Application Deadline 17:59 PM (PHT), 14 September 2016
This is an opportunity for young NGO leaders to advance their professional skills and competencies with the aim to grow, scale, and take the organizations they work for, or those they founded, to new heights.
Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. Department of State’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community of leaders who work across borders to solve common issues. The YSEALI Generation: Go NGO! Workshop will be one of several workshops that have taken place in the region centered on one of the four YSEALI themes – environment and natural resources management, economic development, civic engagement, and education.
From developing baseline metrics to creatively pursuing financial and in-kind resources to assertively applying social media to advance mission, this workshop will bring together individuals from across ASEAN to learn and collaborate on ways to build capacity, message, and impact.
Combining training, lectures, simulations, and site visits to NGOs in Cebu, Philippines, this workshop will provide a comprehensive professional overview of what’s necessary to make a difference in ASEAN’s NGO sector in the 2020s. The experience will include pre-workshop virtual exercises, a four-day workshop in Cebu, Philippines, and post-workshop professional development activities that help to grow this rising corps of NGO leaders.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- age 18-35 years
- current leaders in an NGO or social enterprise in the ASEAN region
- a citizen of an ASEAN member state (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)
- a YSEALI member
Anticipated workshop dates:
Virtual activities will begin 18 October, 2016
Travel to Cebu, Philippines, 15 November, 2016
Workshop in Cebu, Philippines, 16 – 19 November, 2016
Depart Cebu, Philippines, 20 November 2016
(YSEALI anticipate that participants will be selected by 10 October 2016)
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