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.
In light of the ongoing concerns about COVID-19 in the region, the YSEALI Good Governance and Civil Society Regional Workshop will be postponed until next year (2021). The new date will be announced later. This decision was made to help ensure the safety of participants, speakers, mentors, organizers and all others who will be involved in the workshop.
To the applicants who applied, we greatly value your efforts and appreciate your patience. We received more than 700 applications and we are now in the process of finalizing the selected candidates. We will inform candidates in August 2020 - stay tuned!
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.
This three-day workshop will be a combination of plenary breakouts, masterclass sessions, thematic open market consultation, and various off-site learning visits related to good governance and civic engagement. Continuing the impact post-workshop, participants will use the skills and techniques learned from the 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