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The webinar was jointly developed and held by KAS RECAP, The Hong Kong-America Center and facilitated by a digital education expert, Dr. Brant Knutzen. Its focus was on energy production and consumption, climate change mitigation and adaption as well as natural resources, urbanisation and infrastructre in Asia-Pacific. The webinar refers to the following four UN Sustainable Development Goals:
- SDG 7 – Affordable, clean energy
- SDG 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities
- SDG 13 – Climate action
The first stage of the webinar, starting in May last year, consisted of online courses for each of the above SDGs. Participants met virtually, listened to experts about current implementation and challenges of these Goals in Asia, and got engaged in discussion. The second stage kicked off in July. This was the creative phase when each group, building on the acquired knowlegde and supported by the webinar team, created a multimedia product (including video) which introduces the specific project. Depending on the resources needed for production, each team received up to US Dollar 500. Upon completion of the products in September, the webinar team reviewed the results and selected several groups who were invited to participate in a culminating event in November. The groups will meet high-ranking politicians from all Asia at an United Nations forum in Singapore on 23rd January 2019 and have the unique opportunity to present their ideas, projects and products.