As an official side event of the 6th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6) in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly at APUF-6 (nickname “APUFY”) provides a regional platform for Asia-Pacific’s youth to articulate urban issues and solutions impacting their lives and communities.
As the first gathering of diverse organizations and groups representing youth in discussions of urban agenda at the regional level, APUFY offers a step towards strengthening constructive partnership with youth as key stakeholder in issues facing Asia-Pacific cities.
APUFY seeks to achieve the following objectives:
- To articulate priority issues and strategies for further strengthening youth participation in governance in Asia-Pacific cities
- To facilitate capacity building based on a variety of successful youth leadership models and youth-led solutions for sustainable and inclusive urban development
- To demonstrate youth’s ability and knowledge by having a high degree of volunteer-led design, management, and participation in a diverse and innovative set of activities
- To strengthen voices of Asia-Pacific youth in regional and global urban policy dialogues by linkages with APUF-6 and the Habitat-III process, including inputs to UN MGCY-Habitat III, and beyond APUFY will offer a highly interactive and diverse programme, including two plenary sessions, 12 thematic parallel sessions, skills workshops and optional activities, cultural evenings, and dialogues on urban policies.
Please note, applications for APUFY international participants closes on Wednesday, September 30 at 11:59pm UTC/GMT time.
Selection process for Indonesia citizens may be subject to a different schedule. 300 participants will be selected in total.