Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Forum for young Asian leaders to explore ideas
HA NOI — Representatives from Asia will convene for the 11th Hitachi Young Leader Initiative (HYLI) in Ha Noi next January.
Delegates and 28 top students from Viet Nam, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand will discuss critical issues affecting the region.
Under the theme "The stage for Asia – an Asian perspective on managing sustainable development and economic integration," leading topics for debate will include energy, the environment and economic partnerships and integration.
Ngu Duy Anh, head of the Ministry of Education and Training's Student Affairs Department, said the forum would be a good opportunity for Vietnamese students to show off their talent.
Kiyoshi Kinugawa, chairman of Hitachi Asia, said HYLI alumni had made a great contribution to society.
The HYLI was launched in Singapore in 1996. Viet Nam, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand each select four students each year to attend the event. — VNS