Platform set for youth development

James Kon

Three Cabinet Ministers engaged with youth during the second Edition of the Youth Town Hall Brunei at the Theatre Hall, Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) yesterday.

Over 400 participated physically and virtually between 9am and noon.

Organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) in collaboration with Young Professionals Network Brunei (YPN Brunei), Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin participated.

The Youth Town Hall Brunei is a platform set up in conjunction with the National Youth Day celebration to inculcate a solution driven and forward-thinking mindset in the youth community that is passionate about contributing to national development.

As Brunei Darussalam enters the transformative phase of a socio-economic development driven by digital transformation amid the 4th Industrial Revolution, youth participation is ever more important in the fast-changing and dynamic landscape especially in the realisation of Brunei as a Smart Nation.

This year’s edition focussed on issues relating to the national development agenda aimed at providing youth with the knowledge, tools and empowerment to contribute to economic and social growth of Brunei Darussalam proactively, innovatively, dynamically and simultaneously, to introduce town hall as a formal engagement mechanism for feedback with youth as partners, and to engage the young generation in regards to development and opportunities.

The Youth Town Hall Brunei session was facilitated by Young Professionals Network Co-Founder Nurliyana Fatin binti Arifin and Core Team Fadli bin M Zaini.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin at the Youth Town Hall Brunei session. PHOTO: MCYS