Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2019 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Program

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. Mission to ASEAN Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:             2019 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Program Funding Opportunity Number:      USMAS-18-YSEALI-002 Deadline for Applications:               September 15, 2018 CFDA Number:                                19.040 Total Amount Available:                 $330,000     A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. ...
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U.S.-Funded Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Hosts ASEAN Entrepreneurs at Inle Lake

The five-day event builds the ASEAN startup ecosystem by accelerating 39 impact enterprises representing all 10 ASEAN member states. INLE LAKE, MYANMAR – Thirty-nine entrepreneurs between ages 20-30 representing Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are converging for a five-day accelerator event to build Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem together ...
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Diverse, Connected, and Empowered – USASEAN Unites Women Leaders

From organizational leaders to entrepreneurs to educators, 38 female leaders representing all ten ASEAN countries united in Jakarta to challenge the future of global leadership. The US Mission to ASEAN hosted the Women’s Leadership Academy for Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) for its fourth year with implementing partner Wedu.  The academy provides a platform for future and current women leaders to ...
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The 2018 YSEALI Regional Workshop: Marine Debris Expedition

The 2018 YSEALI Regional Workshop: Marine Debris Expedition Preventing and Combatting Marine Debris in the Seas of Southeast Asia August 4-9, 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia   ANNOUNCEMENT A. PROGRAM OVERVIEW The U.S. Embassy Jakarta and Divers Clean Action seek candidates for the 2018 YSEALI Regional Workshop on Preventing and Combatting Marine Debris in the Seas of ...
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CDA Bocklage Remarks at the YSEALI STEM Regional Workshop Closing Dinner

Friday, March 2, 2018, 7PM, Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia As prepared   Your Excellency Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education Youth and Sport, Royal Government of Cambodia Ambassador William A. Heidt Meloney Lindberg, Country Representative, The Asia Foundation, Cambodia Good evening everyone! Welcome to the closing dinner of the YSEALI STEM Regional Workshop. ...
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2018 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grant Recipients Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 12, 2018 Twenty-one winners have been announced in the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Seeds for the Future small grants competition. The grantees, young leaders who represent all 10 ASEAN member states, will use YSEALI Seeds funding to conduct projects in the region across the themes of civic engagement, sustainable development, education, and economic growth. Selected from a competitive ...
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Workshop on Short Documentary Production and Story Development for ASEAN Filmmakers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 5, 2017 Seven-day workshop will bring together emerging filmmakers representing all 10 ASEAN member states to advance their storytelling and technical skills. LUANG PRABANG – Fourteen (14) emerging filmmakers from all ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states will come together for seven days to explore strategies and ...
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State Department Celebrates Fourth Anniversary of Flagship Program for Southeast Asian Leaders

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 3, 2017 On December 3, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) – the State Department’s flagship leadership program in Southeast Asia – will celebrate its fourth anniversary. To mark the occasion, emerging leaders in all ASEAN member countries will implement community service projects, December 1–10, ...
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CDA Remarks at 2017 YSEALI Summit 40/50 U.S.-ASEAN Reception Dinner

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Manila Good evening! It is a pleasure to be here with all of you at this exciting event. Thank you Ambassador Kim and Assistant Secretary de la Vega for your excellent remarks and for being here to help us celebrate these milestones. ASEAN lies at the heart of the Asia-Pacific region, ...
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Manila to Host 2017 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit

Five-day summit will bring together 250 emerging leaders representing all 10 ASEAN member states to advance leadership skills and collaborate on challenges facing the region MANILA – Two-hundred and fifty emerging leaders between the ages of 18-35 representing all ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states will come together for five days of ...
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Call for Applications: 2018 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grants Competition

Are you passionate about the future of ASEAN? Do you have an idea of how to make a positive change in your community, but are in search of mentorship and financial assistance to make it happen? The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative’s (YSEALI) Seeds for the Future Grants Competition can help turn your ideas into action. The U.S. Mission to ASEAN ...
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Women Leaders Unite ASEAN

Jakarta, Indonesia – September 29, 2017 – The U.S. Mission to ASEAN, along with implementing partner Wedu, united  37 women leaders from all ten ASEAN countries for the third installment of the Women’s Leadership Academy for Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). The participants are handpicked by U.S. Embassies in their respective countries and represent ...
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Press Release: U.S. Mission to ASEAN Kicks Off First YSEALI USASEAN TechCamp in Jakarta

U.S. Mission to ASEAN Kicks Off First YSEALI USASEAN TechCamp in Jakarta Jakarta, August 23, 2017 – 37 young emerging leaders from 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei – convened at Jakarta’s Hotel Borobudur today to participate in ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: YSEALI TechCamp

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 23, 4pm Jakarta time The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission to ASEAN (USASEAN) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to implement a two-day “TechCamp” workshop during the week of August 21st in Jakarta, Indonesia, and to support follow-on activities after the workshop. The workshop will bring together 40 ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): YSEALI Economic Engagement in ASEAN Regional Workshop

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement a six-day workshop (inclusive of arrival and departure days) in Hanoi on Economic Engagement in ASEAN for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), pending the availability of funds. Read more about the opportunity  [PDF 275KB]
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YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grant Recipients Announcement

YSEALI has announced the awarding of 20 grants to teams of promising young leaders in all 10 ASEAN member states to implement projects across the themes of civic engagement, economic development, education, and environmental protection as part of its 2017 Seeds for the Future Grants Competition. The 2017 grantees, each receiving grants ranging from $8,300 ...
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YSEALI Urban Planning and Smart Growth Workshop

Application is now open for the YSEALI Urban Planning and Smart Growth Workshop! The workshop will take place in Singapore, 16-21 May 2017, for 60 YSEALI members aged 20-35. Do you have what it takes to participate in this workshop? Learn more about the qualifications and how to apply for the workshop here. Application closes on ...
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Ambassador Nina Hachigian Remarks – YSEALI Go NGO Workshop

Ambassador Nina Hachigian Remarks – As Prepared YSEALI Go NGO Workshop ASEAN Night Dinner Cebu, Philippines Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Good Evening Your Excellency Mayor Paz Radaza. On behalf of the U.S., thank you for coming to the dinner of this YSEALI Go NGO Workshop. And Good Evening YSEALI! I’m so excited to be here ...
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Press Release: Grand Prize Winner of the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge

United States and ASEAN Announce Grand Prize Winner of the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge SIEM REAP, October 31, 2016 – The United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) awarded first place of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) World of Food Innovation Challenge to a team of three Indonesian students from Gadjah Mada University. The team’s MINO Microbubble Generator technology increased oxygen in water and ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks: U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI – Closing Dinner

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Jakarta Friday, October 21, 2016 Good Evening Everyone! Welcome to this closing dinner of the U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI. Let me start with a huge and special thank you to our partner Wedu and to Air Asia, Visa, General Electric and IBM for supporting the Academy. Well, the ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks at Women Who Lead Panel Discussion

@america, Jakarta Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Good afternoon. Selamat sore. It is my pleasure to be at @america today with all of you for this “Women Who Lead” panel discussion.  I have really been looking forward to this event because we have such a great group of leaders joining us tonight and such a great ...
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Amb. Hachigian Remarks on U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI Opening Dinner

Ambassador Hachigian Remarks Opening Dinner U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Jakarta Monday, October 17, 2016 — Good Evening Everyone! Welcome to Jakarta! I am so pleased to be here with all of you young women leaders of ASEAN. I was so excited when President Obama announced the U.S. – ...
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Grow Together in ASEAN “U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI”

Jakarta, October 17 – In partnership with Wedu, the U.S. Mission to ASEAN is organizing the U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for Young Southeast Asian Leaders (YSEALI) in Jakarta from October 17 to 21, 2016. The U.S. ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI is grateful for support by partners AirAsia, GE, IBM, and Visa. ...
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USAID and YSEALI Announce Top Three Youth Teams in Food Innovation Challenge 2016

BANGKOK, October 3, 2016 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) today announced the top three youth teams to present their technology-based solutions at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology in late October. The YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge  invited youth in the region to submit their technology solutions to challenges ...
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Remarks by President Obama at YSEALI Town Hall

Remarks by President Obama at YSEALI Town Hall Souphanouvong University Luang Prabang, Laos September 07, 2016 1:49 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you!  (Applause.)  Thank you so much! Sabaidii! AUDIENCE:  Sabaidii! PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, it is such a pleasure to be here.  Can everybody please give Om a big round of applause for that great ...
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FACT SHEET: Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative – Summit in Luang Prabang, Laos

FACT SHEET: Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative – Summit in Luang Prabang, Laos Summit in Luang Prabang, Laos September 2016 As part of the  Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) , President Obama met with 350 emerging leaders from the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries.  These youth attended the three-day YSEALI Summit in Luang Prabang, Laos, which ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks at 2016 YSEALI Summit

Ambassador Hachigian Remarks YSEALI Summit Luang Prabang, Laos Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (As prepared) Hello YSEALI! I am so pleased to be here with all of you in beautiful Luang Prabang. This is my second YSEALI Summit, and, as always, I get so energized and inspired from being with YSEALI members! I’ve watched YSEALI from ...
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Read More About YSEALI YOUnified

On December 3, 2016, YSEALI members and alumni across all 10 ASEAN member countries will organize and lead community projects to celebrate the third anniversary of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) with an ASEAN-wide day of community service called YSEALI YOUnified. YSEALI YOUnified projects will focus on a wide range of topics from ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: YSEALI Urban Planning and Smart Growth Workshop

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): FY 2017 YSEALI Urban Planning and Smart Growth Workshop U.S. Embassy Singapore Public Affairs Section (PAS) Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement Funding Amount: Up to USD$250,000.00 Application Deadline: August 29, 2016 Executive Summary: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement ...
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YSEALI Notice of Funding Opportunity – Brunei Darussalam

Notice of Funding Opportunity U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan Public Affairs Section (PAS) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): 2017 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation: Eco-Entrepreneurship Workshop Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement Funding Amount: Up to $200,000 (pending funding availability) Application Deadline: August 19, 2016 Executive Summary: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in ...
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U.S. Secretary Remarks With YSEALI Alumni on Marine Conservation

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Manila, Philippines July 27, 2016 MS OPOSA: According to the Secretary John Kerry, the ocean is sort of in his DNA. He grew up with an affinity for the sea, first as a young boy in Massachusetts fishing and clamming, and then as an officer in the U.S. Navy. ...
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Press Release: USAID and YSEALI Promote Youth Innovation to Tackle ASEAN Food Security

For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 5, 2016 SINGAPORE, July 5, 2016 – Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), in partnership with technology giants Cisco and Intel, announced the beginning of the final stage in the student competition to develop innovative technology solutions for the Association ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): 2016 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women’s Leadership Academy

Notice of Funding Opportunity   U.S. Mission to ASEAN Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): 2016 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women’s Leadership Academy   Application Deadline:  July 20, 2016, 6pm Jakarta time Executive Summary: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission to ASEAN announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Independence Day Celebration Remarks

Good evening!  It is delightful to see all of you. I am really going to miss Ambassador Blake, Ibu Sofia and their wonderful daughters.  This is a bittersweet night–a wonderful birthday party for our nation, but also the beginning of saying goodbye to a great Ambassador and great friends. Bob has the privilege of working ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Remarks about the U.S. Foreign Policy toward ASEAN at YSEALI Oceans

Good afternoon! I am so pleased to join you today at @america on your final day of the YSEALI Oceans workshop. I love participating in YSEALI events and have been lucky to have met many YSEALI members like you throughout the region.  It is one of the best parts of my job.  Knowing that young ...
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Ambassador’s Telephonic Press Briefing Transcript Post U.S. – ASEAN Summit 2016

Listen to  audio file.  OPERATOR: Welcome to the readout of the U.S.-ASEAN Summit conference call. At this time all lines are in a listen-only mode and later we will conduct a question and answer session. If you would like to ask a question on tonight’s conference you can press * then 1 on your touchtone phone at ...
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FACT SHEET: Unprecedented U.S.-ASEAN Relations

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release 12 February, 2016 Engagement with Southeast Asia, a strategically important, economically dynamic region at the heart of the Asia-Pacific, is a central pillar of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia.  Sitting astride some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is ...
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Innovation Challenge

We’re looking for teams of YSEALI students to submit innovative technology ideas to improve agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries in ASEAN. Compete in the YSEALI Innovation Challenge – managed by the U.S. Agency for International Development – for a chance to join other young leaders at an entrepreneur boot camp in Singapore. The grand prize winners ...
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YSEALI Generation: Oceans

This spring, 64 YSEALI members and 16 leader mentors will be selected for a four-day environment workshop and regional exchange, “ YSEALI Generation: Oceans “. The health of our oceans is central to our wellbeing, and this workshop will teach participants about current issues in marine and coastal environments in the ASEAN region and beyond. YSEALI members from ...
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YSEALI Summit: President Obama’s Town Hall

Did you miss President Obama’s Town Hall at the 2015 YSEALI Summit?  No problem, watch the event on replay ! Remarks begin at 38:18. Also, check out pictures of the event courtesy of U.S. Embassy Malaysia. The YSEALI Summit is one of our largest events yet – providing an opportunity for 500 young leaders from all 10 ASEAN countries to network, learn about regional challenges, and do ...
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Now Accepting Applications for YSEALI Professional Fellows

Applications accepted Oct 1 – Dec 1, 2015. Over the course of a year, 250 YSEALI Professionals will have five-week placements in U.S. non-profit organizations and state and local government offices.   YSEALI Professional Fellows will work in the field of: Civic engagement NGO management Economic empowerment Governance Legislative process Environmental and natural resources management Learn ...
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YSEALI Summit

The YSEALI Summit will be one of our largest events yet – providing an opportunity for 500 young leaders from all 10 ASEAN countries to network, learn about regional challenges, and do hands-on work to come up with solutions. The Summit, taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Nov. 19-23, will bring together alumni from previous ...
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YSEALI Seeds for the Future Winners Announced

We’re excited to announce the 2015 winners of the Seeds for the Future competition! Congratulations to the grantees, from all 10 YSEALI countries: The Dorsal Effect ASEAN Youth Jobs Portal Young Eco Ambassadors Young, Wild & Living Green SEED – Social work for LGBT in VN ASEAN Peace Project Chili Padi Academy Food Rescue ASEAN ...
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Spotlight: Academic Fellows

Mr. Chee Ying Tong (Jeffrey) Environmental Studies Yale-NUS, Singapore Mr. Chee Ying Tong felt inspired by the novel way the Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii-based accelerator for renewable energy start-ups, brings together a network of young entrepreneurs to work together on energy solutions to meet Hawaii’s recently passed law for “100% renewable energy by 2045”. This ambitious ...
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Spotlight: Professional Fellows

Mr. Aria Widyanto Indonesia, HYVE Innovation Aria Widyanto is a partner for HYVE Innovation and is a business consultant in Indonesia. His business motto is “Let’s Innovate, Indonesia!” His YSEALI Professional Fellows placement is in Iowa City, Iowa with the Office of the City Manager. What has it been like being placed in the City ...
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White House on Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. FACT SHEET: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative As part of the  Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) , President Obama will host a meeting today with 75 emerging leaders from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries at the conclusion of their U.S. Government-sponsored Fellowships. The President will engage ...
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U.S. Mission to ASEAN Host Young Women’s Leadership Forum

Jakarta – The United States Mission to ASEAN hosted the YSEALI Generation:  Women’s Leadership workshop from May 17 – 20 to cultivate young professional women interested in advancing to leadership positions. Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. ...
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Helping Women and Girls Learn

Young Southeast Asian leaders, such as Mara Duterte (left), are helping to improve the lives of girls in their countries. Duterte is a manager for Girls Got Game , a sports camp for girls who face tough economic conditions in the Philippines. The nonprofit organization is managed by former athletes who use basketball and soccer to build confidence ...
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Spotlight: Hendy Sentiono

Hendy Setiono, 31 Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Informatics Academy President, Baba Rafi Like most teenagers, Hendy Setiono wanted to earn money in his spare time. But unlike many, he strategically looked for ways to turn his hobbies into profitable ventures. In secondary school, he and his friends loved riding motorbikes, so he started ...
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Spotlight: Rithy Thul

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Rithy Thul, 28 Cambodia Founder, SmallWorld Rithy Thul has always been curious and motivated to make things ...
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Spotlight: Muhamad Abas

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Muhamad Abas, 21 Indonesia Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Student Muhamad Abas is grateful for the investment his family ...
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Spotlight: Illyasak Hazan

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Illyasak Hazan, 22 Cambodia Royal University of Agriculture Researcher, Society for Community Development in Cambodia Illyasak Hazan, ...
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Spotlight: Sokty Chhair

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Sokty Chhair, 34 Cambodia Kobe University, Japan Policy Adviser, Preah Vihear Province Sokty Chhair had always thought ...
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Town Hall Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian @america

Jakarta, Indonesia As prepared for delivery Selamat sore, Good afternoon everyone. Thank you, Ambassador Blake for the kind introduction. I am grateful to be your colleague and honored to work alongside you here in Jakarta. What a pleasure to be at @america with all of you.  I was here yesterday for the first time and ...
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Spotlight: Leong Yu Man

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Leong Yu Man, 29 Malaysia State Assemblywoman, Pahang State Legislative Assembly Leong Yu Man couldn’t believe her ...
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Spotlight: Shernan Gamol

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Shernan Gamol, 26 Philippines Centro Escolar University Councilor, Municipality of Mansalay Shernan Gamol never dreamed he would ...
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Spotlight: Ryan Louie G. Madrid

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Ryan Louie G. Madrid, 24 Philippines Xavier University Volunteer, Xavier Ecoville Resettlement Project and Instructor of Development Communication, Xavier University Ryan ...
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Spotlight: Long Nguyen

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Long Nguyen, 23 Vietnam Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy Student Long Nguyen is the top-ranked student ...
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Spotlight: Ranitya Nurlita

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Ranitya Nurlita, 23 Indonesia Bogor Agricultural University Student Ranitya Nurlita’s philosophy is to “always be a learner,” ...
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Spotlight: Mai Anh Dang

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Mai Anh Dang, 22 Vietnam Foreign Trade University Freelance writer Mai Anh Dang may not be a ...
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Spotlight: Muhammad Hazimi bin Haji Jaidi

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Muhammad Hazimi bin Haji Jaidi, 22 Brunei University of Brunei Darussalam Student “My education has helped me ...
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Spotlight: Viseth Sean

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Viseth Sean, 23 Cambodia Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts Student Viseth Sean thought he was done with ...
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Vanida Luangthepxayavong

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Vanida Luangthepxayavong, 26 Laos National University of Laos Acting Head of English and IT Division, Public Works ...
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Spotlight: Rungtip Junlah

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Rungtip Junlah (Piao), 24 Thailand Mahidol University, Kasetsart University Junior Expert, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation ...
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Yutthakrit Chalermthai

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. David Gum Awng, 24 Myanmar Myanmar Institute of Theology Business Development Analyst, Imperial Merit Education Group David ...
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Spotlight: Yutthakrit Chalermthai

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Yutthakrit Chalermthai, 23 Thailand Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Fellow, Teach For Thailand “Education is the most important task ...
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Spotlight: Fareeza Ibrahim

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Fareeza Ibrahim, 26 Malaysia Murdoch University, Perth, Australia Manager, Southeast Asia Network for Development at the Institute ...
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Spotlight: Vu Lan Huong

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Vu Lan Huong, 30 Vietnam Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Communications Associate, World Bank in Vietnam Vu Lan ...
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Spotlight: Fadli M. Zaini

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Fadli M. Zaini, 19 Brunei University of Essex, England Student, project manager and part-time journalist At 19, ...
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Spotlight: Choon Sian Choo

YSEALI members are making a difference. In the coming weeks, we will feature young leaders across the ASEAN region who have participated in YSEALI programs and show how joining this community has helped them grow professionally and personally. Choon Sian Choo, 25 Malaysia National University of Malaysia CEO, LifeChamp Sdn. Bhd. Business founder Choon Sian ...
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Spotlight on YSEALI Mentor Illac Angelo Diaz

Congratulations to Illac Angelo Diaz who was recently accepted into the 2014 TED Fellows Program! Illac is an energy entrepreneur from the Philippines who started Liter of Light , a foundation that brings low-cost, eco-friendly light to communities living without electricity around the world. The technology is simple – sunshine, a plastic bottle, water, and chlorine. Thanks to ...
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Ambassador Clune Meets with YSEALI Participants

Following President Obama’s Town Hall with ASEAN youth during the Young Southeast Asian Youth Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Ambassador Clune met with YSEALI participants from Laos to hear about their experiences at the workshop and their impressions after meeting the President of the United States, and to encourage them to continue to ...
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Streams of Hope Project

The Streams of Hope Project is focused on the ability for regional people to have a healthy living environment adaptable to climate change, the project introduces a 1-year adaptive and sustainable river/creek rehabilitation program that includes the use and production of the bokashi balls, an environmentally friendly technology made by effective micro-organisms to clean water ...
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YSEALI Workshop Success Story

School Of Passion (SOP) successfully launched on May 13, 2014 in Burma.  SOP is a great example of how YSEALI Workshops inspire ideas, collaborations and results.  The project, spearheaded by Dato Saifuddin, aims to tackle education related issues in ASEAN countries.  SOP engages with young people in underserved communities and high school students.  By providing ...
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2014 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Workshop

“YSEALI Generation – Ideas into Action” April 25-28, 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) will bring together 103 young leaders from the 10 ASEAN member countries for an inaugural training program in Kuala Lumpur. The focus of the YSEALI Generation: Ideas into Action workshop is to build leadership skills among young ...
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