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The Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge (YVIC)

The Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge (YVIC)

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The Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge (YVIC)

The Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge (YVIC), under the theme “Impact ASEAN,” supports young volunteers throughout the ASEAN region in their journey to catalyze youth-led innovation for social impact and sustainable development by providing access to mentors and capital they need to start or scale up their projects.

These innovative projects are called “Impact Projects” and will be used as a tool to support volunteer initiatives and to promote the idea of ‘leaving no-one behind’ and social innovation. The YVIC will facilitate a 2-step approach to incubate and accelerate these projects:
  • 3 National Innovation Workshops in Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand to start up youth ideas into tangible actions in their home country.
  • 1 Regional Innovation Workshop open to all ASEAN country applicants to scale up their innovation prototypes.
Selection & Evaluation
The applying teams will be judged on the basis of:

  • Needs Analysis: An analysis of the social issue and its affected population.
  • Well-defined Target Group: Characteristics of the market and targeted population.
  • Management: An assessment of the teams.
  • Creativity and Feasibility: A demonstration that the idea is unique and can be successfully implemented.
  • Sustainability: Long-term prospects for viability and success.
  • Social Impact: The value that the new venture will bring to society.
  • Scalability: Potential to scale up to the regional level
  • Presentation


  • A team of 2-3 people.
  • All team members should be aged 18-30.
  • All team members must be currently residing in their own home country listed below: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore.
  • Projects should demonstrate collaborative approaches of working with various partners from government, grassroots organizations, communities, networks.
  • If selected, the winning teams must be able to work with their mentor and start implementing their project right after the workshop.

Official Link

Deadline: 1st May, 2017


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline01 May,2017



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