Youth Participation in Elections U.S. Embassy and PROJEKTA Announce Visit of David Burstein

posterThe U.S. Embassy and PROJEKTA are pleased to announce the visit of millennial writer, filmmaker, and storyteller, David Burstein from April 24-26, 2014.  Burstein will lead workshops and discussions with various youth organizations, young aspiring politicians, and youth participation mechanisms in Paramaribo to share his experience motivating young voters and his perspectives on civic engagement among young people.

Through his presentations, Mr. Burstein will address the importance of youth participation in politics and civil society, youth leadership, strategies for engaging millenials, and how the millennial generation is changing politics, technology, culture and business. Mr. Burstein is a frequent speaker and commentator on Millennials, social innovation and politics. He has appeared on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, NPR, ABC Evening News, and C-SPAN, and in The New York Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, Politico, Salon, The Huffington Post, and many others.  He regularly consults for not-for-profits and companies on how to understand and engage Millennials.

On Friday, April 25 Mr. Burstein will lead a public lecture and discussion at Lalla Rookh, Gebouw 1 entitled ‘Challenges Engaging Youth in Politics.’  This event is free and open to the general public and press.  Doors open at 6:30pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm.

More information on the program, including the closed sessions / workshops, can be found on, or by contacting Projekta through Registration for the closed sessions is open until the morning of Thursday, April 24.

Women’s and youth participation, civic engagement, political culture, and informed decision-making, have long been the focus of Projekta’s work as a rights-based NGO. These activities are part of Projekta’s ongoing initiative to strengthen the voice and participation of women and youth in politics, with a view to the upcoming elections of 2015. Projekta started a series of training-workshops for women in politics in March 2014, during the March of Women.