Asia 21-Philippines Young Leaders Forum 2011
The Asia Society is the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of the United States and Asia. We seek to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of arts and culture, policy and business, and education.
As part of its effort to build relationships among leaders across the Asia-Pacific region, the Asia Society has organized the Asia 21-Philippines Young Leaders Initiative on its sixth year. The Initiative has a goal to build a community of young, dynamic Filipino leaders from a cross section of our society. Nominated and selected yearly by a Board of Advisors, these eight to ten young leaders from various sectors – business, politics, civil society, military, government, media, arts & culture, and the academe – join a larger community selected from the Asia Pacific Region, under a program called the Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative. Asia 21 gathers about 220 young leaders from the Asia-Pacific to meet, educate, and inspire each other; collaborate and share ideas on public service and other meaningful initiatives, and build relationships of trust and understanding, that will guide the peaceful and optimal unfolding of this Asia Pacific century.
Over the corner of 10 years, from 2006 to 2015, the Philippines 21 Young Leaders Initiative aims to identify 100 of the country’s top young leaders between the ages of 25 and 40 to represent the country to the annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit. This year’s Summit will be held in New Delhi, India sometime in November.