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YSEALI Marine Accelerator Program

YSEALI Marine Accelerator Program 2021

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Applications are open for YSEALI Marine Accelerator Program 2021. The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Marine Accelerator Program (MAP) is a program to advance the capacity of emerging conservation leaders and influencers from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam to scale up or expand initiatives that improve regional cooperation and address maritime and inland waterway issues, such as illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; river or marine ecosystem degradation; or marine debris.

Successful applicants to the YSEALI MAP will attend one virtual workshop in April and one in May, and an intensive in-person workshop in the Philippines in June. Participants will also get a chance to receive up to $2,000 in project grants to scale up and sustain their initiatives.


YSEALI Marine Accelerator Program helps to

  • Grow your ecosystem: Connect with like-minded seatizens, innovators, and experts from Southeast Asia and the United States.
  • Project funding: Ten initiatives will receive up to $2,000 to scale up and support upcoming activities.
  • Continue learning: Attend virtual workshops and an intensive in-person workshop* to advance leadership skills
    Create ripples of impact: Improve your initiatives to serve your communities better


Applicants must be:

  • Between 18-35 years old.
  • Citizens and residents of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam.; and
  • A YSEALI member. If you are not yet a member, register for free at http://yseali.state.gov. Complete the form at the upper right side of the website that says “Connect with YSEALI.”

​Additional Details

Applicants may:

  • Apply as individuals or a team of up to three members.
  • Represent private entities (including startups and social enterprises), civil society organizations, or academic institutions.

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Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline31 January,2021
Open toAll



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