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Thursday, September 3 • 16:00 - 18:00
The Future of The Fight: Driving Youth Action and Social Movements to Beat Corruption

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The youth play a pivotal role in the fight against corruption. Not only does a significant part of the global population comprise of the youth, but they also tend to be involved in many different aspects of society, such as school and the workforce. This can result in a higher rate of susceptibility or exposure to bribery and corruption.

Simultaneously, history has shown that some of the world’s largest and most impactful social movements have been initiated by dynamic youth taking a stand against social grievances stemming from corruption matters. Youth participation in social movements can provide important and innovative insights, such as the appropriation of “new media” tools. These have played a significant role in effective and swift collective mobilisation by the youth, especially in more recent times, such as the Arab Spring. Many young people have the desire and capacity to transform the world and often develop powerful concepts and use sophisticated aesthetic forms to call out or identify systemic corruption.

This session will provide an open platform for the youth to share and shed light on their experiences, and how, based on their challenges and successes, youth action against corruption can transpire and expand across contexts. The panel speakers will discuss the following:

Understanding youth mobilisation, activism and social movements in different contexts; learning from the examples of Tunisia and Malaysia;

  1. Effective methods in demanding accountability from policy makers;

  2. Ensuring the sustainability of youth action and social movements;

  3. National, Regional and International solutions toward youth empowerment, social movements and creating a more conscious youth demographic in the fight against corruption.

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Emmanuel Sanyi

Founder and National President, The Duke Of Edinburgh's International Award Camero

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Nurul Izzah Anwar

MP of Lembah Pantai / Vice President, The Parliament Of Malaysia
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Soumaya Belaid

Programs Manager (Anti-corruption | Transparency | People Engagement), I Watch Organization
Soumaya is a Tunisian youth activist who comes from an English Literature educational background. Having a great passion to poetry, but a greater interest to the issues of corruption and lack of transparency, she devoted her career to fighting corruption and engaging people in the process. For 4 years, the young girl has been working with civil society organizations. In fact, Soumaya is one of the originals in I WATCH organization. She has been... Read More →

Jufitri Joha

Vice- President, Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement
Jufitri Joha is currently a Vice President of Malaysian Youth Council (MBM) and Vice President Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) in charging youth and intellectual development. He obtained LLB from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and Master of Arts in Community and Youth Work from Durham University, United Kingdom. Currently he is pursuing his PhD in Youth Studies at Institute for Social Science Studies (IPSAS) of... Read More →
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Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman

Part Time Lecturer, Independent
Syed Saddiq is a debate enthusiast and youth activist who is currently employed as the youngest part-time lecturer in IIUM. He’s a world record holder for being the highest scored Debater (ESL) in the history of the World Universities Debate Championship. He is the record holder of Asia & Malaysia after being ranked TOP 10 at the World Universities Debate Championship and breaking for three consecutive years outwitting more than 800... Read More →

Session Coordinators

Tze Chin Chak

Project Manager, Transparency International Malaysia

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Narayan Adhikari

South Asia Representative, Accountability Lab
Narayan Adhikari is an Accountability Entrepreneurs. He is the Lab’s South Asia Representative. He is one of the founding members and also serves as the South Asia Representative for the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network(GYAC). He has completed Atlas Corps Think Tank (LINKS) Fellow at United States. Narayan has also participated in the U.S. International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) and is a State Alumni. He has ompleted a Recently he... Read More →

Thursday September 3, 2015 16:00 - 18:00
Hall 9

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