Indians and Aussies gather for a Youth Forum on Democracy

Item in Indian Sun, 14 January 2018 … with title AIYD 2018 to focus on democracy in the age of digital disruption”

Some of India and Australia’s brightest talent and emerging young leaders will converge in New Delhi and Mumbai, this month, for the 2018 Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD 2018). The annual dialogue provides a platform for the best and brightest, from both countries, to meet, engage, and harness the vision of youth to collaborate and build enduring partnerships between India and Australia.

Entering its seventh year, the AIYD has already connected over 180 accomplished and emerging leaders from the two countries, and provided support to ongoing collaboration. “Over the past six years, the AIYD has built a strong and diverse community of Australian and Indian leaders who are deeply invested in the bilateral relationship between the countries,” said Karan Anand, Chair, Australia India Youth Dialogue.

The theme for the 2018 Dialogue, being held in New Delhi (21-22 Jan) then Mumbai (23-24 Jan), is new and emerging trends in digital disruption. Discussion will aim to explore the future of democracy, the future of information (media and cybersecurity) and the future of work, the impact of technologies and advent of the sharing economy.

Participants for this year’s dialogue represent an extensive range of talent, skills and experience. From social change makers to entrepreneurs; from technology and healthcare experts to strategists, innovators, journalists, politicians and newsmakers, the Dialogue will host 30 participants drawn from both countries over the four-day conference.

“The dialogue enables a rich exchange of ideas and discussion between our emerging leaders, supporting and encouraging creative participation and vision about the Australia-India relationship and strengthening our ties through collaboration,” said Mr Anand.

The AIYD is supported by its distinguished partners, Tata Consultancy Services, UTS:Insearch, Macquarie University, The University of New South Wales and the Victorian Government.


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