The Asia Africa SDG E-Museum was launched virtually with Youth in the UN, during the online UN General Assembly High Level Side Event on Youth, Social Business and Technology. In attendance were youth leaders around the world, graciously opened by Pan African Youth Union Secretary General Bening Ahmed. 

Shortly after, the 15th Global Youth Peace Fest-GYPF2022, at the International Youth Centre-IYC, Malaysia brought young people from diverse backgrounds, nationalities and religion to enhance youth engagement and sustainable development in the post-COVID world. Exploring the possibilities of strengthening regional youth cooperation was a key highlight of was the launch of ‘Afro-Asian Forum 4 Change’.

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This new, open source website was first tested in a new media workshop led by Regine Guevara, AsiaTV and Arlene Tan, Hidden Asia Media, with Indian journalist Kannan Krishnaswamy. Special Guests from Asian Youth Peace Network were in attendance, Faisal Ilyas from Peace Hope Pakistan and Syaedah Bi from Rohingya Women Development Network.  Content creators and digital artists are all invited to submit their entries from podcasts to vlogs, to NFTs and animation, which promote the Sustainable Development Agenda, in exchange for a future residency at IYC. 

A caravan of phygital (physical and digital) exhibits are set to take place around the regions. The first of many, a Multimedia Art Exhibit in Rabat, Morocco will be held on 5 November, featuring a collaboration between Xander Pratt, Producer of The African Dream and Chezka Gonzales from Women of Substance NFT, with the support of ICESCO Science and Technology Sector and Center for Strategic Dialogue. This will be followed by a competition to be held on the sidelines of Istanbul Youth Summit 2023.