Food security, water resource and energy management and the fight against climate change will be discussed during the first phase of the Asian student conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 15.

The students, including 15 from the Vietnam National University - HCM City and 10 from the National University of Singapore, are divided into 10 groups to analyse and discuss initiatives tackling issues of water, food and energy in specific districts, countries or regions.

After attending four discussions and one fact-finding tour, the groups will present their results on June 19.

In the framework of the conference, students have a chance to work at the Hoa An Biodiversity - Research Centre under Can Tho University and experience Vietnamese culture.

After the conference, ten Vietnamese students will attend the second phase of the conference in Singapore, which is scheduled to take place in July with the participation of 100 Asian representatives.-VNA