Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative - Environmental Leadership Institute

When: Mar 14 2018 (All day) until Apr 18 2018 (All day)
Where: Honolulu, Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC

Funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the East-West Center hosts Environmental Leadership Institutes under the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI).  The vision of the Institutes is to develop a vibrant network of young leaders connected to the U.S. who are equipped to create innovative solutions to 21st century environmental challenges.  Participants are competitively selected from U.S. Embassies in Southeast Asian countries for the 5-week institutes that travel to Honolulu, Oakland and San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC. Participants learn about the environment through experiential methods and build leadership skills through active learning. They work in teams with U.S. businesses, NGOs, and government agencies to design crowdfunding campaigns, challenge prizes, accelerators, and leadership retreats that can then be delivered with community partners in their home communities. A key outcome of the institute is to create home country projects with proposals for the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund, a $25,000 grant awarded competitively to State Department alumni and $20,000 Seeds for the Future YSEALI grant competition. 

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Jaymen Laupola
Phone: 944-7332
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