Contributing at Conferences

Akershus Red Cross has a twinning project with a district in Lebanon, Bcharre. Three guests from Bcharre Red Cross Youth came to Norway to participate at the annual Red Cross Central Youth Conference. We spent a whole day with our guests before the conference, showing them around Oslo and getting to know each other.

The Central Youth Conference is a national meeting held during a weekend. About 150 youth volunteers from all of our 19 districts come together to elect the new national youth board and to set the agenda for the activities for the coming year. The conference is a democratic process that allows everyone to express their opinion. The volunteers from Lebanon came to observe this process, and our task was to translate all the meetings.

The International Department of Norwegian Red Cross organized the “Resilience - for Real” Conference in Oslo the 30th October. More than 300 participants were invited from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, the UN, European Union, NGOs, universities, research institutions and the private sector. The conference focused on how to strengthen the resilience of communities exposed to conflicts and disasters. Prior to the conference, we volunteered at Gardermoen airport welcoming guests, and during we registered and assisted guests. It was a great opportunity and we were happy to be a part of some of the lectures and sessions.

Love,
Lise & Liv