The event is a joint undertaking of the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP) Secretariat at National University of Malaysia (UKM), together with the University of the Philippines (UP) as this year’s host country, under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, in partnership with the ASEAN Secretariat. With the theme “Strengthening ASEAN Education Delivery Systems in Challenging Times”, the programme was implemented virtually from 30 August 2021 – 17 September 2021, featuring over seven (7) ASEAN-focused online webinars, six (6) project management workshops and 22 masterclasses.
Among the paramount objectives of this year’s AYVP is to address the challenges confronting the education sector which has been significantly impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic that has wrought severe global dislocation in all spheres of life. The AYVP similarly attempts to help build up the leadership qualities of the youth and tap their spirit of volunteerism to become more effective participants in this crucial task of rebuilding. It also recognizes that exploring this task as peoples with shared history and experiences will serve to enhance the spirit of collaboration in the ASEAN Region.
Dr Faryal Khan, Programme Specialist for Education at UNESCO Bangkok was invited to present on at Session: Talk 3 – Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Agenda 2030 on 1 September at 10.30am (GMT+8). She introduced the ESD for 2030 roadmap, explained UNESCO’s role in achieving ESD for 2030, shared good ESD practices, challenges and perspectives in the region, and provided suggestions regarding the way forward.