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Hi, Youth! It's time for you to speak up

The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. New hope through youth.

Hi, Indri here from the Think - team!

Actually, there is no standard for defining the concept of youth or the age range to which youth pertains. Youth comes but once in a lifetime. But youth is not a time of life, it's a state of mind. Keep your self-confidence and your hope young, so you will be young forever :D

Picture 1: short-course event

Currently, if we're talking about generation, we will find that there are some types of generations. The first one, we will know about Boomers or Baby Boomers. They are people who were born in the 1940s-1960s. So, we can say that our parents are the baby boomer generation. There is Gen X for people who were born in the 1960s-1980s. Another one is Gen Y who was born in the 1980s-1990s. Then, the last one is Gen Z for those who were born between 1997 and 2000s.

Another term that is most commonly used in our daily activities is 'Millennial Generation'. People said it includes Gen Y and Z generation, but other people said it's only for Gen Z. Many reports or journals discussed some issues related to the generation gap. For the simple example, most of us will find some misunderstandings or different opinions with our parents, right? It's normal. Ok, let's back to my first paragraph: youth is about a state of mind :p

Based on the Indonesia Millennial Report 2020, there are 7 types of millennials, such as the adventurer, the visionary, the artist, the leader, the socializer, the conservative, and the collaborator. Of course, it will depend on individual characters. If you're familiar with 16 personalities of MBTI test, you will know kinds of people characters. It's an interesting report! We will find the millennial backgrounds and activities of each character.

Picture 2: Indonesia Millennial Report 2020

Started in September 2020, we contacted many communities and hosted Indonesia online events. We met some youth, energy, and environmental communities. We found that many activities have been done to support and contribute to social, community, and environment. For example, we met some communities which have some composting, food waste reduction, climate change education, renewable energy start-up, farming, and other activities.

This week, we will have an online event: 'FGD for Youth: Energy and Waste in Indonesia' on Saturday, 28th November 2020. This is our first Focus Group Discussion (FGD) event, collaborated with 3 other communities (New Energy Nexus, Enter Nusantara, Zero Waste Indonesia, and Urban Biologist Bali). We will apply the facilitation guide that we develop for SAG (Switch Africa Green) project with SEI (Stockholm Environment Institute) Africa in this event. You can know more details of SAG project on this link. This is virtual FGD, so we will use Breakout room on zoom, jamboard, and zoom chat.

This event aims to be a place for youth to share their opinions, ideas, suggestions, and solutions for clean energy and waste management in Indonesia. There will be 5 subtopics for 5 rooms. The subtopics are energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, organic waste management, non-organic waste management, and sustainable business. It will be interesting to know how youth can participate and contribute to solving problems in energy and waste management. We will give 2 products and 2 NEX ID merchandise for 4 participants in this event. So, let's join us and share this info! Register yourself through this link.

Picture 3: FGD For Youth

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So you give me a more pressure for the event doing this weekend (^^;)

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