Kingstown, St. Vincent: SPARK SVG is a non-governmental organization in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Under the tagline “It only takes a spark to ignite positive change,” SPARK SVG aims to stimulate, motivate and inspire young Vincentians to create positive change within themselves, their communities, their nation, their region and their world. On Saturday 17th August 2019, SPARK SVG will host the inaugural “SPARK SVG Youth Summit.” Using the Sustainable
Development Goals as a guiding framework, the summit brings together the youngest and brightest
minds of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for one day of impacting presentations by knowledgeable and lively facilitators.

The featured speaker for the event is Mr. Nikoli Edwards, Interim Political Leader of the Progressive Party of Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Edwards is a Youth Advocate, Social Activist and Communications Professional. He was appointed as the youngest Independent Senator in Trinidad
and Tobago and the youngest member of the Procurement Board of Trinidad and Tobago.

He has held the international title of Vice Chairperson Policy, Advocacy and Projects of the
Commonwealth Youth Council. He is the recipient of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2018 National Youth Award for Youth Activism. Other speakers include Mr. Franz George, Miss. Moureeze Franklyn,
Miss. Roselle Solomon, Miss. Tamira Browne, a representative from the Caribbean Youth
Environmental Network (CYEN), Mr. Odion Hillocks, Miss. Karen Veira, Miss. Niasha Mofford,
Mr. Tevin Burnett and Miss. Denicia Gaymes.

The event targets young people between the ages of 15-30. In order to ensure that the summit is accessible to all young people, SPARK SVG has created a scholarship program to attend the event through sponsorship by corporate entities and private individuals.