back in September, my university nominated me to be part of an exciting project organised by Prof Dr Christian Scholz and his team from the University of Saarland.
Prof Scholz and his team have been working on a proposal titled Generation Z around the world, in which they have been seeking to understand the implications of the particular demographic characteristics of this generation to society in general, and to various stakeholders in particular. What is especially intriguing in their approach is that they are exploring these issues through regional lenses; specifically through the facilitation of regional workshops in (say) Africa and the Americas. The European workshop has just been concluded and the Asia-Pacific workshop will be held in Bangkok on the 18th and 19th of January.
the Bangkok event will be hosted by the International College of the National Institute of Development Administration (ICO NIDA). my fellow participants will be Wendy Farrell (Assumption University of Thailand), Tipnuch Phungsoonthorn (Thailand), Carola Hommerich (Japan), Shishir Patil (India), Muhammad Irfan Agia (Indonesia), Adilla Anggraeni (Binus University, Indonesia) and Zahrotur Rusyda Hinduan (Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia), Qiao Xuan, He Jiawei, Yu Shuwei and Xiao Jianhua (China), and Saif-Ur-Rahman (Bangladesh).
i thank God for the opportunity to be part of this project and look forward to meeting my fellow participants next month :-) i would like to take this opportunity to thank Gabriel Chia, Song Bing Heng, Matthew Kho and Richard Lee for the key role they have played in shaping the presentation and chapter!