Google Hangout Series: Youth & Open Government in Asia - Frontiers for Youth Participation
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Google Hangout Series: Youth & Open Government in Asia - Frontiers for Youth Participation

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ET (13:00 – 14:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters, Preston Auditorium & Online

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This second session in our Google Hangout series focuses on youth participation and Open Government in the Asian context. In partnership with the Asia Development Bank (ADB), we examine some specific factors in the region that serve as challenges and opportunities for young people and governments to work together towards collaborative governance.

With Indonesia holding the chairmanship of the Open Government Partnership and the ADB holding its second Asia Youth Forum in May, how can governments be incentivized to engage the youth and how can the youth further seize and create opportunities for meaningful involvement in government decision-making?


President's Delivery Unit, Government of Indonesia
Social Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Open Government Practice, World Bank
Central Asian Youth Network
Youth Program Manager, Transparency International Indonesia
(Moderator) Editor, YouThink!, World Bank
Read what others are asking
Nurul Syazwani
We are full of energy and are very excited to venture out but most social networking session I attended are attended by people whom are older than my group age. How are we going to engage in community that only focuses on baby boomers but not us milliners?
Gül Günver Turan
It is of utmost importance to allow Civil Society Organizations to participate in the decision making processes of the parliament and governmental issues if joint solutions are to be found for the realization of joint goals. Democratization of the decision making process would be then end result.
Ashley So Hee Park
Korea, Dem. Rep.
I've been used Google Hangout with my friend, and i feel it's really comfortable. Also, in these days so many youth uses this chat thing with their friends. It could be great chance to get close to young people with Hangout, but should Government have to be changed fundemantally? Friendly approaching is brilliant idea, but that would be disappear after their interest is gone. Then, what would government do after attracting youth to their region? Shouldn't they make specific project about it?
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
Youth around the world expect similar things as such, like good education, job, etc. However, time and again it's observed that some of them cannot achieve that. Will these hangouts help them achive their goals in their lives?
Bae So Yeon
Korea, Dem. Rep.
I think youth&open government in ASIA should be bothered also education, social welfare...etc. Of couse economic system is important for various industry part. But, youth&open government in ASIA should not miss these other parts.
Yemen, Rep.
Some countries couldn't get the youth mor space. Espaceally poor country. How the bankworld can help them
Dr. Ananh Norasingh
Yes, it is possible for young people to work in government places. But to make decision,I think they need more experience and lot of practice.
Junaid Hassan
Asia with highest young population ratio in the world needs rapid and intensive initiatives towards youth participation for better governance. This is the way we can also reduce chances of youth to be radicalised and restore trust on democracy.