Generation Asia Young Leaders Forum: Engagement ReimaginedVIEW EVENT DETAILS
How do we maintain and reimagine our connection to Asia in a new world?
With international travel banned for another year, how can young Australians continue to navigate shifting diplomatic relationships in the region, create meaningful engagement online, and empower the next generation to establish life-long connections with Asia?
Where 2020 was about survival, in 2021 we are emerging under new rules of engagement; rebuilding, reconnecting, and reimagining the way we work, socialise, and engage internationally. While some uncertainty remains, our new hybrid digital / in-person reality is here to stay – a new context we have no choice but to embrace if we are to thrive in a post-pandemic world.
While digital literacy is on an incline globally with young people leading the charge, Asia literacy is quickly moving in the opposite direction, risking not only future opportunities for deep and personal ties to the region but Australia’s place as a regional economic, trade and security partner in Asia. This decline in Asia competency coupled with fallout from an ongoing global pandemic means we must look to and empower the organisations actively working with counterparts in the region as a blueprint for how to succeed in this new and constantly evolving environment.
At our inaugural forum last year, we explored how Asia-engaged youth are keeping connected through COVID-19. At year two of this global shift, join us on UN International Youth Day as we reconvene young leaders for a half-day forum unpacking how we can work within these parameters to reshape our Asia engagement, “level up” our digital engagement, and foster deep and long-lasting connections to the region.
Date: Thursday 12 August 2021, UN International Youth Day
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. AEST
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is essential. For further enquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:00 – 11:05 Welcome and Introduction
11:05 – 11:10 Welcome to Country
11:10 – 11:20 Session Keynote, The Hon. Ros Spence MP, Victoria’s Minister for Youth, Multicultural Affairs and Community Sport
11:20 – 12:10 Panel 1: A Whole New World
What are the new realities facing Asia-engaged young people at this time of significant global shift?
Youth dialogues representing three key bilateral relationships for Australia; China, India and Vietnam, are joined by a senior representative from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for an intergenerational discussion on shifting regional ties, navigating geopolitics, and the power of young people in shaping Australia’s future engagement with Asia.
12:10 – 12:30 Break & Networking
12:30 – 12:50 Gen A Chats
Sit down with a young leader from Asia Society Australia’s Gen A member network as they interview both sides of Australian politics on the value of, and path to, sustained future engagement with the region.
12:50 – 1:00 Break & Networking
1:00 – 1:10 Session Keynote: Jayathma Wickramanayake, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
1:10 – 2:00 Panel 2: On the Path Unwinding
How do we engage with Asia in this new world?
We bring together some of the most active youth organisations engaging with the region to talk best practice, digital step-up, creating meaningful connection and the value of personal connection in empowering the next generation to become Asia-passionate in the months and years ahead.
2:00 Public forum concludes
2:30 – 4:00 Young Leaders Workshop with Value Learning Intercultural Specialists by invitation only
About our Speakers
Asia Society Australia acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.
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