The 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4) was a 10-month long youth leadership programme connected to the 13th ASEM Summit (ASEM13) in November 2021 in Cambodia. The ASEFYLS4 focused on ‘Sustainable Development in a post-COVID-19 World’ and incorporated 3 spheres for youth leadership: 1) self-leadership (you), 2) team leadership (we) and 3) societal leadership (all). The 4th edition was a hybrid project with collaborative elements taking place virtually, in Cambodia, as well as across ASEM countries. We addressed 4 thematic areas: SDG3, SDG4, SDG8 & SDG13.
As part of the ASEFYLS4, participants worked with their country peers to produce videos exploring different aspects related to Higher Education: climate change, COVID-19, digital futures, education policy, governance, inclusion, indigenous youth, labour markets, migration, & well-being. These videos are being published in the lead up to UNESCO’s World Higher Education Conference (WHEC2022). WHEC2022 will be held in Barcelona from 18-20 May 2022 with the objective to reshape ideas and practices in higher education to ensure sustainable development for the planet and humanity. To promote the Youth Voice and contribute to dialogue, the participants of the 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4) share the risks and opportunities for Quality Education across Asia and Europe, and call for more young people to contribute to the WHEC2022 Youth Platform, which aims to Empower, Inspire and Involve youth in the process. You can read more and contribute to its Youth Consultation Hub: https://www.youthwhec.org/
Watch all the videos on our YouTube channel here or below.