Indies that serves over 40 000 students. On ICGC, he held the positions of Chairman of the Inter-Campus Finance Committee. Springer has also served as a Board Director of the association of the Barbados Cricket Association and was named Chairman of the Youth Cricket Committee.