CHOGM Youth Forum 2013


In 2013 Sri Lanka hosts the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo and three other parallel events (Business Forum, People’s Forum & Youth Forum) were held prior to that. Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) take place once in every two years as well as CHOGM Youth Forum (CYF) prior to it. Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) provides young Commonwealth citizens with the opportunity to discuss issues, share their experiences, build consensus and identify best practices. Delegates from all Commonwealth Nations attended the event and a final communiqué document is produced and presented to Heads of Government.

The Story

We, Pawara Concepts with a huge pleasure would like to say that we were the virtual branding and solution provider for the CHOGM Youth forum which was held in November 2013, at Hambanthota MIRCC. The particular event was the first commonwealth youth forum which facilitated by a virtual forum.

The solution created a virtual platform for all the delegates who participated for the forum and others got an opportunity to participate it virtually. Social Platform/Community Building features of the website which included Registration, Friend requests, chats, video chats etc… and other supportive features such as online help desk, ticketing systems and live web casting added extra value to the project.

It also consists with comprehensive evolution reporting process which gives you the all the statistic report of the behaviors and interactions of the web application.

And it also empowered with advanced social integration techniques which gives you the facility to interact with the website through social media accounts/profiles.

Key Notes

    Core Features
  • Secured stabilized server configurations to handle almost 100,000 visitors at once

  • Youth Friendly, attractive and device compatibility designing process

  • Higher SEO friendly techniques

  • Video & Images Galleries

  • News & Events sections

  • Articles and Feedback sections

  • Commonwealth Regional Sections

  • Special Features & Services
  • Admin Privileges update the website instantly

  • User Registering feature

  • Online ticketing system

  • Online help desk

  • User/Visitor Tracking & Statistics reports

  • Advanced Social Integration

  • Rate Comments News, Events, Projects etc

  • Virtual Delegates Concepts

  • Community Area with Community Driven profiles

  • Live Web Casting

  • Virtual Feed Management

Apart from that we manage the first e-voting system for the youth forum which was another milestone in CHOGM Youth Forum history.

As the part of the project contract, we consulted the social media campaign of the CHOGM Youth Forum which mainly focused on Facebook and Twitter and also promoted through Blogs, Soundcloud platforms and YouTube & other video platforms


I do here by confirm that Pawara Concepts (Pvt) Ltd has managed the official website of the 9th Commonwealth Youth Forum; ‘‘.

They fulfilled the expectations of the planning team by successfully completing their tasks including Live Web Casting during the forum, providing online voting facilities for the 1st election of the Commonwealth Youth Council, and managing virtual platform for the online delegates.

My best wishes goes with Pawara Concepts (Pvt) Ltd.
Kusala Fernando – President 9th Commonwealth Youth Forum