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Supporting Youth Voices: Inter-Regional Knowledge Sharing Series on the 2007 World Development Report

Seminar 1: April 19, 2007
Begins:   Apr 19, 2007 
Ends:   Apr 19, 2007 

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Global Development Learning Network
East Asia and Pacific Region

Supporting Youth Voices
April 19, 2007 (Asia Time)

 Seminar One of a Two-Part Series
Brochure (148kb ppt) Running Order (65kb pdf)


A distance learning seminar organized by the World Bank and the Vietnam Development Information Center in cooperation with the following World Bank Offices and GDLN affiliates:


BulletHomeLACVietnam Development Information CenterBulletHomeLACWB Office Lao PDR
BulletHomeLAC Tokyo Development Learning CenterBulletHomeLACWB Office Cambodia
BulletHomeLACWB Office ThailandBulletHomeLACMongolia Development Learning Center
BulletHomeLACU.S.A. (Washington D.C.) GDLN StudiosBulletHomeLACWB Office Singapore
BulletHomeLACWB Office IndonesiaBulletHomeLACPapua New Guinea Development Learning Center

Many young people in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have become interested and actively engaged in the world development process, and some are continuously making efforts to have their voices heard when policies are considered that affect them. The objectives of this seminar is to support those efforts.

This seminar will bring together youth leaders, Bank staff, and policy-makers from the region, to discuss development programs initiated by youth. The seminar will also explore the potential for increasing youth participation in the decision-making process at national levels. 

The focus of this seminar is in line with the key message of the World Development Report 2007: Development and the Next Generation, which emphasizes youth as partners in the development agenda. By acknowledging the efforts of youth and their potential as effective partners, this seminar should serve as first step toward the creation of a more permanent dialogue between youth, the Bank, and national policy-makers on issues of mutual concern relating to international development.

For further information, visit:
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This seminar is the first of two that will be implemented. Supported by the key writers of the World Development Report and the Bank's youth focal points in each participating country, the seminar will  include presentations by selected youth who have had the opportunity to work in development projects or participate in organizations with strong involvement in  their respective country's development agenda. The seminar will seek to stimulate discussion and dialogue among the participants with the goal of finding ways for youth to become more engaged in development issues. World Bank specialists will also participate.

Seminar two (scheduled for June 2007) will focus on increasing youth participation in the decision-making process at the national level, inviting key policy-makers to the session.

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Moderator: Nina Bhatt, Social Development Specialist, Social Development Sector, World Bank

Key Note Speaker: Emmanuel Y. Jimenez, Director, World Development Report 2007 and Director, Human Development (Education, Health, Nutrition and Population), East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

Youth Presenters:

  • Presentation 1 (950kb pdf):  Chalongkwan Tavarayuth, Representative of the Youth, Development, and Peace Network Steering Committee, Thailand.

    See also:
    Data icon Thai Youth Leader Urges Peers to Speak Up (feature story)
    Data icon Youth Engagement Program in Thailand (website)
  • Presentation 2 (205kb pdf):  Chanthalangsy Sysouvanh, PADATC Team Building Trainer, Member of Youth Council, Lao PDR.
  • Presentation 3 (119kb pdf):  Tsutomu Yasui, Member of the Executive Board of YDPJN (Youth, Development & Peace Japan Network), Japan.
  • Presentation 4 (715 kb pdf):  Anarbold Odonkhuu, Coordinator of youth self organized network, Mongolian National Authority for Children, Mongolia.

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 Locations, Local Times, and Contacts

World Bank Office, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, April 19
Tinnakorn Sareenun. Email: 

Hanoi, Development Information Center, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, April 19
Mai Thi Hong Bo. Email:; Nuong Dieu Nguyen. Email:

Jakarta, World Bank Office, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, April 19
Wiwiek Sonda. Email:

Phnom Penh
,  World Bank Office, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, April 19
Bou Saroeun.

Port Moresby
, Development Learning Center, 13:00 Pm - 15:30 Pm April 19
Dwain Brian Tomavoko. Email:

, World Bank Office, 11:00 AM - 13:30 PM, April 19
May Ann Lim. Email: 

Development Learning Center, 12:00 PM - 14:30 PM, April 19
Mika Iwasaki. Email:

, World Bank Office, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, April 19
Viengsamay Srithirath. Email:

, Development Learning Center, 11:00 AM - 13:30 PM, April 19
Sunjidmaa Jamba. Email:

Washington DC
, GDLN Studio, 11:00 PM, April 18 - 01:30 AM, April 19
Cesar Gordillo. Email:

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 Program Contacts
Sonya Woo, Knowledge Coordinator, East Asia & Pacific Vice Presidency

Bob McGough, Instructional Designer, World Bank

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