The YSEALI Regional Workshop: Good Governance and Civil Society is centered on empowering and equipping young Southeast Asian leaders, who are working on issues related to good governance and civic engagement, with knowledge and techniques to enable them to promote transparent governance and democracy upon returning to their home countries.
The workshop will convene various players, both at national and regional levels, who have been advocating and implementing transparency and good governance agendas.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the YSEALI Good Governance and Civil Society Regional Workshop will now be fully virtual. The virtual workshop will be held from March 3 - 27, 2021.
There are many players navigating these shrinking spaces of good governance, but the most important ones, who create the biggest impact, are civil society and youth. Civil society holds the role of pushback against repression, playing the watchdog role, and ensuring general checks and balances. Youth of all kinds – leaders, community influencers, activists, social change-makers, and educators – are the powerful vehicle to drive this change.
This regional workshop aims to build capacity among 100 youth leaders across ASEAN and Timor Leste who are currently involved in or will be working to influence public policies to better serve citizens’ needs through greater openness and transparency.
The virtual workshop will include a combination of online panel discussions, online fireside chats, virtual interactive group exercises, virtual networking, reading assignments and online group project discussions. Continuing the impact post-workshop, participants will use the skills and techniques learned from the virtual workshop to develop and implement an action plan in their home countries.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SESSION
The workshop will invite technical subject matter experts in good governance and civic engagement; social and political activists; policy makers; and influential change-makers from various sectors of civil society, government and public institutions, and private industries.FIND OUT MORE