Participants Selected for 2022 YSEALI Regional Workshop on Embracing Diversity and Inclusion.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 80 young leaders from Southeast Asia have been selected to participate in the 2022 YSEALI Regional Workshop: Diversity, Inclusion, Youth (DIY Workshop). The U.S. Embassy in Malaysia, in partnership with Cultural Vistas, will host the upcoming workshop in August 2022. During the workshop, participants will explore diversity and inclusion frameworks and best practices of implementing diversity initiatives within their workplace. 

Selected participants represent leading regional youth from the 10 ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste committed to advocacy for diversity and inclusion practices in their workplaces, communities, and Southeast Asia. Beginning in July, programming will include pre-workshop virtual activities offering background on diversity and inclusion frameworks, followed by a three-day workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 18-20, 2022.  

During the program, participants will work in teams to develop projects or campaigns to implement following the workshop. Post-workshop engagement will support teams as they implement their projects and apply elements and best practices related to diversity and inclusion identified during programming within their home communities and across the region.   

2022 Diversity, Inclusion, Youth Program Participants:  


Muhammad Riyanulaiman Mohammad Yazid
Tzyy Wie Sui



YouEang Hoeurn
Socheata Horng
Piseth Keth
Hangbou Oeng
Rada Rofek



Laksmi Amalia
Ivania Ananta
Shevierra Danmadiyah
Alberto Diovant
Ekatina Meitia
Annisa Fitria
Michelle Layanto
Sandra Medawo
Paulo Rosario
Frederik Sarira
Lidwina Tae
Randiano Tamelan
Reynold Tantra
Hana Theorupun
Yulianto Yulianto



Chansamone Chasuakao
Vannasin Phengsy
Nousa Sayasarn



Ain Amiruddin
Janice Chai
Kellin Kai Xin
Hwei Kong
Nur Syahirah Mohd Azmi
Kausaalya Nagaraja
Cherlanne Patrick
Laventhen Sivashanmugam
Sri Balasubramaniyam Subramaniam
Nur Yaccob



Aye Aung
Saw Bo
Hay Mar
Po Myint Shein
Mya The Pwint
Myat Thwin



Nurhassan Abubacar
Jose Delviemar Albano
Shaina Faye Bernales
Franchesca Rose Castillo
Mac James Dacillo
Pamela Mae Delos Santos
Kenneth Dizon
Jemerson Eugenio
Apols Garmay
Daren Paul Katigbak
Jude Louis Milares
Robi Kate Miranda
Eeman Marwa Pandangan
Marlon Peralta
Linus Van Plata
Mark Lorenz Quezon



Sebastian Hoe Wee Kiat
Rachel Lau
Gabriel Tay



Atitaya Asa
Suthida Chang
Krittanan Pensirisomboon
Pharkphum Phanthawong
Thitiphorn Prawatsrichai
Suriya Saengkaewfan
Natthapon Thepanondh


Timor Leste

Leonia Freitas
Alexandre Goncalves
Fidel Guterres
Josefa Manzoia



Thắng Đặng
Trang Do Thị Huyền
Giang Le
Ngoc An Hoang
Thuy Duong Nguyen Thi
Hoang An Nguyễn
Khánh Linh Nguyễn
Dong Tra Anh


What: Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. government’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. 

Why: 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. 

Who: The YSEALI community consists of bright young leaders, 18–35 years old, from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam who are making a difference in their communities, countries, and the region. Learn more about the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative at and join the official YSEALI social media communities on Facebook and Twitter. 

The 2022 YSEALI Regional Workshop: Diversity, Inclusion, Youth is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is funded through a grant from the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Cultural Vistas serves as the implementing partner.