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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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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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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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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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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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’s Lunch Briefing on U.S.-ASEAN Connect

Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce October 26, 2016, 12:00 p.m. as prepared for delivery  Thank you Brett, very much, for that kind introduction and it is great to see all of you here. As you know, when President Obama took office, he decided to refocus American resources and attention in Asia. The Rebalance ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks: “Talk on U.S. Rebalance to Asia”

As prepared for delivery at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Thank you very much, Julie, for that generous introduction and thank you, CISS President Kung Phoak and Excellency Suos Yara! Good Morning Excellencies, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen and thanks to you all for making time to be here with me today. I am ...
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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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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 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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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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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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