Call for Applications: YSEALI Academy at FUV Seminar on Regional Environment and Resilient Development [Fully Funded]

The YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) announced that applications are now open for the new Entrepreneurship Seminar on “Regional Environment and Resilient Development.”
Launched in 2020, YSEALI Academy’s main mission is to organize seminars and workshops fostering capacity for young professionals, junior- and middle-management-level individuals aged 25 – 40 from across Southeast Asia (YSEALI Fellows). Each year, the YSEALI Academy offers three flagship seminars on Public Policy, Technology & Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

“Regional Environment and Resilient Development” Seminar

The aim of the two-week Public Policy seminar is to provide an overview of environmental challenges. Through economic and policymaking perspectives, the seminar will focus on selected environmental issues faced by Southeast Asia, including environmental pollution, water security, climate change, oil and gas exploration, upstream hydropower dams and carbon intensity in exports. The seminar combines theoretical and experiential learning and includes high-impact practical experiences relating to maximize the engagement of participants.

The seminar will be offered by faculty from Fulbright University, international and regional academic scholars from leading universities and industry experts from MNCs to develop and deliver learning materials and activities that are academically rigorous and yet practical to young professionals in ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste.

The Public Policy seminar on Regional Environment and Resilient Development will be open to 35 YSEALI fellows who are young professionals with interests in environmental development, environmental science and sustainability. Participants will be required to commit at least 36 hours for online seminar activities and approximately 12 additional hours for individual and group assignments over a period of 2 weeks. Some sessions will be offered during working hours.

Seminar Schedule 

  • Enrollment: December 13, 2021 – January 9, 2022
  • Participant selection announced: February 18, 2022
  • Seminar dates: March 14 – 25, 2022 (two weeks, ten working days, Monday – Friday; anticipated about 3.5 hours of synchronous programming/day held Monday to Friday. Sessions will take place during business hours and in the evenings Vietnam time. Anticipated 12 hours of asynchronous work during the program)  

Eligibility Requirements 

Applicants must be: 

  • Between the ages of 25 to 35 years old (no YSEALI alumni status required); between the ages of 36 to 40 years old (YSEALI alumni status is required) 
  • Citizen of and currently residing in one of the following countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Be able to participate in all workshop sessions from March 14 – 25, 2022.

How Can I Apply? 

Apply before January 9, 2022. Please note that: 

  • All applications submitted after January 9, 2022 will not be accepted.
  • The seminar will be full-virtual and will require a full-time commitment between March 14 – 25, 2022.
  • This program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State. 

Find out more about the seminar program here.

Apply here before January 9!

Join the Info Session

If you have any questions about this public policy seminar, join the info session on December 21, 2021, at 19:00–20:00 Jakarta/Hanoi/Bangkok time (GMT+7) on Zoom. Register here.

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