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Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum


AusNow Youth Forum





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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in partnership with Asia Education Foundation is pleased to host the Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum as part of the Australian Government’s initiative, Australia now ASEAN 2019.



Through the theme of 'Digital Connectivity', this Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum is designed for secondary school students to deepen their understanding of our digitally connected world through an intercultural context. 

Bringing students together from across the country, this engaging learning experience will explore opportunities and challenges presented by digital trade, digital infrastructure, and digital innovation for ASEAN member states and Australia.  

As part of this interactive youth forum, Australian students will link via video with their delegate counterparts in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand to discuss these issues. This Forum provides young people with intercultural learning that helps them to navigate global diversity and negotiate their agency in communities within Australia and our region.



Who

Year 9-11 students from Australia 
interacting with students
from Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore

When

Wednesday 20 November
9.00am - 3.00pm

Presenters

2016 AEF Autumn School

Sydney/Melbourne

  • Dr Kathleen Turner, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute
  • Mr Mohamad Abdalla, Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University
  • Dr Indigo Willing OAM, Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
  • Mr Aaron Seeto, Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and previously Director of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in NSW
  • Mr Keith Shangare, Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland

Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks

Learning Outcomes

As a result of their participation students:  

  • deepen their knowledge and understanding of the countries of Southeast Asia and Australia’s relationship with the region;  

  • realise the benefits and challenges of regional dialogue, intergovernmental cooperation and conflict resolution;  

  • deepen their understanding of regional issues; and  

  • develop their general capabilities, including their intercultural understanding, personal and social capability, and creative and critical thinking skills.  


Keynote


Dr Brian Adams

Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University



Panel


Dr Kathleen Turner

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute


Mr Mohamad Abdalla

Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University and the Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (QLD Node)


Mr Aaron Seeto

Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and previously Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art NSW


Mr Keith Shangare

Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland


Presentation


Dr Indigo Willing OAM

Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research


Workshop


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding




Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks

Program Partner

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Australia now ASEAN 2019 builds on the deep and long-standing ties between Australia and ASEAN member countries. This year’s program will focus on engaging and celebrating the vitality, diversity and capability of youth across Southeast Asia.  

Australia now will engage youth through an exciting and dynamic program.  Highlights include culinary showcases, film festivals, youth forums on smart cities, connectivity and issues of regional significance.  

To find out more about the program, visit the Australia now ASEAN 2019 website.



The Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum is funded by the Australian Government and implemented by the Asia Education Foundation at the University of Melbourne. 

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