YSEALI Regional Exchange

Jakarta, August 23-24, 2017

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam is seeking 4 candidates to join the 2017 TechCamp Jakarta organized by the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, which will take place August 23-24, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. All travel expenses and meals will be covered for the selected participants as part of the TechCamp grant. The primary objective of this TechCamp is to equip young leaders and civil society groups working in the fields of countering transnational crime, and promoting security, with tools to increase the effectiveness and reach of advocacy campaigns in the aforementioned fields. Participants will use technology and skills training to develop innovative tech-based solutions to community challenges and improve advocacy campaigns. Additionally, this TechCamp will help build a network of young leaders who can share best practices for further digital and traditional outreach across ASEAN Member States, and among the larger YSEALI network. A secondary goal of the TechCamp is to promote STEM education, which is one of the best ways for the countries of the Lower Mekong to build their talent pool and diversify their economies.

Candidates should be:

  • A young leader (age 20-35) actively working on transnational crime issues (trafficking in all forms) or security (countering violent extremism).
  • Individuals promoting peace, conflict management, and community engagement who have demonstrated advocacy experience.
  • Can be a member of an NGO, civil society group, university, and other like-minded organizations.
  • Must be a YSEALI member. If you are not yet a YSEALI member, please register at https://asean.usmission.gov/yseali/ . Registration is free.
  • Participants need not be tech savvy.

The aim over the course of two days will be for participants to work hand-in-hand with technology trainers to map out potential solutions to address the challenges identified. After the TechCamp, participants will be able to apply for additional grants to build out a solution, such as: an online campaign to mobilize fundraising efforts to combat trafficking in persons (transnational crime); promote peace and inclusion or positive content to combat false narratives and promote religious understanding (security); a participant-led TechCamp to share best practices for building out advocacy campaigns in their home community, etc.

How to apply?
Please complete your application online here by Tuesday, June 27, 2017

For more information, please contact:

U.S. Embassy Hanoi:
Ms. Nguyen Thuy Trang,
YSEALI Coordinator, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Email: NguyenTT1@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City:
Ms. Le Thi Kim Muon
Cultural Affairs Assistant
Email: LeMuonTK@state.gov