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Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Summit 2022 for Southeast Asian youths

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2022

Bringing together young climate leaders to innovate cool solutions for a warming planet in the land of Brunei, where efforts toward green recovery are well underway.

The YSEALI Summit 2022 is an assembly of Southeast Asian youths just like you to bring forth science, solutions, and solidarity for a livable future. Are you ready to be part of the biggest movement in Southeast Asia for climate action?

The Summit

  • 80 emerging young leaders to kickstart green recovery
  • 5 teams to each win USD 2,000 worth in Seed Funds
  • 12 participants to join 2-Month Career Fellowship


To be eligible, participants must be:

  • YSEALI alumni between 18 – 35 years old at the time of the application.
  • 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.

The Journey

In pre-engagement, activities are fully virtual. Your journey will commence with intensive webinars understanding climate change in Southeast Asia, project ideas and pitching guidance, and ecosystem mapping.

The 3-day Summit in Brunei journeys you to the peak of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Inclusive of interactive sessions, skills training, group exercises, project-based learning, networking and community dialogues, site visits and cultural activities.

Gain regional stature by implementing your own green initiatives with seed funding or earn a 2-month placement at organizations tackling climate change. Journey on with professional development opportunities, online webinars and mentorship.

Application Procedure:

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.

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.

Official Website: Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Summit 2022



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