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Fully Funded ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum

Fully Funded ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum

Fully Funded
Country: Indonesia
City: Jakarta
Nov 29 - Dec 02, 2019
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Applications for ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF) are now being accepted! The ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF) is a funded four-day intensive workshop which aims to cultivate the next generation of leadership in the ASEAN-Australia relationship. Delegates to the Forum will develop a deeper knowledge of the ASEAN-Australia relationship, foster stronger intercultural leadership skills, build a regional network of like-minded young people and design and implement projects to improve ASEAN-Australia relations. Further, delegates will leave the Forum as advocates and agents for increased partnership and collaboration between ASEAN and Australia. The forum will comprise of expert panel discussions, skill-building workshops, a hackathon, cross-cultural events, and professional networking opportunities. The detailed program schedule will be released at a later date.


  • Enhance knowledge – Equip 40 young leaders with deep and applicable knowledge of the complexities and opportunities of ASEAN and ASEAN-Australia cooperation.
  • Create Connections – Connect outstanding young Australian and Southeast Asian leaders in an empowering, close-knit environment.
  • Develop Soft Skills – Develop important skills in negotiation, collaboration, leadership, entrepreneurship, and also, intercultural relations.
  • Link Networks – Provide opportunities to engage with expert speakers, university, industry and government partners, business figures and also, community organizations leading in the ASEAN-Australia space.
  • Strengthen ASEAN-Australia relations

Duties of the delegates

here are three components to the AAYLF.

  • Delegates firstly complete a pre-forum curriculum that will include an ASEAN – Australia relations webinar, country profile presentation, and an opinion piece to showcase on the day of the forum. Further, this pre-conference curriculum is mandatory because presentations and opinion pieces will be presented later on in the forum.
  • Secondly, delegates must actively participate in the scheduled AALYF program.
    Following the forum, delegates will take on the role of ASEAN-Australian Strategic Youth Leaders for a twelve-month period.
  • The deadline for submitting applications is August 9, 2019. It is to apply within the deadline as late submissions will not be accepted.


  • All selected delegates will receive a full scholarship to attend AAYLF. The scholarship will include the following
  • Delegate registration to attend the Forum;
  • Likewise, Return flights to Jakarta from Australia or an ASEAN member state;
  • Accommodation for the duration of the Forum (28th November to 3rd December);
  • Catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


The potential candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be aged between 18 and 29 years of age as of 29th November 2019.
  • Have a good command of English
  • Able to commit to completing an online pre-forum curriculum
  • Be available to attend AAYLF in Jakarta between 28 November and 3 December and meet any applicable visa requirements
  • Further, be actively in current affairs impacting ASEAN member states and/or the ASEAN-Australia relationship
  • Be willing to act as an ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Leader for a duration of 12 months following the Forum
  • Hold a valid Australian or ASEAN member state national passport
  • Submit their completed application (consisting of both the written application and short video) by the submission deadline of 09 August 2019.


Type of Opportunity Conferences
Event Date29 November,2019 to 02 December,2019
Deadline09 August,2019
Open toASEAN Countries and Australia
Organizer ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF)



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