Published on 25 Jul 2022

Regional youth leaders discuss ways to bridge the intergenerational divide

The University Scholars Programme at NTU Singapore, supported by Temasek Foundation, is hosting the Youth Regional Affairs Dialogue 2022 from 23-31 July, to discuss social cohesion in the region, including the growing issue of intergenerational divide.

The one-week event brings together 80 regional youth leaders (40 from Asia and 40 from Singapore), including students from top universities like Seoul National University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Universiti Brunei Darussalam and more. 

Minister of State for Social and Family Development, and the Home Affairs Ministry, Ms Sun Xueling, was the Guest-of-Honour for the opening on Mon, 25 July, where she gave a speech on understanding the generational divide between children and parents.

This year, the dialogue focuses on the theme of Social Cohesion. Topics on the agenda include Culture and Identity, Income Inequality and Social Mobility, Growing Intergenerational Divide, Media, Information and Technology, and Healthcare and Well-Being.

Aside from the listening to sharing by the speakers, participants of the event will be challenged to critically analyse the issue of social cohesion according to their assigned topic, and to formulate solutions to mitigate the problem at the end of the dialogue.

For full details of the Youth Regional Affairs Dialogue 2022 programme, please visit

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