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Michael Boampong


Founder of Young People We Care (YPWC). He completed a four-year undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Coast in 2008, where he read Economics and Geography as his major courses. Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences and is currently pursuing a Masters programme in Development Studies at Uppsala University. In September 2008, he successfully managed a joint initiative that was undertaken by YPWC with support from UNICEF Voices of Youth, Global Youth Action Network, Migrants Rights International and TakingITGlobal for the creation and publication of some key youth statements for the Global Forum on Migration and Development in the Philippines. He was nominated in 2006 by the Task Force Committee of the UN-Non Governmental Liaison service to present a paper on Migration and Development at the UN Headquarters in New York. Michael was also a youth delegate to the 2007 Global Forum on Migration and Development and also the Regional Consultation on Migration, Remittances and Development in Africa. Michael is currently an Advisory Board member of the Bangladesh Youth Parliament, and was also a contributor and editorial member of the young people version of the UN Human Development Report for 2006 and 2007. He has work experience in international organizations such as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ghana.

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