10/31/19

2019 Global Youth Trends Forum in Taiwan— Create a New Future with the Youths from Five Continents

Youth POP Make The World Rock! 2019 Global Youth Trends Forum in Taiwan— Create a New Future with the Youths from Five Continents

With a purpose to invite youths from all over the world to discuss international trends and issues, the Youth Development Administration of the Ministry of Education holds the Global Youth Trends Forum every year. This year, the event will be held from 9 to 10 November. A total of 350 youths aged 18 to 35 from 26 countries on five continents are invited to participate in the gathering and exchanges. Through brainstorming sessions, the youths demonstrate their creative thinking and create specific and feasible action plans for the future.

This year, the main topics of the forum focus on Educational Creativity, Regional Revitalization, and Smart Living to help youths understand the connotation and future development trends of important public issues. Audrey Tang, Digital Minister at Public Digital Innovation Space (PDIS) in the Executive Yuan of Taiwan government, is invited to host a special panel discussion to show the effectiveness of Taiwan government in promoting relevant issues, as well as to create a digital dialogue with youths in a form of no distance and no border through the Facebook live stream and the Slido online platform.

In addition, three other special panelists, Toshiki Abe, Chebet Lesan, and Justin Yu, from Taiwan and overseas are also invited to share their journeys and valuable practical experiences of promoting youth affairs with the youths. Toshiki Abe is the founder of Ridilover, a well-known Japanese company focusing on social issues; he was honored “Top 30 under 30 Asia” by Forbes when he was only 29. Chebet Lesan is the founder of Brightgreen Renewable Energy, a Kenya smart environmental energy company. She was invited by Clean Cookstoves, a United Nations Foundation-hosted initiative, to give a speech in New York; and was also one of the only three Kenyans that won Queen’s Young Leader Awards for her personal achievements have been recognized by the Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Last but not least, Justin Yu, co-founder of Plan b. This Taiwan-based consulting and planning company provides its world-wide clients with feasible solutions using sustainable development as a strategic tool. Plan b has also transformed the open space idle in cities, attempting to create the largest new office space “CIT (Center for Innovation Taipei) " in Taiwan. Mr. Yu and his team were invited to share their incredible achievements at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in July this year.

In addition to inviting these three influential people to share their experiences through a dialogue with the participating youths from Taiwan and overseas, this year’s forum also has three main topics that respectively correspond to the Sustainable Development Goals of SDGs. The first is Educational Creativity (corresponding to SDG 4: Quality Education), which is to respond to the new education ideas that have been intrigued around the world by the change of education concept, hoping to promote the public’s cognition and action on this issue and further enhance the social attention to education through the youths’ exchange on educational creativity. The second is Regional Revitalization (corresponding to SDG 11: Sustainable Cities), which is to respond to the issues of regional population reduction, aging population and declining birth rate, overpopulation in big cities, and the imbalance of urban and rural development, hoping to improve the global regional balance and pass on local characteristics through the exchange of regional revitalization cases. The third is Smart Living (corresponding to SDG 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure). In view of the development of communication software and hardware technology and application services, people’s demands for smart living have been met in a way of continuous innovation. It is hoped to further promote the popularization of smart living and optimize the life quality of all human beings through smart living cases in various countries and the idea exchange.

Focusing on the above topics, the youth delegations from participating countries will share the current situation and problems of their own countries. These 350 youths from Taiwan and overseas will further propose original action plans after the discussions with each other in the hope of sparking ideas through international exchanges.

Whether you want to explore a diversity of issues, seek inspiration and ideological sparks, or expand your global vision, or connect with the international community, please pay close attention and do not miss the annual youth forum! Every youth is welcome to turn in to our Facebook live stream on time at 10:30 a.m. on November 9  and join the keynote speech and communication on the Slido online platform. from 11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. For more and detailed information, please visit the official website of the forum (https://iyouth.youthhub.tw/2019ypp/tw/index/index.html).

2019全球青年趨勢論壇—與五大洲青年撼動世界、迸出新未來!

Youth POP Make The World Rock! 2019全球青年趨勢論壇—與五大洲青年撼動世界、迸出新未來!
發佈單位:青年署 聯絡人:楊禮薇    電話: 02-7736-5530 電子信箱:oooholivia@mail.yda.gov.tw
為了把全球青年帶進臺灣,探討國際發展趨勢及議題,教育部青年發展署每年舉辦「全球青年趨勢論壇」,今年活動定於11月9日至10日辦理,邀集全球五大洲、26個國家的350名18至35歲青年共聚交流,透過激盪思辨,展現創意思維,一起為未來創造具體可行的行動方案。
今年論壇主軸議題分別聚焦「教育創新」、「地方創生」、「智慧生活」,為協助青年瞭解現今重要的公共議題內涵及未來發展動向,活動特別邀請行政院政務委員唐鳳主持專題座談,展現臺灣推動相關議題成效,並透過現場直播及Slido線上對談,以無距離、無國界的形式打造數位對話,另外還有來自國內外3位與談人和大家暢談推動青年事務的心路歷程與寶貴的實務經驗。
3位與談人分別是29歲時即獲富比士(Forbes)評比為亞洲30位30歲以下領袖(30 under 30)的日本知名社會企業Ridilover創辦人安部敏樹;曾受聯合國Clean Cookstoves組織邀請至紐約演講,個人成就也得到英國女王伊麗莎白二世認可,成為獲得女王青年領袖獎三位肯亞人之一的肯亞智慧環保能源公司Brightgreen Renewable Energy創辦人Chebet Lesan,以及提供世界各地以「永續發展」作為工具的解決方案,更改造城市閒置的開放空間,創築臺灣最大的新型態辦公空間「CIT(臺北創新中心Center for Innovation Taipei)」,更在今年7月應邀到聯合國永續發展大會專題分享的臺灣顧問企劃公司Plan b共同創辦人游適任。
除了邀請3位重量級人物蒞臨論壇並與國內外青年展開對話交流,另外,本年論壇主軸議題也分別對應SDGs永續發展目標,如「教育創新(對應:教育品質)」係因應教育觀念的轉變,在全球各地掀起新興的教育理念,期望透過青年們對教育創新的交流,促進對於此議題的認知和作為,進而提升社會對教育重視度;「地方創生(對應:永續城市)」則是面對區域人口減少、高齡少子化、人口過度集中大都市,以及城鄉發展失衡等問題,期望藉由不同的地方再造案例交流,提升全球區域的平衡,並讓地方特色得以流傳;「智慧生活(對應:工業、創新基礎建設)」鑒於資通訊軟硬體技術及應用服務發展,以持續創新的方式創造滿足人們對智慧生活的需求,透過各國對智慧生活的案例與發想交流,進一步促成智慧生活普及並優化全人類的生活品質。
與會各國青年代表團將針對上述議題分享自身國家推動現況和當前面臨的問題,並藉由與現場國內外350位青年共同討論,進一步提出獨創的行動策略,期透過國際交流碰撞出思想的火花。
無論你是想深入探討多元議題、尋求靈感與思想上的火花,還是想拓展世界觀、與國際接軌,把握機會關注一年一次的青年高峰會,千萬不要錯過!歡迎青年於11月9日臺灣時間上午10時30分準時關注本活動直播(詳見QR code),並於臺灣時間上午11時至12時20分進行專題座談及Slido線上交流,詳情請至活動網站(https://iyouth.youthhub.tw/2019ypp/tw/index/index.html)瞭解更多。

Taiwan- Oklahoma Relationship further strengthens through Educational Exchanges

Director Andrea Yang of Education Division of TECO in Houston introduced Learning Mandarin in Taiwan and Scholarship Programs to Superintendent Joy Hofmeister of Public Instruction of Oklahoma State and Director Cathleen Skinner of World Languages Division.

To enhance the educational relationship between Oklahoma State and Taiwan, Director Yang of the Education Division of TECO in Houston visited Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Cathleen Skinner, Director of World Languages Division to discuss inviting Huayu teachers to teach in Oklahoma and collaborating on student exchanges in elementary and junior high schools. “We are promoting second language programs to enhance international competitiveness of the students.” said Director Skinner. “According to our statistics, there are 1,003 students learning Huayu in elementary and junior high school. We would love to invite experienced Huayu teachers to teach in Oklahoma”
Director Yang also visited Randy Kluver, Dean of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships at Oklahoma State University, which is sister school of eleven Taiwan universities. Dean Kluver plans to visit Taiwan in 2020 to build up better relations and collaborate on educational programs with these schools. Director Yang will assist with arranging the schedule and inviting the President of Oklahoma State University to visit Taiwan.
Sister Cities International OKC hosted the 2019 Taipei-Tainan and Oklahoma City Sister Cities Asian Cultural Celebration and welcomed TECO Representatives at the Oklahoma Governor’s house. “This is the first time that we held this event to celebrate our relationships and introduce Taiwan culture. And this is the first event we held with over a hundred guests to attend. We hope Taiwan Day will be one of our regular events.” said Mary Pointer, President of Sister Cities International OKC.
The Mayor of Oklahoma City, David Holt, attended with his two sons who wore Taiwanese aboriginal clothing for the occasion. “Taiwan and Oklahoma City work together closely, not only is Taipei our first sister city, but also there are two Taiwan cities in our seven Sister Cities.” said Mayor Holt. “I appreciate TECO in Houston coordinating with the overseas community to participate in local activities to present the diverse culture of Oklahoma City. I would love to visit Taiwan in the near future.”