The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is partnering with Big BWN Project and Malaysian-based Biji-Biji Initiative to launch the Brunei Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Summit 2022, running 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 six-month programme 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 programme, which includes pre-Summit virtual activities from March to May 2022, the Summit in June 2022, and post-Summit follow-up activities from July to September 2022.
Participants will have the opportunity to apply for one of two optional and highly rewarding programme 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 their interest and applications close on 31 January 2022.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN