The YDA organizes the Global Youth Trends Forum every year. Despite the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global exchange of ideas continues. The forum has been adapted to an online discussion and will be a prelude of the next year’s event. Two webinars will be held on Nov. 13th and Nov. 27th. The theme is “Global Partnership”, which is the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 17, with a focus on “Living together in a time of pandemic and digital technology.” Youth from all over the world are invited to share their experiences about promoting disease prevention and discuss about how they can combat the pandemic together to create a better life for the new normal.
The first webinar will be held on Nov. 13th. The host will be Audrey Tang, digital minister of Taiwan, who will share Taiwan’s pandemic prevention experience.
Three leading international panelists have also been invited to share their experiences. Taiwan was the first country to resume its baseball league, and managed to control the pandemic without suspending schools after the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, Taiwan has supported other countries by providing face masks, developed a pandemic information platform, and promoted digital technology to prevent the spread of COVID-19. By sharing success stories, the webinar will be an opportunity for youth around the globe to think about how to collaborate to implement pandemic prevention measures during the coronavirus crisis.
The second webinar will be held on Nov. 27th. Representatives of global youth organizations, including the European Youth Forum, World Youth Alliance and One Young World, have been invited to participate. Moreover, during the webinar, participants will together discuss and vote for the subtopics of next year’s Global Youth Trends Forum. The YDA will collect their opinions and organize them into specific issues.
These two webinars will be livestreamed on Nov. 13th 1:00-2:00 pm and Nov. 27th 4:00-5:00 pm Taiwan time (UTC+8). Register on the official website (http://2020gytf.kahap.com) now, and you will have chance to interact with professionals from around the world. For detailed information, please follow the Global Youth Trends Forum’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/globalyouthtrendsforum/).