Asian Youth Forum: Empowering Young Partners for Development

Event | 30 April - 1 May 2013 India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India


The two-day Youth Forum aims at empowering young participants (ages 18-24) to learn, contribute, and advocate solutions to issues that young people face today. This provides a great opportunity for young minds from diverse national and international backgrounds to leverage this platform to understand issues related to Gender, Water and Sanitation and Youth Employment in greater details.


At the end of the workshop, participants will have:

  • The knowledge to use various forms of expression (filming, social media, theatre and comics) aims at providing the participants with new skill sets to express themselves in new ways;
  • Be able to participate and generate information to share on youth's perspectives on development;
  • Produce communications on development issues that are important to youth; and
  • Learn about how youth can participate in their own education and development.

Expected outputs

  • Blogs and social media developed around annual meeting theme and youth issue;
  • Youth network to continue to engage with ADB and other CSO partners; and
  • Become active in engaging on development issues in their communities: Water and sanitation, youth and employment and gender.

Target participants

Participation is by invitation only.

  • Youth ages 18-24 from Asian member countries
  • Participating CSO organizations
  • Total of about 100 youth, 40 international and 60 Indians

Resource speakers

Speakers from ASSIST, Plan India, Breakthrough, UNICEF and ADB.