Deadline: 31st January 2021 | Age 18-35 | Calling for budding ASEAN conservationists and environmental influencers to apply for the fully-funded YSEALI Marine Accelerator Program!

YSEALI is looking for enthusiastic individuals aged 18-35 in the ASEAN region who are ready to advance their ocean-focused initiatives.

The workshop will address maritime and inland waterway issues, such as illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; river or marine ecosystem degradation; or marine debris.

Applicants must be:

  • between 18-35 years old;

  • citizens and residents of Brunei,  Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam.; and

  • a YSEALI member. If you are not yet a member, register for free at http://yseali.state.gov. Complete the form at the upper right side of the website that says “Connect with YSEALI.”

Applicants may:

  • apply as individuals or a team of up to three members; and

  • represent private entities (including startups and social enterprises), civil society organizations, or academic institutions.

Initiatives may be an online and/or offline campaign, a digital platform (web- or mobile-based), a for-profit enterprise, or a community-based project.​

Initiatives must:

  • address marine and inland waterway issues in the region;

  • be at least six months old and a maximum of five years old; and

  • exhibit innovation, early social/scientific impact, and the potential to scale.

  • Initiatives that have the potential to scale in the region and improve regional cooperation are preferred.

Successful applicants to the YSEALI MAP will attend one virtual workshop in April and one in May, and an intensive *in-person workshop in the Philippines in June (*Pending health and travel feasibility). Participants will also get a chance to receive up to USD 2,000 in project grants to scale up and sustain their initiatives.

Find full details and start your application at the official link below:

OFFICIAL LINK

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Apply before 31st January, 2021