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Fifth East Asian Seas Youth Forum seeks to find young ocean leaders

The younger generation are called to play a critical part in the global efforts to save the oceans.

To be specific, the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2018 Secretariat is now calling for youth applicants to join the Fifth EAS Youth Forum (YF5) to be held at the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo, Philippines, on November 27 to 30, 2018.

Launched at the EAS Congress 2006, and now entering its fifth session, the YF5 is a key event of the EAS Congress, serving as a platform for young leaders in the region to get involved in coastal and ocean sustainability.

Over the past decade, EAS Youth Forums have engaged and enabled over 200 youth, strengthening their capacity to deliver solutions for sustainable development of coasts and oceans in East Asia.

The event offers youth an opportunity to develop their skills and grow as ocean professionals, young leaders, and future integrated coastal management (ICM) practitioners.

Apart from peer-to-peer learning discussions, team building activities and creative workshops, YF5 will launch the EAS Youth Programme that will provide a more sustainable platform for youth engagement on coastal and ocean development efforts in the region.

Young leaders will also have opportunity to interact and engage, not only with each other, but with global leaders and professionals in coastal and ocean management.

EAS YF5 is open to youth from countries of the East Asian region: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, PR China, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, RO Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam.

Applicants should be 18 to 25 years of age, a university or graduate student, young professional or active member of a youth organization or institution working in the field of sustainable development.


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