5 Key Projects Where Young People Are Driving Sustainable Development Together With ADBon May 3, 2017.
The world describes youth as being innovative, tech-savvy, solution-oriented, and resourceful. These strengths and skills should be harnessed strategically. But, have we proved these are the skills needed to achieve the daunting Sustainable Development Goals?
In order to meet these ambitious 17 Goals, we must make a paradigm shift, the evidence that why youth should contribute is vast, now we need to start asking the how and what we should do to really contribute.
Since 2012, ADB Youth for Asia has been working towards increasing youth participation in ADB’s operations and projects. This article aims to showcase the most successful and impactful projects Youth for Asia has been working on together with ADB:
1. Youth and the Coral Triangle Initiative
Youth for Asia has contributed to the ADB Knowledge Product “Tales of the Coral Triangle”, showcasing the youth engagement in fragile environments through video documentation.
2. Facilitating Youth School to Work Transition Program, Philippines
Youth for Asia conducted stakeholder analysis and consultations with Government and Youth to provide the skills necessary to perform adequate jobs.
3. Future Cities Program, Fiji
Youth for Asia is currently mobilizing one youth leader through AIESEC, to collaborate with ADB’s Resident Mission in Fiji with the goal of supporting strategic planning activities at a municipality through community engagement and consultations.
4. Road Safety Project, Tajikistan and Mongolia
In partnership with Young Generation Tajikistan and Global Shapers Ulaanbaatar Hub, seat belt awareness raising campaigns were developed to increase the use of seat belt. In this project over 1,000 youth were engaged.
5. ICT Working Paper
Youth for Asia is in the process of developing an ICT working paper to leverage new ways by which emerging and novel disruptions in technology can impact governance and economics for welfare states in the coming years. This is another initiative implemented by the Youth for Asia team together with Global Shapers.
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These are five examples on how Youth for Asia has working on fostering youth engagement as partners for development within ADB Projects. If you are looking forward to explore several opportunities to work together with Youth for Asia team, please contact:
Youth Project Designer, Youth for Asia
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The world describes youth as being innovative, tech-savvy, solution-oriented, and resourceful. These strengths and skills should be harnessed strategically. But, have we proved these are the skills needed to achieve the daunting Sustainable Development Goals? In order to meet these ambitious 17 Goals, we must make a paradigm shift, the evidence that why youth should […]