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2ND WORLD ASIAN AFRICAN YOUTH GOVERNMENT CONGRESS
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2ND WORLD ASIAN AFRICAN YOUTH GOVERNMENT CONGRESS

[Fully Funded]16-19 December 2021 || Bandung, IndonesiaDeadline: 22 November 2021We kindly invite, International students, scholars and researchers from any relevant disciplines to submit your Essay to be discussed at the Panel Sessions. The theme of this year is “Asian African Youth Collaboration Against COVID-19 & beyond”.The Conference Features Research Addressing the Following Topics:Navigating Through Global Crisis by Advancing Collective Youth Action and Global LeadershipFostering Economic Recovery Through Youth Entrepreneurial InnovationEngaging Youth in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action to Attain World PeaceParticipants need to register, write the Essay and upload it to https://aayg.org/registration/ by November 22Important Dates:Call for essay (...
ASEAN-KOREA ACADEMIC ESSAY CONTEST 2021
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ASEAN-KOREA ACADEMIC ESSAY CONTEST 2021

Deadline: 14 November 2021Grand Prize: KRW 2.500.000Despite the prolonged pandemic, ASEAN and Korea have expanded their partnership through Korea’s New Southern Policy (NSP) and NSP Plus Strategy. Korea has contributed to COVID-19 ASEAN Response Fund and has aligned its policies with ASEAN’s major initiatives such as the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework. The two sides are strengthening their partnership to overcome the economic difficulties caused by COVID-19 and achieve shared prosperity. Furthermore, in commemoration of the 2021 Mekong-ROK Exchange Year, Korea has also been expanding its partnership with the Mekong sub-region.THEME1. The Role of Youth in Promoting Mutual Understanding between ASEAN and Korea towards a sustainable and future-oriented ASEAN-Korea Par...
Heeding to Multilateralism and International Law Can Be Redemptive During COVID-19 Dilemma
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Heeding to Multilateralism and International Law Can Be Redemptive During COVID-19 Dilemma

By Adib BazgirThe COVID-19 pandemic should be considered as a phenomenon that will damage countries in the international interdependence context. Simultaneously, the structure of the international system has placed a responsibility on China and international organizations and other countries to combat this transnational threat. In addition to controlling the issue at the national level, China seeks to pursue its foreign policy by taking a decisive approach that has been used from the start of the Xi Jinping administration to get achievements and move away from a peaceful and soothed politics. The country intends to transform its international image from a security and order-disrupting actor to an economic-security actor and a protestor to the existing international order, but ...
13 Positive Sides of COVID-19
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13 Positive Sides of COVID-19

By Prem LamichhaneIn the time when we are witnessing the extreme opposing sides of the COVID-19 pandemic globally, there are positive sides too. There are not only threats but also opportunities. So, here are 13 positive sides of the COVID-19 pandemic: Reliably more time:Today, people spend more time on social gatherings and entertainment such as going to the theater, cinema, restaurant, bar, sports club, gym, music, festivals, concerts, celebrations, etc. Suddenly, all of those events are canceled or forbidden, giving us significant amounts of extra time. Although this doesn’t apply to the healthcare sector and other crucial sectors, it applies to many industries. Instead of wasting time, the opportunity is to spend this time on other things, not just during the ...
Taking Part in Education Community During Pandemic
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Taking Part in Education Community During Pandemic

By Safira HasnaI joined a volunteer program in an education community called Gerakan Suka Baca in Depok, Indonesia, founded in 2016 to improve literacy awareness, especially among children. Gerakan Suka Baca (GSB) has two main focuses: 1) to teach elementary school children who are tissues, sellers, and buskers, in the street of the Depok area. 2) to open a reading booth at Depok city park to improve literacy awareness by reading books aloud and making crafts or coloring book for children visiting the park. GSB also regularly holds discussion forums in collaboration with other communities, usually to discuss books or films.  Another program commonly held is educational tours such as taking the children to museums or other educational places as a form of appreciation for t...
A Volunteering Doctor for COVID-19 In A District Hospital In Indonesia
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A Volunteering Doctor for COVID-19 In A District Hospital In Indonesia

By Andi NugrahaAs a doctor, I feel blessed to have an opportunity to take my specialization in Internal Medicine at Airlangga University, Indonesia (UNAIR). Our District Hospital, dr. Soetomo Hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in our country and a referral center of East Indonesia. For your information, Indonesia has only three referral centers for East Indonesia, Central Indonesia, and West Indonesia. I have known this all along and actually, and I made my decision based on that fact. In my first years, I was thrilled with the variety of conditions that my patients have. I learned a lot about how to treat my patients wholly, not only from the physical diseases but other aspects such as mental health (for patients with severe conditions) and social issues for pa...
An Empathy Could Heal the World
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An Empathy Could Heal the World

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”—Fred RogersBy Apsara ChhetriAbout 30,000 years ago, humans were unremarkable, medium-sized mammals not particularly strong or fast, lacking sharp teeth, claws, and wings. We weren’t even the only smart ape; five other large-brained species shared the planet with us but humanity did have something that set us apart from each other. More than any other species, sapiens worked together cooperatively which helped us become the mammal who quickly took over the planet.Our collaborative characteristics are rooted in empathy: the capacity to shar...
Get Lost in Taiwan – Experiencing the Vibe of an Exchange Program During the Pandemic
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Get Lost in Taiwan – Experiencing the Vibe of an Exchange Program During the Pandemic

(Picture Credit: Danny Tillotson/Charlie On Travel)By Nanda Blestri JasumaThe world in 2020 will never be the same as it was, and so does education. It may sound insane when you know that you have to go abroad while the situation is getting worse due to the Covid-19. I was fully in doubt when I had to leave Indonesia to fulfill my student exchange program in Taiwan in late February. Imagine being in the place which was only about 100 miles away from Wuhan, the first place where the pandemic took place. It made me nervous. I was wondering all the time whether I was going to go to a worse place. However, the clock is ticking, no matter how hard it takes, our responsibility has to be done properly.Surprisingly, all my worries had disappeared by the time I arrived in Taiwan. T...
What Indonesia Could Learn from Thailand during the COVID-19 Crisis: An Untold Success Story
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What Indonesia Could Learn from Thailand during the COVID-19 Crisis: An Untold Success Story

By Muhammad Maulana IberahimWhile South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam have been praised by many due to their governments’ responsive action in handling the spread of COVID-19 (Breen, 2020; Chau, Gregorio, & Nixon, 2020; Gan & Lendon, 2020), the mainstream media has paid relatively little attention to what the Thai government has done.In May 2020, South Korea, as one of the successful countries in dealing with this pandemic, has expressed appreciation toward Thailand through its Ambassador f the Thai government’s effectiveness in coping with the outbreak and flattening the curve (Wangsri, 2020).In Indonesia, in contrast, Achmad Yurianto, the spokesperson for COVID-19-related issues, has been awarded Public Relations of the Year by Indonesia Corporate Branding PR Aw...
Coronavirus, Agriculture and Possibility Post-crisis Global Hunger
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Coronavirus, Agriculture and Possibility Post-crisis Global Hunger

By Sujan GautamChairperson NAFSCOL Krishiban Pvt Ltd.Graduate, Agricultural ScienceThe novel corona virus (COVID-19) has created a massive impact on the wholesome economy of the world.Several countries around the globe are either under lockdown or stay at home order.There is a large disturbance in the supply chain including the agricultural supply chain.While these restrictions are very necessary to break the chain of spreading Coronavirus, they often interfere in the market chains and the trade of the agricultural products which have a significant impact on the livelihood, food and nutrition of the population around the globe.Nepal is also facing similar circumstances as the rest of the world. Being a poor economy country in South Asia, Nepal has been facing ...