The 5th Asian Youth Forum to be held 2-7 May 2017 in Yokohama, Philippines, is a back-to-back to the 50th ADB Annual Meeting. Building on the outcomes of previous AYFs, AYF5 celebrates ADB’s 50 years with the theme “Youth for Prosperity of Asia and the Pacific.”


The main outcomes of the 5th Asian Youth Forum are:

  1. Celebration of ADB’s work with youth in support of ADB’s 50th anniversary celebrations;
  2. Deepened understanding of youth development issues in the region especially of the marginalized and vulnerable;
  3. Strengthened recognition of youth’s contributions and competitive advantage in development as partners in achieving the SDGs;
  4. Improved capacity of youth to understand ADB operations and to contribute innovative and effective solutions to support future and ongoing projects; and
  5. Increased commitment from stakeholders and current partners in resourcing and mobilizing youth for the prosperity of Asia and the Pacific.

Target participants

  • 150 youth delegates
  • youth-focused organizations
  • government officials
  • private sector organizations
  • international organizations

Resource speakers

  • Adam Sharpe, Consultant and Project Manager “Generation What?” Asia Pacific, UNESCO
  • Amy Leung, Deputy Director General Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
  • Tanya Barron, UK Chief Executive, Plan International
  • Young Moo Lee, Professor, Hanyang University
  • John Cann, Managing Director International Organizations, Microsoft
  • John Trew, Youth Employment Specialist, Plan International
  • Kwak Jun Kil, Director, Incheon Metropolitan City
  • Niels Caszo, Global President, AIESEC

How to register

Registrations are closed.


While attendance and accommodation to the event is free, travel expenses of participants are not covered.

Event organizers/partners

Partners of the 5th Asian Youth Forum

  • Plan International
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Organizations (APEC)
  • Asia Pacific Youth Exchange (APYE)
  • ASEAN Youth Leaders Organization (AYLA)
  • Hanyang University
  • Incheon Tourism Organization
  • Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)
  • Korea MICE Association
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Ministry of Finance Japan
  • UN Habitat
  • World Vision
  • YouthThink Center

Social media

Hashtag: #Youth4Prosperity #AsianYouthForum #ADBYokohama

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