International Monetary Fund

Youth Dialogue: Asian Youth, Voicing Their Future

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tokyo International Forum, Hall D5

Youth Dialogue

IMF Essay Contest 2012 Finalists

Saki Yagi,
Nippon Television
Network Corp., Japan

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IMF Essay Contest 2012 - Winners

The 3 winners of the 2012 IMF Essay contest will be invited to attend the 2013 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings, as part of the Youth Fellowship program, in Washington D.C. The IMF will cover their expenses in the U.S.A.


Nemat Shafik

Nemat Shafik
Deputy Managing

Tomoko Kaida

Tomoko Kaida
Kanazawa University, essay contest winner, Japan

Kenji Nakada

Kenji Nakada,
Tokyo University, essay contest winner, Japan

Lei Wen

Lei Wen,
University of International Business and Economics, UIBE

Thitiwat Kaewwattanaborworn


Thammasat University, Thailand

Lee Hyo Jin

Lee Hyo Jin,
Seoul University, Korea

Daisuke Gatanaga

Daisuke Gatanaga,
Yale University, essay contest winner, Japan

Foo Xian Yun

Foo Xian Yun,
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Saki Yagi

Saki Yagi
Nippon Television Network Corporation, Japan

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Although Asia is the engine of global economic growth, not all youth in the region feel part of this dynamism. Youth unemployment remains high in the Asia-Pacific region, with youth accounting for half of the unemployed and being six times more likely to be jobless than older workers. Growth that creates jobs—in Asia and around the world—continues to pose a challenge for policy-makers; the young generation feels a sense of frustration, as they see others shaping their future. Panelists representing youth from across Asia will discuss these concerns at the Youth Dialogue, a platform for the IMF to listen to the concerns of Asian youth.

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