ATU-Net Student Leader Forum 2021

ATU-Net Student Leader Forum 2021
“The Future We Want: Priorities of SDG-Engaged Community”

ATU-Net Student Leader Forum (SeLF) is an annual and signature programme of the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net), which was inaugurated in 2020.


It aims to bring together youth and student leaders from member institutions of the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net) and beyond to share their knowledge and learn from one another, to strengthen their regional bond, and form a shared global identity. It will provide opportunities for participants to dissect and deliberate on the current societal crisis and the prospect of the future. In particular, it will concentrate on the key roles of youth in shaping the narrative of today’s world, through guided vision and design-led leadership for the benefit and prosperity of the lives of others.


1. Participants will be able to interact and engage with youth and student leaders across the network and beyond.
2. Participants will be able to learn about new developments in various areas where youth are concerned.
3. Participants will be able to discuss issues and share best practices pertaining to youth and student leaders.


ATU-Net SeLF 2021 seeks to inspire leadership and actions on SDGs among youth and student leaders with the theme of: The Future We Want: Priorities of SDG-Engaged Community.  

Viewing sustainable development as three overlapping dimensions, environmental, economic and social sustainability, with human welfare and well-being at its heart, the two-day programme will

  • help reaffirm our commitment to the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • concentrate on priorities, opportunities and gaps of SDG-engaged community

  • underline the role of global networks and cooperation which are the basis for sustainable development and the future of higher education

  • showcase experiences and examples of practice on campus, in curricula, and at the whole institution, and community

  • discuss how students’ actions on SDGs could be better recognised, connected and amplified

Itinerary Programme
Day 1: 21 December 2021 (Tuesday)
14:30 – 16:30 GMT+8 Malaysia Time (MYT)
Platform: Zoom and FB Live
Host: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
14:30 – 14:35
Opening by Master of Ceremony
14:35 – 14:45
Welcoming Remarks from Prof. Dr. Shamsul Sahibuddin, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
14:45 – 15:00
Keynote 1: Mr. Ammar Mohd Rashid,
Managing Director at AMR Environmental Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
15:00 – 15:15
Keynote 2: Mervin Jay Z. Suaybaguio,
Ph. D., DDM, Head of Provincial Government Department, Provincial Information,
Communication and Knowledge Management Office of Davao del Norte, Philippines
15:15 – 15:30
Keynote 3: Mr. Tran Quang Hung, Deputy
Secretary, Hanoi Youth Union, Vietnam
15:30 – 15:45
Keynote 4: Mr. Muhammad Zainal Arifin,
Chief Executive Officer, Civil Arch, Indonesia
15:45 – 15:50
15:50 – 16:25
Panel discussion
Moderator: Ms Wan Akmal Nazirah binti Wan Ubaidillah, President, Student Representative Council, UTM, Malaysia
1. Mr. Severino C. Agliam III, President Supreme Student Council, Davao del Norte State College, Philippines
2. Mr. Zakky Musthofa Zuhad, Chairman of Student Council, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
3. Mr. Toan – Luong Hoai Bao, Student Representative, Phenikaa University, Vietnam
4. Ms. Rime Sikder, Student Representative, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
16:25 – 16:30
Closing by Master of Ceremony
Day 2: 22 December 2021 (Wednesday)
13:15 – 16:00 GMT+8 Malaysia Time (MYT)
Platform: Zoom and Website
Host: Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR)
Menefesto 2021: Agents of 2030
Future Leader Discussion – ‘SDGs Future Leaders: Together We Stand, Together We Win’
Opening by Master of Ceremony
Opening Speech:
Sylvia Yazid, Ph.D. as the Head of International Office Parahyangan Catholic University
Mr. Fernando Mulia as the Deputy Executive Director ASEAN Learning Network
Material Presentation from the representative (@10 minutes)
Discussion Session
Conclusion from Moderator
Closing by Master of Ceremony

Organising teams:

ATU-Net SeLF2021 is co-hosted by UTM International and UTM Student Affairs of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia and Menefesto from Management Department, Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR), Indonesia with collaborative works via Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net) and ASEAN Learning Network (ALN).