Tuesday, December 1, 2009


"Selamat Datang" to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- the venue of One Asia Forum 2009. Kuala Lumpur, or known as "KL" is an area of 244 km sq (94 sq mi), with 2 million population. Kuala Lumpur has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One World Championship. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.


One Asia Forum is a platform for young people to sit and discuss the roles of social media in development. The aim is to inspire a generation of youth with strong understanding of the internet to contribute their social media exposure for positive development and a better future for the region.

It is also a forum for discussion on how social media can bring young people from across Asia to collaborate on new social and economics projects. It provides the opportunity for them to share their thoughts and projects with their peers from other Asian countries. At the end of the day, it is our hope that this One Asia Forum will spawn new initiatives that will take Asia to a greater height – if not now, in the near future!

The theme of One Asia Forum is "Youth and Social Media: Online Collaborations and the Future of Asia". One Asia Forum is comprised of lectures, discussions and "Youth Speak! workshops". It is a participant-centered programme and all participants are expected to take active roles during the Forum.

One Asia Forum is organized by Asian Youth Council, an NGO in consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Commission (ECOSOC), formed formed on the 14th of August 1972, to promote the solidarity and family spirit among young people in Asia as well as to strengthen national youth organizations in the region.

Asian Youth Council has organized regional-level youth programmes in Seoul, Korea (2008), Beijing, China (2007), Batam, Indonesia and Ulanbataar, Mongolia (2007) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2006).

One Asia Forum is hosted by Malaysian Youth Council (MYC), a national youth council for Malaysia, and organized with cooperation of and supported by Committee for Asean Youth Cooperation (CAYC) and the Institute for Minds Development (INMIND), Malaysia. It is supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.


One Asia Forum will be held at Swiss-Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur which is located in the bustling Bukit Bintang area, from the 8th - 10th of December, 2009. All participants are expected to arrive at the hotel before 5 pm on the 8th of December.

All participants will travel to Melaka on 11th of December to take part in World Assembly of Youth 60th Anniversary Celebration. Programmes end on the 13th of December, with participants taking back nice memories to their countries!


Day 1 : 8th of December, 2009
Arrival of participants - Welcome to Malaysia!

08.00 pm - Welcoming dinner / Welcoming speeches / Cultural performances by National Art Culture and Heritage Academy (ASWARA)

Day 2 : 9th of December, 2009

Dress code : Formal

07.00 am - Breakfast

08.30 am - Knowledge Sharing I

"ICT4D - Information and Communications Technology for Development in Malaysia"

09.30 am - Knowledge Sharing II

"Social Media: New ways for Business Network and Collaboration"
Dr Jakarin Srimoon
Executive Director of the SEA-LAC Trade Center
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand

"Social Marketing Using Social Media"
Mr Fauzi Shafie
Faculty of Management
Multimedia University

"Social Media Applications"
Mr Reza Razali
Managing Director
Terato Tech Sdn Bhd

11.00 am - Coffee break

11.30 am - Opening Ceremony

Guest of honour:

Honourable Dr Puad Zakashi
Deputy Minister of Education

12.30 pm - Lunch

02.00 pm - Knowledge Sharing III

"Emerging Trends in Social Media"
Ms Hazel Hassan Hisham
Marketing and Communications Manager, Asia Pacific region
F-Secure Corporation

"Improving Social Linkages: Use and Implementation of Wikis for Multimedia Sharing"
Dr Booby D Gerardo
Director, Planning and Development
West Visayas State University
La Paz, Iloilo City, Philippines

"Social Media in Europe: Collaboration, Cooperation and Participation"
Karsten Wenzlaff
Social Media Manager
Member, International Youth Parliament (2001 - 2002)

"Rural Youth and Social Media: Engaging Rural Youth to Build Digital Generation"
Md Roshidul Hasan
PhD Candidate / President, UPM International Student Asssociation

04.30 pm - Knowledge Sharing IV

"Let's Connect and Build One Asia!"
Dato' Fuad Hassan
Director General, Special Affairs Department
Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture

08.00 pm - Free and Easy - Explore Kuala Lumpur on your own!

08.15 pm - Three selected participants will appear on "live talk show" of Malaysian satellite television, Astro Awani, hosted by Suhaimi Sulaiman

Day 3 : 10th of December, 2009

Dress code : Smart casual

07.00 am - Breakfast

08.30 am - Youth Speak! (1)

10.30 am - Youth Speak! (2)

12.30 pm - Lunch

02.00 pm - Youth Speak! (3)

03.30 pm - Youth Speak! (4)

08.00 pm - Closing ceremony / Country performances by participants


Youth Speak! is a participant-centered workshop. It will be moderated by Prof Dr Turiman Suandi of Professional Development and Continuing Education Department, Faculty of Education, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

Prof. Dr. Turiman Suandi obtained his doctoral degree in 1991 in Extension Education and Youth Development from the Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. He has been involved in research and consultancy works, both nationally and internationally in the area of extension education, human resource development, youth development and volunteerism. He has also been involved in advisory and community services, both national and internationally, in the areas of leadership, motivation, administration and volunteerism.

Day 4 - 11th of December 2009

07.00 am - Breakfast / Departure to the historic city of Melaka

11.00 am - Check-in / Lunch

01.00 pm - Melaka City Tour
Day 5 - 12th of December, 2009

07.00 am - Breakfast

09.00 am - World Assembly of Youth's Run

10.00 am - World Assembly of Youth Headquarters Opening Ceremony

11.00 am - Tree planting

12.00 pm - Lunch

02.30 pm - Bowling

08.00 pm - World Assembly of Youth's 60th Anniversary Celebration

Day 6 - 13th of December, 2009

*** The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Registration is already closed. A total of about 100 participants, representing 23 countries in Asia have already been selected.

For more information, please email asianyouthcouncil [at] yahoo [dot] com.


Welcome to Malaysia! You will arrive via Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Low Cost Carrier Terminal - KLIA.

You will stay at this hotel when you arrive in Kuala Lumpur on the 8th of December : Swiss-Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

You will check-out on the 11th of December and depart to Melaka. You will stay at this hotel in Melaka : Puteri Resort, Melaka

Three participants will be selected to appear on "live" talk-show of Malaysian satellite television : Astro Awani

Malaysian Youth Council is hosting your stay in Malaysia.

Melaka State Government and World Assembly of Youth are hosting your stay in Melaka.

If you want to find put more about Malaysia, please go here : Tourism Malaysia

Do you need visa to enter Malaysia? Please consult Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia

Finally, thanks to Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia for supporting One Asia Forum!

Friday, November 6, 2009


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