The program is part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, YSEALI. YSEALI-ENGAGE will empower the next generation for advocacy and grassroots engagement on noncommunicable diseases. The goal is to equip and connect young leaders from ASEAN countries and Timor Leste to prevent the rise of noncommunicable diseases and poor mental health in their home communities.
YP-CDN has hosted side events and represented young professionals and civil society at global events, including the UN High-Level NCD review, World Health Assembly, the inaugural WHO Global Forum on NCDs, the World Cardiology Congress, the International AIDS Conference, the World Cancer Congress, TEDMED, and many more. YSEALI-ENGAGE Workshop will be equally benefiting for the causes that YP-CDN serves.
YSEALI-ENGAGE Workshop believes that noncommunicable diseases and poor mental health should be taken seriously and people should step forward to prevent them.
- Selected participants will participate in an in-person workshop in Bandung, Indonesia to build their knowledge and skills and to become a part of a network of leaders prepared to effectively and collaboratively address the burden of noncommunicable diseases and poor mental health in Southeast Asia.
- Participants will further benefit from online training, access to regional and global mentors, and opportunities to partner with relevant businesses, institutions, experts, and peers. All program costs including flight/transportation, meals, and accommodation will be covered for the selected participants.
- Be a YSEALI member.
- Be between the ages of 18 and 35 at the time of application;
- Have a valid passport with expiry date of September 2019 or later.
- Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, or Timor Leste;
- Be a resident of one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, or Timor Leste;
- Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English;
- Demonstrate interest in public health issues especially about community- based prevention campaigns, or activities on noncommunicable diseases and/or mental health, whether through paid employment, volunteer work, unpaid internships, or coursework;
- Demonstrate a commitment in becoming socially active in affecting positive community change;
- Be willing to be actively participate in an intensive program; and
- Be willing to implement a mini-project post-workshop in community to help prevent and/or combat noncommunicable diseases and/or mental health conditions.