The theme of this year’s conference is building capacity, redressing neglect. For us as young people this year’s conference is highly relevant. We have been affected by systematic neglect. Neglected in service provision, neglected in decision making, neglected from program design, implementation and evaluation. The specific needs of youth are neglected. The young people who are present here in this room today have demonstrated leadership and action in redressing the neglect of their peers. We came from all corners of the globe, Nigeria to Nepal, Australia to Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar to Mexico, to spend three days together for Youth RISE’s first ever pre-conference. Read the full report by downloading the PDF below.