Youth – Asia’s Prized Asset for Change
Around 60% of the world’s youth ―or about 700 million young people― live in Asia and this huge demographic group will ultimately determine the future of our region.
Building a Better World: Youth and Governance
Young people today live in a difficult world. There are more graduates than jobs in the market, the environment is more degraded than ever before, and competition to earn a living and have the same quality of life as the previous generation is increasingly difficult.
How Youth Can Find Their Voice Through Debating
Debating empowers young people, builds oral presentation skills, develops confidence in public speaking, and trains debaters to listen, assess and form arguments. Recognizing this, ADB over the last four years has been supporting youth debates in Asia and the Pacific.
Mind the Gap: Closing the Youth, Government Divide
When we look around the world there often seems a huge divide between young people and governments.
While youth are frequently on the front line of civilian protests, criticizing the state, those in power often brand them as mere troublemakers and ingrates.
How can we narrow this gap and help both sides better understand each other?
I See Dead People
I see dead people. No, I don’t mean ghosts like the ones a young Haley Joel Osment could see in the 1999 hit film The Sixth Sense. I mean actual dead bodies. I see them all the time, victims of the seemingly lawless and definitely dangerous free-for-all that is driving on Cambodia’s national roads.
Youth Creativity and Leadership on Tap to Solve Asia’s Water Problems
With some 60% of the global youth population living in Asia and the Pacific, young people have consistently and increasingly shown they are capable of addressing urgent development problems through their innovative ideas.
The Skills Asian Youth Need Today
Skills alignment should be a priority among governments and the private sector in the region to provide young people the skills employers need to give them jobs.
3 Ways to Engage Youth for Positive Change in the Pacific
Young people in the Pacific need to be heard to address lack of employment opportunities for them in the region.
What Does it Mean to be a Palauan Youth in 2016?
Despite the challenge of limited employment opportunities, for both the Palau government and youth leaders the future of the country’s youth looks bright.
Hey Snapchat Generation – Own Your Future
The youth have the power in their hands to shape not only their future, but also the current state of affairs.