Plan International in Asia's Digital Development Manager, Bowden Percival, speaks about bringing multimedia to low-resource settings and on youth employment solutions at the ongoing Information and Communication Technology for Development Conference in Hyderabad, India.
The Asian Youth Forum has given us a chance to witness that youth involvement, enabled by education and protection, not only builds social peace and embeds young men and women within their communities, but also provides new and original solutions to today’s challenges – CEO of Plan International UK Tanya Barron.
The 5th Asian Youth Forum celebrates and recognises the unique contribution of young people to support sustainable economic growth and peaceful prosperity in the region. When young people are able to meaningfully participate and raise their voices, they play a crucial role in helping to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
We believe the success of the Sustainable Development Goals depends on actively engaging all youth including the most vulnerable such as people with disabilities – not least because young people are critical thinkers, change-makers, innovators, communicators and leaders.
We're looking forward for the 5th Asian Youth Forum, 2-7 of May, are you?
We will be tackling the role of "Youth for Prosperity of Asia and the Pacific" through capacity building, attending ADB's 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting and designing how youth can contribute for development through ADB projects to achieve the SDGs by 2030.
27 April is International Girls in Information and Communications Technology day!
Women and girls are 14% less likely to own a mobile phone than men. That’s 200 million fewer women owning a mobile device worldwide. To achieve gender equality, girls and young women need equal access to technology and digital training.