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Posted by on Feb 12, 2010 in Nairobi 2007 | 0 comments

Overview

The GYG conference, held from January 16-20 2007, was attended by 156 people, with 133 voting participants, all under 35. Despite efforts of the organisers, the gender balance was still 2:1 male to female. The numbers were approximately as follows:

  • Africa: 89 (50 Kenyans)
  • Americas: 5
  • Asia Pacific: 31
  • Europe: 26

Accommodation was at the MF Hostel, a leafy property on the outskirts of Nairobi. Tents were rented, and mattresses and blankets were bought. These were later donated to two local facilities in Nairobi, caring for orphans suffering from AIDS and terminal diseases. Video footage of these facilities is online, with the link appearing at the end of this report. Further details of these facilities will appear soon on www.globalyounggreens.org. Thanks goes to Tom Millen for taking this initiative.

The conference was held in the nearby United States International University (USIU), a twenty minute walk away which participants did as a group at the beginning and end of each day.

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