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"Building skills for civic engagement and social inclusion through youth empowerment: Supporting policy development with the participation"

08.12.2012

Joint UNESCO-Chulalongkorn University Workshop and Dialogue 12-14 December 2012

Organised by: Center for Ethics of Science and Technology, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Regional Unit in Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP), UNESCO Bangkok

 

Background:

In Southeast, South and Southwest Asia, the youth population constitutes a higher proportion of the total population or over 19%. By 2030 the youth segment for the region is estimated to grow to exceed over 700 million, constituting almost 15% of the total population.


Some issues facing youth in the Asia-Pacific region include: i) poor employment prospects; ii) increasing crime, violence and risky behaviour; iii) education systems that do not support the development of relevant skills for sustainable livelihoods in current socio-economic circumstances; iv) impacts of natural disasters – Asia-Pacific has the highest rate of natural disasters globally with approximately 50% of all disasters and 80% of disaster-related deaths for the past decade.

This workshop will be held with a cross section of youth to examine in greater detail the issues facing them, and how they attempt to overcome these issues.

 

Agenda, venue and registration here.