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 Summit will focus on climate change issues in Southeast Asia, and will empower more than 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.
“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,” said Emily Fleckner, Chargé d’Affaires at U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan. Eligible participants from 11 YSEALI member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam) may apply for the program, 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. The Career Fellowship track will invite 12 participants
to join climate action organizations in the region working on innovative climate change
solutions. Regional climate change experts will join the Summit, offering participants beneficial
knowledge and experience as well as a chance to network with like-minded professionals.
For more information, YSEALI alumni members may visit mereka.my/yseali-summit-2022 to
find out more and register your interest. Applications close on 31 January 2022.