AT-A-GLANCE

 
Project Name:   AUN and ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers Contest
Short Name :   -
Partner :   AUN Member Universities and universities from the Plus Three countries (China, Japan, Korea)
Objectives :   To provide a platform for ASEAN youth to express their concerns for the ASEAN and their perception of its future through academic and non-academic activities
Highlights :   A platform for talented youth of ASEAN and the Plus three countries in public speaking and academic presentations

ABOUT THE PROJECT
The AUN and ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers Contest was initiated to promote the youth of ASEAN+3 countries, the conscience, and to provide a platform where they can voice their concerns and opinions about East Asia Community building.

 

PROJECT INCEPTION
AUN and ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers Contest were previously organised separately. In light of the problems of implementing the two separate activities in a cost-effective and self-reliant manner, the 16th AUN-BOT Meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia, agreed to merge the Young Speakers Forum with the AUN Educational Forum into one activity with a new name – the “AUN Educational Forum and Young Speakers Contest”. In 2011, the forum had been transformed into the ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers Contest in which the students from the Plus Three countries (China, Japan, Korea) participated for the first time.

 

HIGHLIGHTED MILESTONES
The Forum covers two-weeks of activities, including both academic and non-academic programmes in which participants can involve themselves in the ASEAN context. The Forum, then, will cover four main activities namely; 

 

The speakers contest

- The workshop and presentation on ASEAN and/ or East Asian issues

- The special lectures and

- The cultural programme

 

RECENT DEVELOPMENT

The 15th AUN and 4th ASEAN+3 Educational Forum  and Young Speakers’ Contest was held on 19-24 January 2015 in Bangi at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia under the theme “Developing ASEAN+3 Economic Integrated Community: Issues on Gender Equality, Minority Groups, and Persons with Disabilities.” The programme features both academic and non-academic activities: 

1.   Young Speakers Contest

2.   Educational Forum

3.   Special Lectures

4.   Discussion and Workshops on ASEAN+3 related issues

5.   Excursion Programme

 

There were altogether 64 participants including students and faculties from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, People’s Republic of China, and Japan.

 

The awards for the Young Speakers’ Contest:

 

Winner:                                              

Mr. Timothy Sean Fang Junjie

National University of Singapore

 

1st Runner-up: 

Ms. Danielle Marie Cang              

De La Salle University

 

2nd Runner-up:                               

Mr. Muhammad Faiq Adi Pratomo

Universitas Gadjah Mada 

 

Viewers’ Choice Awards:

Mr. Muhammad Faiq Adi Pratomo

Universitas Gadjah Mada

 

Mr. Kanitin Tadpinit

Mahidol University

 

Runners-Up:     

Ms. Chen Nan

Beijing Foreign Studies University

 

Mr. Kanitin Tadpinit

Mahidol University

 

Mr. Sonya Heng      

Royal University of Phnom Penh

 

The awards for the Educational Forum:

 

The most outstanding delegate

Mr. Jason Cheong Kah Lok

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

 

The most outstanding policy paper

Ms. Muy Ngim Lim

Royal University of Phnom Penh

 

The most outstanding working group:

Mr. Mohammad Zaidul Anwar bin Haji Mohamad Kasim

Universiti Brunei Darussalam

 

Mr. Jiang Tao

Guizhou University

 

Ms. Mayu Kawasaki

Nagasaki University

 

Mr. Jason Cheong Kah Lok

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

 

Ms. San Htate Htar Linn 

Yangon University of Economics

 

Mr. Sean Raymond Chuaunsu Angsanto

De La Salle University

 

Ms. Ploypailin Sundarajumpaka

Mahidol University

 

Mr. Khoi Huynh Anh Nguyen

Can Tho University