World Economic Forum to release findings of new youth survey


Malaysian Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz will be featured in the briefing session done in collaboration with The Straits Times. - Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): The World Economic Forum (WEF) will be releasing the findings of its latest Asean youth survey - done amid the Covid-19 pandemic - during a public briefing and engagement that will take place on Wednesday (Oct 13).

The briefing session, done in collaboration with The Straits Times, will feature conversations with Malaysia's Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz, a chief economist from the survey's partner, as well as WEF's Global Shaper from Vietnam, La Hieu Hue.

The virtual briefing will serve as a prelude to discuss the outcome of the survey, titled Asean Digital Generation: Pathway to Asean's Inclusive Digital Transformation and Recovery.

The survey, which assesses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, was conducted in six South-east Asian countries and more than 85,000 people across the region took part.

The virtual briefing will be moderated by ST's Associate Editor Ravi Velloor, with the introduction made by Joo-Ok Lee, head of regional agenda for Asia-Pacific at the WEF.

The briefing will be livestreamed on ST's Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheStraitsTimes/) and YouTube (youtu.be/44EtvVvtXUY) channels at 4pm Singapore time on Wednesday.

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