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ASEAN Youth Leader Program Boosts Cross-Border Collaboration

Young leaders from ASEAN, including from Cambodia, visited Singapore and Indonesia for the ASEAN Youth Fellowship programme to bolster cross-border collaboration and address challenges to bring long-term positive impact to the region.

Youth leaders from 10 ASEAN member states explored opportunities for collaboration to address regional challenges at a Fellowship co-organised by Singapore International Foundation and the National Youth Council (NYC) Singapore.

A Total of 45 youth leaders from ASEAN gathered in Singapore for the fourth edition of the ASEAN Youth Fellowship (AYF) programme, held from October 29 to November 4, to boost exchanges and opportunities for cross-border collaboration.

AYF 2022 was inspired by the theme of Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship, “ASEAN ACT – Addressing Challenges Together”, and focused on joint ASEAN action to overcome regional problems and uncertainties.

Jean Tan, Singapore International Foundation (SIF) Executive Director, said, “AYF 2022 seeks to initiate conversations and explore solutions around some pressing issues we face today, from mental health and social resilience to food security, waste management, and diversity and inclusion. As outstanding leaders in their respective fields of work across the public, private, and people sectors, the Fellows are well-placed and resourced to investigate these challenges and work together to make a difference.”

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