Applications now accepted for 2022 YSEALI Workshop

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THE United States Embassy in the Philippines and US-based implementing partner Cultural Vistas have launched a call for applications for the 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Guardians of Good Governance, in support of the recently concluded Summit for Democracy.

The workshop will be held in Manila from July 6 to 10, 2022 and is open to Southeast Asian leaders 18- to 35-years old who work on issues related to civic engagement, transparency, accountability, and good governance.

The 2022 YSEALI Guardians of Good Governance workshop will train youth leaders from Asean member-countries and Timor Leste on innovating civic-education initiatives to promote good governance and strengthen democracy in their communities, countries and the region.

Participants will take part in online learning activities on civic-education theory, lifelong learning, and digital-engagement strategies before gathering in Manila for a four-day in-person workshop in July 2022.  As a follow-on, they will implement initiatives in their own countries, applying lessons learned from the workshop.

Interested young leaders can apply for the workshop on or before January 24, at bit.ly/YSEALIPH.

Since its launch in 2013 YSEALI has provided capacity-building programs and funding support for youth initiatives promoting civic engagement and good governance.  The initiative develops the capabilities of Southeast Asian youth on civic engagement, environmental and natural-resource management, education, as well as economic development through a variety of programs, including US educational and cultural exchanges, regional exchanges, and seed funding. For more information, visit https://yseali.state.gov.