Announcing The 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors (Nha Trang, Vietnam)

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, June 17, 2022 – The U.S. Mission to Vietnam and World Learning seek candidates for the 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors. ASEAN and Timor-Leste citizens between the ages of 18 and 25, who demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university or place of work, an interest in community service and volunteerism, and have a good command of English, are invited to apply for the workshop. The application deadline is Friday, July 15, 2022.

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is a public diplomacy program designed to advance regional strategic goals, break down barriers that separate the next generation of leaders in Southeast Asia, and link those emerging leaders to the United States.

The 2022 YSEALI Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors brings together 100 participants from ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste to Nha Trang, Vietnam from December 1-6, 2022. This hands-on workshop will involve participants engaging in interactive skill-building training sessions, expert presentations and case studies, a site visit to learn about efforts to protect Vietnam’s fragile coastal environments, and a game jam. The game jam is an exciting hackathon-style component, joining together environmentalists and game developers across the ASEAN region and Timor-Leste to innovate and develop solutions for marine environmental degradation via game production.

All participant costs, including program administration, international and domestic travel, ground transportation, books, cultural activity fees, mailing and incidental costs, as well as housing and subsistence expenses will be paid for by the U.S. Department of State. The workshop is implemented by World Learning.

More information about the program, including details about how to apply, is available at https://tinyurl.com/2022ysealiregional.