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. https://asean.myworld2030.org/
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.
Christine Belle Heng
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.