As an official side event of the 6th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6) in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly at APUF-6 (APUFY) provides a regional platform for Asia-Pacific’s youth to articulate urban issues and solutions impacting their lives and communities. Our Thailand-China delegate, Yu Zhang aka Herbary, explains that this event focuses to:
- articulate priority issues and strategies for further strengthening youth participation in governance in Asia-Pacific cities,
- facilitate capacity building based on a variety of successful youth leadership models and youth-led solutions for sustainable and inclusive urban development
- demonstrate youth’s ability and knowledge by having a high degree of volunteer-led design, management, and participation in a diverse and innovative set of activities
- strengthen voices of Asia-Pacific youth in regional and global urban policy dialogues by linkages with APUF-6 and the Habitat-III process, including inputs to UN MGCY-Habitat III, and beyond.
Herbary, representing WYPW, was invited as a speaker in the side event “Innovative approaches and solution modelling for WASH”, hosted by the Water Youth Network.