To ensure continued collaboration and collective impact among the Young Leaders between summits, the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative encourages the formation of local chapters at the regional or national level.
Local chapters should aim to facilitate the following:
- Support communication between the A21 network and Young Leaders from that country/city/region
- Hold regular meetings of Young Leaders for networking and collaboration
- Recommend future nominees for induction into the network
- Work toward the objectives of the larger Asia 21 network by promoting
o A more connected, better integrated Asia-Pacific region
o Values based leadership
o Public service
o Cross sectoral collaborations, ventures & projects
Local chapters are welcome to develop their own plan to achieve the above objectives in cooperation with Asia 21 Team or, where available, other Asia Society Centers. Below are guidelines and lessons learned to help you on your way:
1. Manage local programming
a. Develop local meetings and agenda
b. Develop communication channels
c. Develop projects/platforms/programs that reflect the larger Asia 21 objectives
2. Coordinate with Asia 21 Team on the annual Asia 21 Summit
a. Nominate potential young leaders
b. Contribute in some way to the planning/funding/coordination of the Summit
“Lessons learned” from existing chapters:
- Appoint a Chapter Coordinator who will:
o Act as the contact point for the chapter for communication with Asia Society, the Asia 21 Network and chapter members
o Oversee the planning and execution of events and meetings.
o Serve in this position for two years after which he/she will find a suitable replacement
- Consider supporting an organization, cause or campaign to focus the efforts of the group.
- Draft a mission statement for the chapter and align activities with this objective
Asia 21 Local Chapters can take on various forms and missions so feel free to discuss with the Asia 21 core team if you are interested in starting a local chapter or getting involved.
For additional information or questions please email Morgan Leuprecht at MLeuprecht@asiasociety.org