9 Filipinos are Delegates to the One Asia Forum
NINE FILIPINOS were chosen as delegates to the One Asia Forum out of a total of 90 participants from all over Asia.
They are Norhana Kamid, Anna Karina Jardin, Rhea Peñaflor, Randymax Bulaquit, John Nery Tamayo, Armieyah Ayob, Bobby Gerardo and National Youth Commission’s Commissioner Raul Dominic Badilla and Executive Assistant Jerremy Bayucot.
One Asia Forum is organized by Asian Youth Council, an NGO in consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission (ECOSOC), formed on the 14th of August 1972, to promote the solidarity and family spirit among young people in Asia as well as to strengthen national youth organizations in the region.
Asian Youth Council has organized regional-level youth programmes in Seoul, Korea (2008), Beijing, China (2007), Batam, Indonesia and Ulanbataar, Mongolia (2007) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2006).
One Asia Forum is a platform for young people to sit and discuss the roles of social media in development. The aim is to inspire a generation of youth with strong understanding of the internet to contribute their social media exposure for positive development and a better future for the region.
It is also a forum for discussion on how social media can bring young people from across Asia to collaborate on new social and economics projects. It provides the opportunity for them to share their thoughts and projects with their peers from other Asian countries. At the end of the day, it is our hope that this One Asia Forum will spawn new initiatives that will take Asia to a greater height – if not now, in the near future!
The theme of One Asia Forum is “Youth and Social Media: Online Collaborations and the Future of Asia”. One Asia Forum is comprised of lectures, discussions and “Youth Speak! workshops”. It is a participant-centered programme and all participants are expected to take active roles during the Forum.
One Asia Forum is hosted by Malaysian Youth Council (MYC), a national youth council for Malaysia, and organized with cooperation of and supported by Committee for Asean Youth Cooperation (CAYC) and the Institute for Minds Development (INMIND), Malaysia. It is supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.
One Asia Forum will be held at Swiss-Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur which is located in the bustling Bukit Bintang area, from the 8th – 10th of December, 2009. All participants are expected to arrive at the hotel before 5 pm on the 8th of December.
All participants will travel to Melaka on 11th of December to take part in World Assembly of Youth 60th Anniversary Celebration. Programmes end on the 13th of December, with participants taking back nice memories to their countries.