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The Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL) is an international organization created in September 1976 for economic integration and facilitating the movement of goods and people between different countries in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, whose Burundi, Zaire - now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - and Rwanda.

It is headquartered in Gisenyi in Rwanda and Goma in the DRC (the other side of Lake Kivu).

CEPGL has  in her breast The Youth Council of the Economic Community of the Great lakes (CJ / CEPGL) is an integrative structure of the youth from Burundi , the DRC and Rwanda.

It is in this context of CJ / CEPGL that takes place in Gisenyi / Rwanda Youth Forum for the development of a 2015-2020 action plan , review of the Internal Rules and Regulations  also peace culture promotion in the Great Lakes Region  .

CEDAC  was represented by Ms. Melissa Iteka.

Participants shared the information for the role of youth on peace building in their own countries. According to the organizers of the forum, the youth council of the great lakes countries had get the opportunity to make difference between political manipulation and community conflict which tearing seriously the region for decades .

The forum ended with the election of the new comity of the youth council of CEPGL, the secretary of the youth council have given to Burundi and CEDAC’s represent  was  elected  Executive Secretary of the youth council. 

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