Opportunity to Organize YSEALI Regional Workshop

U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan is announcing an open competition for organizations to submit applications to develop and implement a three-day 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation Workshop: Advancing Gender Equality, pending the availability of funds.

Under the theme of Civic Engagement, this workshop will include both men and women seeking to identify reasons behind gender inequality in Southeast Asia and to find collaborative solutions to closing the gender gap. This will help pave the way for strong coalitions to promote the advancement of women in society, and reduce the use of stereotypes that keep women in lower-level roles. Sharing perspectives across the region and creating opportunities for making connections alongside male champions for gender equality would be a valuable opportunity.

The 2019 YSEALI Generation Workshop: Advancing Gender Equality will bring together approximately 50 youth (aged 20-35) from all eleven YSEALI members’ countries: Timor-Leste and the ten ASEAN nations: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

This workshop fulfills the goal of nurturing an ASEAN community by addressing an issue that faces all countries in the region, and their women in particular. By seeking ways for men and women to work on narrowing the gender gap together, the workshop will focus on making tighter communities and stronger partnerships.

The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan welcomes applications from U.S.-based, Brunei-based, and foreign non-profit organizations / non-government organizations (NGO); and U.S. Brunei, and foreign private, public, or state institutions of higher education. For-profit organizations are not eligible to apply.

The recipient is responsible for the conception and structure of the workshop and agenda, in consultation with U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.  Proposals must provide a detailed and comprehensive narrative describing the objectives of the workshop and address their experience and expertise in Southeast Asia.