The year 2015 is indeed going to be a significant year for the region and Malaysia. Malaysia will assume responsibility as the ASEAN Chairman, a succession from Myanmar; and it is at this platform that the ASEAN Community is targeted to be realized.
In preparation of this big agenda, Malaysian Youth Council and Committee of ASEAN Youth Cooperation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia organised “Pre-convention: ASEAN Youth Leaders’ Summit 2015” in conjunction of ASEAN Day last 8th of August 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. The pre-convention aims to disseminate knowledge and publicize the ASEAN Community 2015 among the youth. It is a networking opportunity to develop smart partnership among youths in the region.
myForesight® was invited as the expert panel to share insights and viewpoints to develop a concrete substantive action plan towards 2015 ASEAN Chairmanship. The discussion aims to enlighten representatives from ASEAN youth on the knowledge and concept of ASEAN Community 2015. Three parallel sessions emphasizing on ASEAN pillar namely, Politics & Security, Economic and Socio-culture were conducted during the one and a half day event. The interactive dialogue session encouraged the country representatives to share their thoughts and ideas. All proceeding from the dialogue will be used as a basis to enhance the formulation of ASEAN Youth Action Plan which will be elaborated and debated in ASEAN Youth Leaders’ Summit next year.