The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) on Civic Education for Good Governance, pending the availability of funding.
The six-day workshop (inclusive of travel days) will convene emerging leaders, ages 18-35, from all ten ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste to build competencies in developing and sustaining initiatives to promote good governance, transparency and accountability through youth civic participation and civic education.
The workshop will be held in Manila, Philippines in the 2nd quarter of 2022.
YSEALI programs focus on four themes: Economic Growth and Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Issues, Education, and Civic Engagement.
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YSEALI is the U.S. government’s signature initiative to engage with emerging leaders in Southeast Asia. The program aims to create a network of young Southeast Asian leaders who work across national borders and the four pillars of YSEALI – environmental issues, economic growth and social entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and education – to solve common problems.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
1. U.S. public and private educational institutions;
2. U.S. not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks;
3. Foreign public and private educational institutions;
4. Foreign not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks;
5. Applicant organizations must have a unique entity identifier (Data Universal Numbering System / DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet), as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov
6. Individuals are not required to have such registration.
YSEALI targets young leaders ages 18-35 who are both citizens and residents of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Timor-Leste.
The grant recipient will create an online application process and coordinate with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and other U.S. Embassies in the region to recruit and select participants from all ten ASEAN member countries and Timor-Leste. All participants must be proficient in written and spoken English. Participants must be citizens and residents of an ASEAN member country or Timor-Leste.
Length of performance period: 12 to 18 months.
Award ceiling: US$250,000.
Anticipated program start date: October 2021 (Grant will be issued before Sept 30 2021).
Closing Date for Applications: June 04, 2021.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332565