The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is partnering with Big BWN Project and Malaysia-based Biji-biji Initiative to launch the Brunei Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Summit 2022, which will run from March to September 2022.
The highlights of the summit will be on the climate change issue in Southeast Asia, which will empower over 80 youths to become regional climate leaders equipped with the tools to tackle a warming planet.
The summit offers a hands-on, immersive learning experience that will expand participants’ ability to navigate the complexity of climate issues.
Chargé d’Affaires at U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan Emily Fleckner said, “We are seeking resilient YSEALI alumni who are committed to championing innovative climate solutions and who can drive a united effort for climate mitigation in Southeast Asia,”
Eligible participants from 11 YSEALI member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam) may apply for the programme, which includes pre-Summit virtual activities (March-May 2022), the Summit (June 2022), and post-Summit follow-up activities (July – September 2022).
Participants will have the opportunity to apply for one of two optional and highly rewarding program tracks. The Small Grants track will supply each of five winning teams $2,000 to implement their green recovery initiative.
Meanwhile, the Career Fellowship track will invite 12 participants to join climate action organisations in the region working on innovative climate change solutions. Regional climate change experts will also participate in the summit, offering participants beneficial knowledge and experience as well as a chance to network with like-minded professionals.
For further information, YSEALI alumni members may visit mereka.my/yseali-summit-2022 and register their interest. The applications will close on January 31.