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.
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.”
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.
- 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