The MY World Advocacy Programme in the ASEAN region is series of comprehensive advocacy activities led by the UN SDG Action Campaign and the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub across ASEAN countries aiming to advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promote citizen engagement and data collection activities among young people in the region.
This group of 50 talented young ASEAN advocates have been selected to join the Advocacy Programme and will have the opportunity to work as MY World 2030 Advocates and become agents of change in their community, city, region and country. Their objectives are to raise awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), collect citizen data and input using the ASEAN MY World 2030 survey, and advocate for citizen engagement in the implementation of the SDGs.
Nurul Hadina Haji Alias
Dina has facilitated several motivational workshops and taught critical thinking and effective communication skills to the public through a local organization called Persatuan Kemajuan Insan whose efforts have been nationally recognized as having a significant impact on youth leadership in Brunei. In April 2018, she represented Brunei at the ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy in Jakarta after being nominated under the Young Southeast Asian Leaders’ Initiative (YSEALI). Currently, she is involved in Global Shapers Bandar Seri Begawan and WeCare whose overall aim is to shape employability and provide humanitarian aid respectively. As an Education Officer at a local community centre called Sixth Form Centre, she believes in creating a classroom culture which emphasizes the individual’s role in society and wishes to instill the core value of social responsibility among the young people today.
Prior to starting his own organization, he was working for a local NGO where he was coordinating projects on Non-Formal Education, WASH, Sexual Reproductive Health and Violence against Children and Women. Besides, he has been an active youth for volunteerism where he often talks at different events about youth engagement in volunteerism, water and sanitation, migration and SDGs. He has also been a Talent Director at AIESEC Cambodia since December 2010.
Christine Belle Heng
Belle was also the President of the Pronunciation Club at the Stanford American School, where she was a mentor and trainer for its members to reinforce their pronunciation and accent. Interestingly, the members of the club later became public speakers joining various speaking events. She was also a consultant to the students and those who seek for support regarding their study, career and life. She believes everyone has the potential to unleash that potential. She has always been active and passionate about enhancing awareness, providing support and building stronger networks. Joining the ASEAN MY World 2030 Advocate programme will increase the chances to achieve such goals.
Mea Nub is now an Operations and Human Resources Manager at Cambodian Living Arts, one of the largest Arts and Culture non-profit organization in Cambodia. Prior starting his leadership role at Cambodian Living Arts, he gained a lot of experiences in coaching, debating, operations planning, business pitching, training, project management, public relations and youth engagement and mobilization. In 2014-2016, he was the Youth Training Programme Coordinator at the Khmer Youth Congress. He also worked in the private sector and engaged in many youth-related activities locally and internationally. He also successfully ran two charity concerts for fundraising to build two small libraries and distribute study materials for unprivileged children in remote area in Cambodia between 2013 and 2014. He believes youth participation and contribution to society are key elements to make the world a better place.
Khemmary has been volunteering in several local NGOs and International NGOs, on a range of topics such as health, migration, women in politics, youth leadership and youth employment. She has conducted many workshops, trainings and forums related to youth leadership and employment, entrepreneurship and soft skills. Recently, she was invited to be a young talented woman in Cambodia to provide inputs in the national workshop on the formulation of the Cambodia Decent Work Country Programme. Khemmary has a dream to see Cambodia have a decent work and economic growth, a place where youth will have a better future and they can support their children to have access to education and well-being.
In 2016, Sokleng realized her passion: it was the time to walk out of her comfort zone and get involved with volunteering work in various non-profit organizations, on issues at the heart of her passion and with the strong desire to empower others. She has been volunteering in many organizations in Cambodia ever since, especially with projects related to rural education, social and environmental advocacy, including in several provinces where help and social awareness are needed. For instance, earlier in 2018, she attended a workcamp Solidarites Jeunesses in France through the Cambodian Youth Action (CYA) network, which is mostly focused on education, environment and community development. She now represents CYA, and worked with several UN agencies including with UNDP Cambodia during International Volunteer Day. She strongly believes that together we can create a better world with positive change through volunteering work.
In 2011, Visal enrolled in a BA in English Literature but in her third year she had to drop out because of financial circumstances. In 2016, she received a scholarship to study at the Asian University for Women (AWU) which is a private, liberal-arts institution known for empowering diverse women from disadvantaged backgrounds. She volunteers with several local and international organizations, and led extracurricular leadership roles in the AUW Animal Welfare, Model UN debate and photography clubs. Through her commitment, hard work and the support from her professors and friends, Visal was very happy to be accepted to the programme. As she comes from a conservative culture, she would like to apply what she has learned from the SDGs to help women and vulnerable groups in Cambodia.
He is a public speaker, motivator, and trainer for youth organization and related Social Movement project topics. Dias has a record of 90 hours speaking with the outreach of 6,500 audience, and 35 organizations have been trained by Dias thanks to his roles in several organizations and accomplishments to inspire other Indonesian young leaders. Dias is also an international awardee of recognitions such as: Project Winner of Social Venture Business Competition by Namaa and Ghadaam Foundation UAE, Best Student and Best Project Presentation of ASEAN Cooperative Programme Thailand, and receiver of 2018 YSEALI Academic Fellowship Programme in Arizona State University, U.S.
Joce Timoty Pardosi
Nur Hayyu Supriatin
Working as a journalist opened her eyes. She saw many problems in her community, starting from environmental issues, low quality of education, children violence, poverty, inequality, forest problem, abrasion, illegal fishing and many more. Together with NGOs in her community, Nur was able to organize a socialization on child protection and engaged in mangrove trees restoration. In 2017, she was recruited as a mentor and literacy trainer for the teacher to reinforcement reading and writing early grades in rural and remote areas at Kasimle village, Sorong Regency, West Papua, which supported by UNICEF and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Besides training and mentoring the teachers at school, she is also writing a story book for Kasimle’s village children to increase their reading interest.
Aside from economic empowerment, Vania intensively works on youth empowerment as a Programme Facilitator of XL Future Leaders. Vania has been involved in social innovation for youth with UN agencies, such as being the youth speaker at Plenary Session in 2007 TUNZA International Youth Conference in Germany held by UNEP, sharing best practices at 2012 Green Jobs in Asia Regional Conference held by ILO, advising UNFPA in 2013-2015 as a Youth Advisory Panel, and judging semifinal of 2016 Asia Pacific Youth Innovation Challenge in Malaysia held by UNICEF.
Rizky Ashar Murdiono
Rizky has been engaged in social activities for 10 years. In the past decade, he served on the UNFPA Youth Advisory Panel, Amnesty International Youth Activist “My body my right”, Indonesia focal point Youth Voices Count, and Sign Language Interpreter at Study Center of Disability Services, Brawijaya University. He was also elected as an awardee of N-Peace Award attributed to his excellent work of promoting women, peace, and security agenda. He is also an alumni of Young Southeast Asia Leader Initiative Programme (YSEALI). Rizky co-authored an issue brief and booklet about “Inspirational Young Leaders Driving Social Change”. He has high hope that his activism will bring social justice to people, regardless of their gender, sexuality, ethnicity and disabilities.
Mazida is a volunteer addict and social media enthusiast who is also passionate in youth empowerment and the SDGs. Her passion lies in youth advocacy after being officially appointed as a youth delegate at the Asia Pacific Urban Forum-Youth (APUFY) in 2015. To follow up, she decided to actively participate in policy-making and engage with both local and regional youth movements to represent children and youth voices in her hometown, Yogyakarta. She was invited to serve in Selection Committee for the first UN President General Assembly High-level Meeting on Financing for SDGs.
Ayu Pratiwi Muyasyaroh
During her years in University, she managed to publish many articles in mass media, highlighting climate change and green economy studies. Some of her studies have been awarded as the Top 10 of Indonesian Young Thought-Leaders on Environment Essay Contest held by World Resource Institute Indonesia with certificate of excellence by Mr. Dino Patti Djalal (former Deputy Minister of Indonesia and Ambassador of Indonesia to the U.S.) and also as the Winner of Tropical Landscapes Summit Essay Competition held by UN Office for REDD+ Coordination Indonesia (UNORCID).
Today, Ayu is working at International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) for the Ambitious City Promises (ACP) programme funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) program. ACP aims to support a Low Emission Urban Development in Southeast Asian Large Cities implemented in nine cities from Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. As the focal point for outreach and partnership between ICLEI and multiple stakeholders, Ayu has succeeded to connect the local government of participating cities in Indonesia for ACP Programme (DKI Jakarta, Tangerang and Bekasi City) with multiple stakeholders from national government; academe; business; and CSOs to carry out collaborative events with purpose of supporting Low Emission Urban Development in respective city.
Hendriyadi Bahtiar Daeng Sila
Acho is also involved in several other youth organizations in Indonesia: Korps Alumni Kapal Pemuda Nusantara, Forum Indonesia Muda, Youth Action Forum 2, FiNE Indonesia. In 2014, he participated Jolkona Project Catalyst-Social Entrepreneurship Exchange from the U.S. Embassy of Jakarta, an awardee of MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in MIT 2015. In 2017, he was selected as Awardee of CWY Youth Leadership Award 2017-Guy Bordeleau Outstanding Overseas Youth Alumni Award.
He is currently the Member Committee Vice President for Partnerships Development and Global Volunteer at AIESEC in Lao PDR, based in Vientiane, and is actively involved with local organizations in Lao PDR. He has been working with AIESEC for 3 years and previously engaged with AIESEC branches in the Tunisia and Denmark. He is also an Entity Control Board Chair in the Czech Republic, which is a decision-making body at national level with regard to Exchange Policies and National Standards regulation principles. He decided to join this programme to make an impact in his new country of residence and contribute to something that he strongly believes in, to raise more awareness on the SDGs and inspire other young people to take action and initiative for their country.
Yin Yee Lai
Being one of the three Malaysia delegates for the International Debate Education Association “Youth in 21st Century: Debating and Producing Media Workshop” held in Manila, the Philippines, she was awarded the Sweetest Debater Award while her group won the Best Documentary Research and Best Feature Stories Award. Besides being affiliated with the UN Association of Malaysia-Youth (UNAM-Youth) and the Association of Administration and Diplomatic Officers, she was selected as the McKinsey Co.'s Youth Leadership Academy 2018 Ambassador, aiming to equip aspiring young Malaysians with skills and coaching that will enable them to become successful leaders of change.
Nadhilah Binti Muhammad Razak
She is the founder of a non-profit group called “i-SAHABAT” and an YSEALI Academic Fellow (2017). Involved in politics in the Student Representative Council, she gained leadership skills during her undergraduate at UMT. She enhanced her business skills during Axiata Young Talent Programme in 2015. Her advocacy focuses on environmental education because she enjoys teaching and sharing what she knows to make people more appreciate and value of nature. She has faith in everyone’s capacity to make a difference in our world, especially through information-sharing and innovative ideas. As an SDG Advocate, she hopes to enhance awareness, create stronger networks, promote education to healthy citizenship, and be involved in SDGs to make the world a better place for all.
Michelle Tzer Ping Lee
From 2016-2017, Michelle was the National Director of Youth Marketing for AIESEC in Malaysia, the world's largest youth-run organization with the vision of striving for peace and fulfilment of humankind's potential through advancing the SDGs. Together with her team, she spearheaded YouthSpeak Forum Malaysia 2017, a forum with 200+ delegates, dedicated to inspire, engage, and create action towards the SDGs.
In 2014, in partnership with UNDP Malaysia, Michelle led the Urban Mapper Project, which used a data collection methodology called cultural mapping to collect data and insights from communities in low-cost housing areas in Kuala Lumpur. Similarly, in 2016, Michelle volunteered as a rapporteur for UNDP Malaysia, travelling across different states in Malaysia to engage with underserved communities living below the poverty line, producing reports that would be used to influence policy making decisions in the government.
In line with CEDAW, the Malaysian Domestic Violence Act and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act (ATIP-SOM), Vai conducted numerous trainings for community-based andfaith-based organization, NGOs and local enforcement authorities to ensure human rights are recognized while empowering local communities, and to respond and refer domestic violence cases. Beside her experience as a social worker at the Shakti Women’s Council Wellington (2012-2013), she was previously a case worker for the International Rescue Committee (2014-2016), responsible for conducting pre-screen interviews, advocacy/counseling, assessment, and casework services to individuals, families and groups. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Victoria University of Wellington, which she attended from 2010-2012.
Tien Eu Tan
Winning the World English Debate Championship of JCI on November 2018 in Goa, India, is one of his biggest achievements of 2018. With the supports of his organization and the government, he represented not only Malaysia but the whole Asia-Pacific region, being the 1st ever Asian team to win the championship. He also participated in World Cleanup Day 2018 and contributed to JCIM winning the Malaysia Book of Records for The Largest Recyclable Domestic Waste Collected in a Day on 15 September 2018, with 23,305 kg collected. As an international agricultural commodities trader, Skyler often travels out of Malaysia to see the world, that is also where he became open-minded as a born introvert. He understands that we are all different people living in the same world and that acceptance of our differences is key in making any changes, creating long lasting positive impact towards a beautiful future, together, as one.
Si Thu Wai
He also participated as a Goodwill Ambassador for Myanmar for the 44th of the Southeast Asia and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP), an annual youth exchange programme organized by the Cabinet Office of Japan and governments of Southeast Asian countries. He travelled to Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. In each country, he interacted with government representatives and explored the local culture through homestay experiences. Si Thu also volunteered in a cooperative educational programme with the Oregon Health and Science University in the U.S., the Tipitaka Eye Hospital in the Sagaing region and the Mandalay Eye Hospital. He served as an interpreter through discussions with patients and their families, medical care lectures, meetings with physicians, community leaders and high-ranking Buddhist monks.
Shune Lai Thida
Shune is currently the coordinator of Campus Chapter Directors, which is a student-led, youth empowerment initiative providing talented students the skills to help themselves and their peer group, as well as a member of content sharing team of the Myanmar Youth Empowerment Opportunities (MYEO). She also coordinated several events at the mobile workshops organized by the Myanmar Youth For Peace Development. Finally, she advocates for young people's’ potential as a youth club leader of YU’s “Peace More Sphere”. Shune wants to raise awareness and support her peers’ educational and vocational training and act as a representative and go-between for ASEAN MY World 2030 and young people from diverse backgrounds in Myanmar.
Yadanar Khine Sein
She has over 5 years of diverse work experience ranging from public sector, private sector, education institute to freelance consultancy. She is fluent in English and Burmese with basic understanding of Thai, Tagalog, French and Japanese. She was selected as a delegate to the UN Association of Australia Young Professional National Conference in Sydney and the Bangkok Sister City Youth Programme. She has volunteered for various causes around the globe including teaching English to children in rural areas with Save the Children. These experiences have sparked her interest in areas of quality education, poverty reduction, gender equality, social development and raising the quality of life in Myanmar and the ASEAN region. With her international background, local awareness, passion to create a positive social impact and compassion towards others, she is delighted to fulfill the role as an ASEAN MY World 2030 Advocate.
Thu Thu Swe
Myo Thura Ko Ko
Moreover, he is a former youth delegate for Myanmar in the ASEAN Youth Forum and ASEAN People Forum 2017. He is also a volunteer trainer and steering committee member of Ayeyarwaddy Regional Youth Network from 2013. He is a former DRR field officer at Myanmar Red Cross Society and secretary of TU Hinthada Red Cross Society. He is also a former organizer of Hinthada Anti Plastic Organization. Hence, he wants to conduct these skills to his work as an ASEAN MY World 2030 Advocate.
Aung Than Oo
Aung previously worked in the field of social accountability and community empowerment as the Equity and Inclusion Officer for an NGO focused on health/TB project, working closely in cooperation with the government and UNOPS. He also worked as Conflict Sensitivity Analysis Officer in Rakhine state, and supported dialogues between different ethnic groups. In 2016, he worked as Mobile Medical Team Leader in Yangon, Bago and Rakhine regions which gave treatment and care to patients, including vulnerable groups. In 2014 and 2016, He served as the State Coordinator for the National Health Congress. He is currently working as a Research Officer at the Center for Social and Economic Development in Yangon.
Aung is a very active volunteer in multiple organizations. He is a member of the Myanmar Medical Association and Myanmar Medical Council; an administrative founder of the self-help group of Hlaingtharyar Township, Yangon; the CEO of the Bagan Heritage Trust Organization which supports the protection and restoration of this heritage site. He also associates with other social welfare clubs to help homeless people, and victims from natural and man-made disasters, for instance as a medical doctor volunteer in Ayarwaddy region post-cyclone Nargis in 2008. He was the Myanmar Ambassador at the Global Youth Summit IYS, Nepal, and the Myanmar delegate at the Global Peace Foundation, Thailand. Aung believes that every young people must have a dream, some dream can lead to conflict, but with the right pathways, young people can create peace and a sustainable future.
Formerly, Janelle was a Philippine Youth Representative to the 43rd Ship for the Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme (SSEAYP), in which she focused on Food and Nutrition Discussion Programme to deepen her understanding of Food and Nutrition issues in ASEAN countries.
Julliano Fernando A. Guiang
Jules is among the Co-Founders of the 2030 Youth Force in Asia-Pacific, a youth network that advocates for the Global Goals in several countries in the region. He also founded and serves as National Convenor of the 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines Inc. (YFPH), a registered NGO in the Philippines with over 1,500 Member-Advocates. Jules believes in the importance of involving everyone in the equation, particularly the youth sector that will serve as key players of society by 2030. Since the founding of YFPH, Jules led the formation by creating an efficient and effective structure which will empower the grassroots to lead the SDG campaign in their communities.
Marikris de Guzman
As a good governance advocate, she co-founded the Good Governance Initiative in 2012, an NGO which aims to train young people to become good governance advocates by helping address local challenges and to bridge the gap between academe and local government units in the Philippines. As a disaster risk reduction (DRR) advocate, she presented an environment and DRR-related project together with a team in the UNESCO Looking Beyond Disasters 2013 Dorum and implemented the project through the funding of the ASEAN Youth Volunteers Programme. While working at the Department of Social Welfare and Development, she participated in the government’s humanitarian response when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013 through helping in the logistics of relief distribution. In 2015, she served as Climate Action and DRR Coordinator for the National Youth Commission coordinating programmes on DRR and Climate Change Advocacy.
Jose Mateo Dela Cruz
Currently, he is serving advisory functions and advocacy support roles on youth civic engagement under the UNESCO Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia-Pacific, the Global Partnership for Education (hosted by the World Bank Group), the UN Major Group on Children and Youth, Family Planning 2020 Experts Advisory Community (hosted by the UN Foundation), and the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group Youth Advisory Council. He has been selected as ASEAN Youth Eco-Leader in 2013 and as Mentor to the ASEAN Youth Heritage Leaders in 2014 under the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme of the National University of Malaysia, supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, Ministry of Education of Malaysia, USAID and the ASEAN Secretariat. During the 2014 World Conference on Youth in Sri Lanka, he is one of delegates representing the Philippines during the intergovernmental negotiation for crafting the Colombo Declaration on Youth, an outcome document that served as one of the inputs to the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Born and raised in the least developed country of Cambodia, Yazhi has been witnessing different kinds of poverty in her country, which makes her value her education even more, as she believes real education is the path to prosperity. She has been joining many different volunteering programmes and charities related to education, culture, environment and many others in her home country, as well as in the Philippines where she pursues her degree, as she believes that the little impact she makes will gradually improve her community.
Since 2016, Ashley has been volunteering with World Vision as a Music Advocate. Aside from writing and performing original songs with the World Vision band, Ashley has also organized charity concerts to raise funds for the organization. A firm believer in racial equality, Ashley continues to volunteer with OnePeople.sg, the leading advocate for multiracialism in Singapore, and has been featured in MINDEF’s magazine and on Channel NewsAsia to share about her experiences. She has also worked with gender equality advocacy group AWARE as Editor of their youth blog, and contributor to a comic that the youth team produced to encourage positive body image.
Currently, Ashley is the Editor-in-Chief of The Timeless Compass, a youth movement and news website which publishes content combining history and current affairs written for youths, by youths. In her spare time, Ashley writes for news sites including MTV, UNICEF, The Straits Times, AsiaOne, Youth.sg, Tripzilla and The Daily Escape, and hopes to channel her experience in journalism to the ASEAN MY World project. One day, she aspires to travel the world and go bungee jumping, just for the thrill of it!
Shafkat Fahmid Sifat
Born in Bangladesh, Shafkat graduated from the National University of Singapore and is currently a practising lawyer in Singapore. He often provides pro-bono legal advice to migrant workers’ community in Singapore and was also the President of Migrant Workers Awareness Week 2016, one of the biggest events to raise awareness on migrant workers’ issues in Singapore. He is also one of the co-founders and a foreign delegate of Youth's Voice, a registered NGO in Bangladesh, where he is involved in fundraising, especially in relation to the assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and for raising awareness on menstrual hygiene.
Anthony Toh Han Yang
Embarking on a journey that enriches his knowledge, experiences and thoughts, Nil completed an internship at the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and National University of Singapore (NUS). He represented SIM at the Singapore Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) Forum 2018. He was also a sponsored former delegate at the UN Youth Assembly in New York, U.S. He served as an elected head delegate of an independent delegation team at the Singapore Model UN 2018. He aspires to be an academic focusing on various aspects of international relations. As an ASEAN MY WORLD 2030 Advocate, Nil aims to analyze and achieve the goal of uniting people's' efforts and contributions to make a positive impact on the SDGs.
Migrant communities have also been a focal point in her work and she has been working with them in Singapore for the past 5 years. She has presented and shared about her work at the UN-convened Case4Space Conference (led by UNDP, UNESCO and UNFPA), where she was a Call4Stories winner. Having also worked on issues concerning Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia and migrant dependents in Seoul, she hopes to expand her scope of work beyond Singapore. Currently, she assists migrant workers in Singapore, helping them gain access to justice for their salary and injury claims. Samira is also involved in extensive advocacy efforts in pushing for better protective legislation for migrant communities. At the moment, she is exploring the intersection between media storytelling, marginalised communities and youth empowerment, and hopes to create a platform for youths to share their stories and experiences through creative outlets.
Aung Ko Oo
In his daily life, he is very passionate about the SDGs and that motivates him to do more every day. He believes that a day without motivation, is like someone who is walking without destination. Through his mandate as ASEAN MY World 2030 advocate he hopes to inspire and reach out to as many young people as possible, as well as his communities in “my” Myanmar and “my” Thailand. He is a former participant of the Asia Pacific Youth Forum Thailand, and he was a facilitator at Myanmar Youth and Peace Development and a former Delegate at Youth Speak Forum 2018.
Win also participated in the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange (APYE) Thailand 2017, learning about social enterprise building to help people in local communities during local immersion. Earlier in 2018, he participated in the ASEAN conference on Youth Experiencing in Philosophy of Sustainable Economic 2018 focusing on Sufficiency Economy Philosophy applied in local areas throughout Thailand. It helped him understand how local traditional know-how and co-existence with the philosophy, developing their living not only financially, it also improves local people’s mental mindset to become aware of their living-knowledge-environment. Recently, he took part in the ASEAN Youth Camp 2018 as youth representative to learn an insights of environmental managing in eastern part of Thailand both t the community and industrial levels.
Wee graduated with an honour degree in Industrial Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and got a certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Change from UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. He is also affiliated with the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), Global Shapers by World Economic Forum, ChangemakerXChange by Ashoka, UNLEASH community and Thailand Education Partnership. With his broad understanding of educational ecosystems, he is excited to support many governmental organizations, NGOs, universities, and social enterprises in research and technology transformation.
Secondly, holding a PsyD in Human and Organizational Psychology, she wishes to also empower teachers by sharing knowledge and tools gained through her dissertation work on the influence of teacher emotional intelligence on student learning. Since completing her doctorate degree, she has been an active presenter and teacher trainer at several international educational and leadership conferences in the Asia-Pacific region, including UNESCO-APEID International Leadership Conference, centered around the theme of ‘Effective School Leadership for the 21st Century - Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals'. She believes that there is a significant need for leaders, teachers and students to be equipped with the necessary emotionally intelligent skills and capacities in order to thrive and contribute positively to society and thus, ensuring quality in education.
Hafiz Syed Hamid Arshad
Currently he is on-board with UN-Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) Youth as Local Pathways Fellow. He is passionate about sustainable development and peaceful regional environment and is willing to work for the whole region. He is from Pakistan (South Asia) but lived in Thailand for last five years and has been involved in multiple regional projects. He believes in youth empowerment and women’s role in social development and true progress of the communities. After his PhD, he intends to design and implement social projects with engagement of active youth of the respective countries. As a part of ASEAN My World 2030 he is looking forward to learn and practice action oriented strategies to achieve SDGs and to extend this treasure to many others like him.
Studying International Studies at University allows Mai to understand more about world’s news and current affairs, thus, fosters a dream of making this world a better place. Bearing in mind that stepping out of the comfort zone and learning from the world can assist her in her learning path, she has applied for several scholarships and won six exchange programmes. The two latest programmes that she joined were the ‘Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme 2017’ and ‘ASEAN Youth Representatives Experiencing in the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy 2018’. Through that, she could practice what she has learned and represented Viet Nam to discuss various topics such as ASEAN, its vision and functions; SDGs and the ways they are applied in different countries. These opportunities gave her tools and techniques to facilitate workshops or seminars, or ways of approaching varying target audience.
Dang Dao Nguyen
Previously, Dao worked in the Human Resources Department, at the UN Development Programme. During his working term, he organized recruitment processes including drafting job description, inputs to job classification processes, screening of candidates, etc. Dao also took charge of organizing internal events to promote the SDGs in the workplace. As for the academic background, Dao graduated from Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam, majoring in International Relations. He also finishes the SDGs Entrepreneurship Training for Youth course, which is fully-funded by Yonsei University and the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).
Nghia Dao Manh
He has extensive knowledge of ASEAN political studies and the legal system of the world. With experiences has been a member of International Youth Club and AIESEC of Ho Chi Minh City, he is team leader in active dissemination of legal education for young people about the provisions of Vietnamese Law as well as global issues such as the peace on Korean Peninsula, World’s Environment, etc. In addition, he took part in YouthSpeak Forum 2017 of Youth 4 Global Goals Programmes to support the implementation of the SDGs as a Roadmap to Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change in the next 15 years. Therefore, he was aware of the values of SDGs and learned leadership experiences from people in this forum. He is ready to advocate for the SDGs and promote citizen engagement and data collection activities among young generations.
Alin also has taken part in a few youth events such as the Youth Forum on Safe Migration, where she met many young people that are creative, ambitious and passionate about establishing themselves, contributing the best they have to society. Being surrounded by other young changemakers inspires her and reminds her of her own ambitions. Hence, she is very enthusiastic about being a part of the ASEAN MY World 2030 youth network with many SDG Advocates, where she can meet new people from various backgrounds, with different perspectives and creative ideas.
Besides, Amy took actions to create the Women Initiatives Network (WIN), a platform aiming to inspire and empower women and girls to develop essential skills through private conferences and office hours with experienced female advisors. At the same time, she is working as an Extracurricular and Leadership Consultant at Crimson Education. She has interacted with students from different countries and backgrounds,, developed strategies for their extracurricular activities, and assisted them in brainstorming and developing their Capstone projects. In the last three years, Amy was invited to be the guest speakers at different organizations. She gave speeches about Time Management, Critical Thinking, Defining Extracurricular Activities, etc. She used to work as a coach of a youth camp to teach students entrepreneurship and help open their eyes to the possibilities of social entrepreneurial enthusiasm as a lens for understanding their needs and a tool to create a support system for the future generations.