Young people have a unique perspective on international development. Here are examples of how they are helping Asia and the Pacific deal with COVID-19.
Chris Morris heads ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center, and oversees the planning, implementation, and monitoring of ADB’s overall engagement with civil society organizations, as well as the design and implementation of the CSO program at the ADB Annual Meetings. Before joining ADB, Chris was vice president within the water division of global engineering firm Black and Veatch.
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Skills training, civic engagement and youth forums will help young people become active players in society’s shared efforts to grow and improve.
The campaign will help deliver ADB’s vision of an Asia and the Pacific free of poverty, with improved living conditions, and quality of life for its citizens.
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.