Article type: Research Article
Affiliations: [a] University of Bahrain, Zallaq, Bahrain | [b] International Institute of Inspiration Economy, Limbuš, Slovenia | [c] Bahrain Inspiration Economy Society, Bahrain.
Correspondence: [*] Corresponding author: Dunya Ahmed, University of Bahrain, Zallaq, Bahrain. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While everything around us, especially the future of our youth generation, seems to be going wrong, there is always a ‘silver-lining’ that need to be discovered. Life has taught us always that with every major negative event, we have lots of positive opportunities that need to be discovered.
This paper aims to explore the new normal post-COVID-19 pandemic generation perspectives.
In this paper, the outcome of a global study of youth perception about their future in the post-COVID-19 pandemic is carried out and discussed in details.
The results of the study help to foresight the type of the coming youth generation in the new normal and address their challenges and requirements in the new normal. The paper results lead to understanding what ways COVID-19 have affected and changed their life as a youth. The results show what shape the vision of youth toward.
The outcome of this international youth-focused study opens lots of insights for youth leaders, youth-focused government planners, education experts to see what type of programs, schemes, strategies, the curriculum need to be established in their communities based on the areas of strength and the areas of weakness that need to be addressed. More studies are advised in this line to complement the generalisation of this work. The main implication of this paper is that it brings new perspectives on how youth see hope in the new normal, and this might help to establish Inter-generational Dialogue that mitigates the state of uncertainty. The other implication of this research is that set direction for governments towards youth needs in the new normal.
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, new normal, youth, young people, future foresight, youth generation
Journal: Human Systems Management, vol. Pre-press, no. Pre-press, pp. 1-16, 2020