Countdown: 2 weeks!


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Social media savvy and would like to use your skills for social good? You have 2 weeks to submit your entry for the chance to be part of the 2nd Asian Youth Forum’s Social Media Team!

Check out this link to view the complete competition rules.



Hello, hello, lovely ones! How are you?

The past few weeks have been quite busy in preparation for a number of events that are all oh-so-exciting us to no end. Just thought we’d check in to share with you one of activities that we’ll be having:

Philippine Inter-Collegiate Debating Championship
07 April 2014, ADB Headquarters

To join virtually, just follow us on Twitter (@ADBYouth) and the hashtag #PIDC2014. We’ll be livetweeting throughout so stay tuned!

Well, that’s it for now. A longer post to share what exactly we’ve been up to — soon!

Celebrating Women’s Month


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To mark the beginning of our celebration for Women’s Month this March, here are a few must-read articles:

Water is a Woman’s Business in Indonesia’s Aceh and Nias

In the Indonesian provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra, women are the main collectors, users and managers of water. They are also primarily responsible for the health and hygiene of household members. In the public sphere of decision making about water supply and sanitation, however, women have limited voice. Why? Because in this cultural context, traditionally the public sphere of decision-making and leadership is “men’s business” while the private sphere of home and family is “women’s business”.


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Two Thai Women and a Passion for Organic Food

For some, food preparation is their profession, while for others it is their passion. For Khun Mantana Leksomboon and Khun Supatra Chadbunchachai, who live in Thailand’s Kalasin and Khon Kaen provinces, the production of organic vegetables started as an interest that soon blossomed into a real passion. A passion for life.


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Tomorrow’s Women Water Leaders in Lao PDR

Phahatphane Manivanh is one of 26 female students awarded a scholarship to do a 4-year undergraduate degree in environment science. Her 25 other peers are studying civil and environment engineering at the National University of Lao and the Vocational Institution of Technology in Vientiane.


(Click on the link to read the rest of the article)

Just a happy little reminder from us to you —

26 days to go before the deadline of #DearYouth Video Blog Competition! Don’t forget to send in your entries in time! 🙂


JOIN: #DearYouth Video Blog Competition


Hey, YOUth! We want you to be part of the 2nd Asian Youth Forum’s Social Media Team!

The 2-day forum will be attended by youth participants from across regions where there will be capacity-building, explorations of solutions, and networking in pursuit of green growth, governance, environment, education, and employment.

Interested? Simply join the #DearYouth: Innovation Without Borders Video Blog Competition. Here’s how:

1. Create a 2-minute video that encourages the youth to use social media in innovating solutions that address urgent social issues in Asia and the Pacific. Share your personal and organizational experiences!
2. Upload your entries to YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox.
3. Fill up the registration form where you will be asked to send us the link to your entry as well as other important information.
4. Deadline for submission of entries is 01 April 2014 (23:59 +8GMT)
5. Check for more details.

The 3 chosen winners also get the chance to share their message as part of the welcome address for the participants of the 2nd Asian Youth Forum.

We look forward to receiving your entries!