Youth Delegates, HFI Hold Dialogue in Preparation for ASEAN 50 Summit

November 11, 2017

One with the youth in driving Prosperity for All. November 8, 2017, Bonifacio Global City. HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the social corporate responsibility (CSR) arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), in partnership with the Institute for Global Education Exchange and Internship, Inc. (IGEEI), held a one-day conference with delegates to the Youth Policy and Action Project, a European Commission-funded initiative that aims to promote strategic cooperation among youth organizations, government, and private bodies in the area of youth policymaking. HFI President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo (seated, second from left), HFI Advisor Renato G. Pizarro (extreme left), scholars of HFI’s flagship program, the Hyundai New Thinkers’ Circuit (HNTC), and representatives of the Tanay City local government engaged 26 youth leaders from eight European and Asian countries in an intercultural dialogue on youth activities for sustainable development at the local, national, and regional levels. HFI likewise shared best practices in engaging Government and Business in crafting and implementing youth development programs in the country.


As the Philippines gears up for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 50 Summit, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc (HARI), through its HARI Foundation Inc and the Institute for Global Education Exchange and Internship (IGEEI), recently held a conference with the members of the Youth Policy and Action Project.

The Conference was composed of activities that engaged HFI, its President, Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, its HFI scholars from the Hyundai New Thinkers’ Circuit, and the delegates from the Youth Policy and Action Project in a dialogue and training programs that are geared towards promoting sustainable development.

The dialogue was designed to promote sustainable development at the local, national, and regional level. Apart from this, a three-week training program allowed the 26 youth leaders from the eight European and ASEAN countries to interact with various government and private institutions. The helped them observe how our country’s stakeholders collaborate towards achieving sustainable change and development.

The Youth Policy and Action Project is a follow-up to the HFI and IGEEI meet-up at the Asia-Erope Corporate Social Responsibility and Youth Conference, which was held in Warsaw, Poland last October.

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