Asia & Oceania

In this region where countries with already huge youth contingents are experiencing massive population growth, we offer solutions for turning the youth bulge into a demographic dividend. Beginning more than two decades ago, we’ve empowered young people here with the information, skills, and mentoring to succeed as employees and as entrepreneurs. Working with international partners, we’ve developed initiatives that offer youth market-relevant training to help them win jobs and close the skills gap. As part of our commitment to our global partner network, we support local organizations through workshops, tailored curricula, and mentoring that build their capacity to serve youth.

Australia

5

Initiatives

Creative and motivated young social entrepreneurs from Australia have joined youth from more than 80 countries as YouthActionNet® Laureate Global Fellows.

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China

8

Initiatives

Included in our Youth Wellbeing Index, this vast, rapidly growing nation offers the world a unique reminder of the promise and potential of young people. 

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India

13

Initiatives

We’re firm believers that the world’s growing youth population represents a demographic dividend, and, as the Global Youth Wellbeing Index confirms, the young people of India have enormous untapped potential. 

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Indonesia

8

Initiatives

Indonesian youth have talent and drive, but most face huge challenges as they try to enter the workforce. 

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Kazakhstan

2

Initiatives

Partnered with Chevron, we’re working in western Kazakhstan to connect youth with meaningful personal and professional development opportunities.

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Kyrgyz Republic

5

Initiatives

In response to the Kyrgyz Republic’s history of political and economic instability, we’ve proposed a holistic approach to youth development in the country. 

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Pakistan

5

Initiatives

Here in Pakistan we’ve forged partnerships, built alliances, conducted original research, and fostered innovation. 

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Philippines

10

Initiatives

We started working in the Philippines more than a decade ago.

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Singapore

4

Initiatives

To spur innovation in Singapore, we’re empowering the country’s youth to become entrepreneurs. 

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South Korea

6

Initiatives

While South Korea ranks third among the countries examined in our Global Youth Wellbeing Index with CSIS and Hilton Worldwide, the country, industry, and young people confront a significant skills mismatch. 

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Sri Lanka

3

Initiatives

In this part of South Asia, as we’re committed to doing around the world, we’ve promoted long-term growth by improving young people’s health and job readiness as well as the ability of local government and NGOs to support them. 

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Thailand

3

Initiatives

In Thailand we’ve supported youth at risk and those affected by the devastating 2004 tsunami as they’ve built new lives with more opportunities. 

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