International Youth Development Virtual Conference

International Youth Development Virtual Conference


1. The Background:

Virtual Conference – Resilient Youth in a Post-Pandemic World will take place in a challenging context. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is substantially affecting education and training sectors worldwide in two ways:
  • Institutional level. Lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of institutions and skills development organizations. UNESCO estimates that nearly three-quarters of the world’s learners were affected by school closures across education levels. As distance education and training become the norm, the annual IYDC will be held online.
  • Systemic level. The economic recession triggered by the COVID-19 crisis is causing a massive rise in un- and under-employment that could have a lasting impact on essential livelihoods. Transformations in the labour market will also result in changes in skills demands. The university needs to address the short- and medium-term impact of the current pandemic, in scaling up solutions for developing relevant skills in UTAR undergraduates and formulating responses that reflect long-term sustainability

2. The Theme:

The Role and Participatory of Youth in Building Sustainable Cities

3. When, Where, Who, How:

  • Time: Sat - Sun, November 6 - 7, 2021, 8AM - 5PM (see agenda)
  • Platform: Zoom & Facebook Live
  • Participants: Open to university students (sign up with this form)
  • Entry fee (inclusive of 6% tax and full conference online materials):
    • Local & UTAR students: MYR 10 per pax
    • International students: USD 10 per pax

4. Objectives:

  • To create a platform for dialogue and brainstorming among youths on how they can participate, leverage and contribute towards the goal of SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities as well as the New Urban Agenda (NUA)
  • To discuss the role of higher learning institutions in the implementation of the SDG 11 especially in the Asia Pacific region
  • To provide a platform for students and youths to discuss and share ideas on building sustainable and resilient cities

5. Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will explore possible initiatives and partnerships with multi-stakeholders in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 11 especially in contributing to sustainable cities
  • Participants will have a clearer understanding on how higher learning institutions can play a role in encouraging youths to work towards achieving SDG 11 as well as implementing the New Urban Agenda (NUA)
  • Speakers will share their different views and ideas from different sectors and eventually lead to proposal and suggestion of actions to take towards sustainable and livable cities.

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