Deputy Asia Pacific Coordinator, Sivanesan Tamil Selvam is Malaysian Youth Engagement Icon, Executive Master Degree Holder in Business and Industrial Management, contributing is effort on Developing Democratic governance and peacebuilding Module through Youth Empowerment. He is also Former Malaysian Youth Parliament Member.
He is Information Chief of District Youth Councils. This body focuses on Youths Development and Empowerment targeting local Malaysian Youths. He creating awareness on the way we engage young people today will determine the prospects for sustainable development and peace. Young people, who represent a majority of the population in most developing countries, are today visibly contributing as political actors, innovators, entrepreneurs and peace builders.
At the same time, youth face disproportionate social, economic and political barriers which prevents them from unleashing their full potential. To utilize young people’s potential as agents of change, requires involving and empowering them in development, policies and supporting their participation at all levels. Engage as partners with young people, youth organizations and actors from civil society and private sector to governments, and members of the Youth family to promote youth-focused and youth-led development.
With the 2050 National Agenda as a guiding thread, work to advance young people’s participation in civic and political life, their economic empowerment and their role as peace- and resilience-builders.
He is holding principle of life “This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.”
Award winner :
1. “Good Governance” category for Global Youth Leadership Award 2019 Nepal.
2. “ Youth Influencer” category For ASEAN Youth Leadership Award 2019 The Philippines.