CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2022 YSEALI Summit: “Empowering Technology for a Greener Future”

The U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan is excited to offer the 2022 YSEALI Summit: “Empowering Technology for a Greener Future” for YSEALI alumni! This fully-funded summit will bring together more than 80 YSEALI alumni who are between the ages of 18 – 35. 

Climate change keeps us on our toes with the rise of sea levels, heat waves, intense bouts of rain, and drought. Southeast Asia, one of our planet’s most vulnerable regions, will bear the stark consequences of climate change unless we act now, as a united front.

The Summit is designed to accelerate concerted action from the youth and expand their ability to navigate the complexity of climate issues in Southeast Asia. The Summit will offer a host of interactive, hands-on and immersive learning experiences to all participants while embracing a competitive environment. Along with the Summit, keen participants have the opportunity to apply for one of two optional and highly rewarding program tracks. The Small Grants track will see five winning teams receive a small grant funding of US$2,000 to implement their green recovery initiative. 

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For those wanting to advance their climate career, the Career Fellowship track will invite 12 selected participants to join climate action organizations or companies in the region working on innovative climate change solutions. On top of these opportunities that induce excitement for the Summit, participants will also be welcomed by established regional climate change experts for beneficial knowledge and experience, not excluding a chance to build a meaningful network with like-minded individuals to kick-start green recovery in Southeast Asia.

Summit Dates

The program will start with online activities and sessions from:

  • March – May 2022 : Online activities
  • June 2022 : Summit
  • July – September 2022 :Post-Summit follow-on activities 

An in-person Summit will be confirmed earlier in 2022, depending on the pandemic situation at the time.

Eligibility Requirements 

Applicants must be: 

  • YSEALI alumni between 18 – 35 years old at the time of the application. Learn more about the YSEALI alumni eligibility here.
  • citizens and residents of an ASEAN member country (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) or Timor-Leste.
  • proficient in reading, writing and speaking English (TOEFL exam results not required).
  • able to demonstrate interest in climate change mitigation and adaptation, renewable energy, green technologies, and environmental leadership.
  • able to arrange your own travel visa to Brunei.

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Apply now!

If you need any assistance on the application form, please refer to this guideline for further details on how to complete the application for the 2022 YSEALI Summit in Brunei.

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If you are selected, you will engage with diverse regional leaders in various master classes on tackling climate change. This presents an unparalleled opportunity for sharing, learning and collaborating.

To further expand your talents, selected applicants will also take part in interactive sessions aiming to strengthen soft skills, professional development, support green recovery, and build collaborations for collective impact.

Please note that:

  • Applications are open until February 1, 2022. All applications submitted after February 1, 2022 will not be accepted.
  • Selected participants will be notified March 2022.

For questions, please contact ysealisummit@biji-biji.com.  or visit OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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