Malaysia Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit 2025

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
June 1st, 2024
Close Date
August 1st, 2024
Total Funding
$700,000.00
Award Ceiling
$700,000.00
Award Floor
$50,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
SMY300-FY2024-YSEALISUMMIT2025

Agency

U.S. Mission to Malaysia (DOS-MLA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Malaysia is seeking a cooperative agreement for the development, organization, and oversight of the 2025 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit. The summit aims to gather over 150 YSEALI exchange program alumni from ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste to provide them with networking opportunities, idea discussions, and solutions development for contemporary challenges. The summit will focus on the four pillars of YSEALI, including leadership, mentorship, and teamwork training. It will also feature panels and presentations by prior YSEALI participants who have become changemakers in their fields. Additionally, the summit will include sessions for participants to work together on solutions for environmental, social, political, and economic challenges in the region. The program will provide soft skills training on topics such as advocacy, negotiation, and personal branding. Cultural activities and site visits will also be included. The deadline for this opportunity is August 1, 2024. For more information, contact KualaLumpurYSEALI@state.gov.

Description

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop, organize, and oversee the 2025 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit, pending the availability of funds. The four-day Summit (exclusive of arrival and departure dates) in 2025 will gather over 150 YSEALI exchange program alumni from across ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste. The award recipient is expected to design a youth-focused, high-energy, and dynamic Summit that will provide the next generation of Southeast Asian leaders the opportunity to build networks, discuss ideas, and develop solutions to contemporary challenges. The YSEALI Summit in Malaysia will be conducted in English. The content of the program should touch on each of the four pillars of YSEALI and include leadership, mentorship, and teamwork training. The Summit will enable participants to see how YSEALI members have become leaders in Southeast Asian communities through community service, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and education. The Summit should feature panels and presentations by prior YSEALI participants from each country who have become changemakers in their fields. The Summit should feature sessions giving participants the opportunity to work together to develop possible solutions to current environmental, social, political, and economic challenges in the region. Participants should learn innovative approaches to promote relations among ASEAN countries and with the United States through presentation, case studies and simulations. The Summit will also provide leadership and other soft skills training on topics such as advocacy, negotiation, and personal branding, which are core soft skills YSEALI alumni need to become successful leaders. Participants will also have a chance to join cultural activities, and other site visits that support the Summit’s theme. The Summit will include a mix of informational sessions, discussions and challenges, and break-out sessions on different topics and group presentations, as well as site and cultural visits.

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