Reflections on the 9th USLS in Bangkok

Three weeks ago, Joanna Tao and Sungyeon Kwon attended the 9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) in Bangkok as YRE representatives. During the week-long conference, they attended various sessions, spoke with influential change-makers, increased their networks, and gained knowledge on important topics related to the SDGs. The 9th USLS was well-attended by 1,057 delegates from 87 countries.

After the event, the two students wrote four inspiring articles and made a short video, reflecting on some of the sessions and activities that inspired them the most. For example, read about Joanna’s eye-opening meeting with a young Thai girl from a slum community and about Sungeyon’s understanding of the importance and challenges of Comprehensive Sexuality Education around the world. Go to YRE Exposure to read them.   

“As a young journalist representing YRE global, I cannot be more grateful for this wonderful opportunity given to me by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and YRE Global. As cliché as it sounds, USLS2018 was truly inspiring and life-changing. (...) Being with a room full of future leaders and like-minded young professionals gave me the honor to share my world-view and experiences, creating this global network for further collaboration – the beginning of a ripple effect.” (Joanna Tao)

Finally, don't miss out on the inspiring video about the 9th USLS, which was published by Humanitarian Affairs Asia:

1,057 delegates from 87 countries were represented at the 9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium. The theme of the Symposium is " Inspiring Confidence, Inspire Change ". It was held on August 1 to 7, 2018 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.