The Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation (APYO) is a youth-led, nonpartisan, non-profit organisation that seeks to enhance youth participation in policymaking across the Asia-Pacific.
We were founded in 2010 by a group of students looking to support opportunities for young people working on the future of the region. Building upon eight years of experience delivering groundbreaking government-to-youth engagement programs, APYO has become a regional community of students & young professionals with an interest in public policy and public affairs.
WHAT DO WE DO?
APYO will be running its ground-breaking Policy Lab program by the end of 2018 in Malaysia. Drawing upon our experiences with LAP, the Policy Lab will be anchored by deep partnerships we have developed with local government agencies that can benefit from youth input.
By combining data collection and analysis, knowledge on issues like Future of Work, 4th Industrial Revolution with emerging skills like prototyping and user experience, the Policy Lab is well placed to deliver participants an career-enhancing experience that generates tangible social and policy impact. Click here to learn more about the Policy Lab.
APYO is particularly proud of having delivered multiple Lead Asia-Pacific Programs (LAP) since 2013. LAP consisted of student and young professional delegations to major government summits such as APEC, ASEAN and the Shangri-La Dialogue. LAP delegates prepared, deliberated and delivered policy proposals to senior government officials at these summits.