4th Online Thematic Session of the ASEF Young Leaders Summit focusing on SDG4

On 23 March 2021, The Asia–Europe Foundation (ASEF) in cooperation with the College of Europe in Natolin conducted the 4th Online Thematic Session of the 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4), which focused on the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4).

The online session was conducted by Dr Wesley TETER, Senior Consultant for UNESCO’s Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr TETER is a reviewer for the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship and Schwarzman Scholars, a highly selective, one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in China. He is one of three co-editors of the Handbook of Education Policy by Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming in 2022) and co-editor of UNESCO’s guidelines on developing and implementing qualifications frameworks in the Asia-Pacific. As an applied researcher, Dr TETER investigates collaboration in higher education and health workforce governance with projects funded by the Asian Development Bank, UNESCO, the US Department of State and the World Bank.

During the online session the participants had the opportunity to learn and discuss more about:

  1. Transnational challenges: Our shared problems;
  2. Building a multi-level learning agenda;
  3. Achieving SDG4 and more.

The outcome of the online session was to summarize three key features of a learning agenda to achieve SDG4, including implications at individual and policy levels while providing examples of personal insights and strategies identified by the speaker to engage in the global goals at any stage in one's life and work.

Moreover, through self-paced learning and the dedicated e-learning platform, this session allowed the participants to increase understanding of how UNESCO mobilizes diverse stakeholders for public action through the Futures of Education initiative, and to identify engagement opportunities through UNESCO’s Youth Strategy for the World Conference on Higher Education taking place in October 2021.