Reimaging the Future of Work

Reimaging the Future of Work: Intergenerational Dialogues on Youth’s Aspirations and Dreams Beyond Covid-19

February 2022
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ABSTRACT

This article unpacks the experience of using an Appreciative Inquiry approach to gain an understanding of priorities and challenges related to youth economic empowerment in the ‘new normal’ impacted by coronavirus, and to establish a diverse network willing to work together to create change. Organized jointly by the Asian Development Bank through its youth initiative, Youth for Asia, the Asian Development Bank Institute and Plan International, young people aged 18–29 from across Asia and the Pacific took part in a six-week process during the Asia Pacific Youth Symposium in August and September 2020.

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Author: Adam Sharpe

Adam is a futurist and meaningful youth engagement specialist. He is the founder of youth futures think tank Futurely, a co-founder of online futures learning platform Metafuture School, and consults for multinational organisations including the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank.

Contact: adam@futurely.online

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Author: Jose Enrique Corpus

Jose Enrique (Iking) is a passionate development consultant with significant research and policy experience focused on improving learning and employment outcomes of vulnerable youth. Currently, he is a master’s candidate in Global Human Development at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

Contact: jrc344@georgetown.edu

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