YSEALI Marine Accelerator Program 2021

(YSEALI) Marine Accelerator Program (MAP) 2021
(YSEALI) Marine Accelerator Program (MAP) 2021
Deadline: January 31, 2021

YSEALI is looking for new environmental pioneers from Southeast Asia who are at the forefront of ocean-focused projects!

The Marine Accelerator Program (MAP) of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is a program to advance the potential of emerging conservation leaders and influencers from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste or Vietnam to scale up or extend projects to improve regional collaboration and combat maritime and inland waves.

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Effective YSEALI MAP applicants will engage in one interactive workshop in April and one in May, and one intensive in-person workshop in June in the Philippines. In order to scale up and support their projects, applicants will now have the ability to earn up to $2,000 in project grants.

The YSEALI MAP is a Philippine Seas and U.S. Save project. In the Philippines, the consulate.

  • Applicants must be between 18-35 years old;
  • Are citizens and residents of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam.;
  • A YSEALI member. If you are not yet a member, register for free at http://yseali.state.gov. Complete the form at the upper right side of the website that says “Connect with YSEALI.”
Applicants may:

Apply as individuals or a team of up to three members; and represent private entities (including startups and social enterprises), civil society organizations, or academic institutions.

Initiatives may be an online and/or offline campaign, a digital platform (web- or mobile-based), a for-profit enterprise, or a community-based project.​

​Initiatives must:

  • Address marine and inland waterway issues in the region;
  • Be at least six months old and a maximum of five years old;
  • Exhibit innovation, early social/scientific impact, and the potential to scale.

Initiatives that have the potential to scale in the region and improve regional cooperation are preferred


Grow your ecosystem: Connect with like-minded citizens, innovators, and experts from Southeast Asia and the United States.

Project funding: Ten initiatives will receive up to $2,000 to scale up and support upcoming activities.

Continue learning: Attend virtual workshops and an intensive in-person workshop* to advance leadership skills

Create ripples of impact: Improve your initiatives to serve your communities better

How To Apply

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