You will be asked to complete the application form, upload a copy of the biographic page of your passport, and submit a statement of motivation, an ASEAN citizenship statement, an issue statement, and to identify a professional development opportunity you feel will help you advance the NGO in which you are employed (or which you founded). We recommend you prepare the statements before completing the application (and upload a separate document to the application). You will also need a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or head of the NGO (or, a representative in an NGO who can judge your character, performance, and potential as a leader in the NGO sector).
Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. Department of State’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community of leaders who work across borders to solve common issues. The YSEALI Generation: Go NGO! Workshop will be one of several workshops that have taken place in the region centered on one of the four YSEALI themes – environment and natural resources management, economic development, civic engagement, and education.
Approximately 65% of people in the ASEAN region are under the age of 35. YSEALI is an effort to harness the extraordinary potential of youth in the region to address critical challenges and expand opportunities.
The YSEALI community consists of bright young leaders, 18–35 years old, from Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam who are making a difference in their communities, countries, and the region. Learn more about the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative at yseali.state.gov and join the official YSEALI social media communities on Facebook and Twitter.
The YSEALI Generation: Go NGO! Workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is funded through a cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines. Cultural Vistas will administer the workshop and follow-on activities which are set to continue through fall 2017.
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