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APPLICATION GUIDELINES

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. 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. Application is now closed. 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.

Should you have any questions, you can contact the TechSoup team at yseali@techsoup.org.

All travel, lodging, and Workshop costs will be funded by the U.S. State Department through U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, in cooperation with TechSoup as the implementing partner.

Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

YSEALI Member (Not a member yet? Join here!)
Ages between 21 - 35 (at the time of application and workshop)
Citizen of one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam
Currently residing in one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam
Have at least one year experience of work/volunteer/internship/coursework in issues relating to governance and civic engagement
Demonstrate interest in issues relating to governance
Passionate and actively creating positive change in their communities
Professional or Education background on these areas of interest (country specifics) - Check the list here
Fluent in written and spoken English
Have a valid passport that expires after April 2021 (at least six months' validity)

What you need to prepare for the application

Detail information (Name, Email, Organization detail, Passport information)
Register as a YSEALI member
Statement of Purpose 1: Describe your professional experience working in areas of good governance and civic engagement (work/volunteer/internships/coursework); including how many years you’ve been working on these issues. (250 words)
Statement of Purpose 2: In what ways do you think your participation in this
Workshop will help advance your role as a leader in your community? (250 words)
Statement of Purpose 3: How will you share and implement what you’ve gained from the Workshop, and contribute to a positive change and impact, upon return to your country and community? (250 words)
One minute video: What drives your passion for issues related to pursuing, building and improving governance and civil society?

Application Deadline

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11.59 PM UTC+8. All applications submitted after this time and date will not be accepted.

How to Apply

Application is now closed. We will be informing the result through email by the end of August 2020.

Tips for submitting the application

1. Please ensure that you meet the outlined requirements.
2. Start the application process early.
3. Take your time writing and developing your Statement of Purposes.
4. Think creatively about how you will present your video - and remember the one minute limit!

FAQ

1. How are the applications processed?
Applications will be reviewed by TechSoup, U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur and YSEALI.

2. When will applicants know if their application has been successful?
Selected applicants will be informed through email by mid-August 2020. Non selected applicants will receive an email by the end of August 2020.  

3. What are the scoring criteria?
Applicants’ submissions will be evaluated to the extent that applicants demonstrates clear motivation, clear learning strategy, relevant experience on the topic of good governance and civic engagement, demonstrates clear intention to work on the issue with leadership poise, and what degree of thought they have put into the ways they will make an impact on their community post-workshop.

4. What if I’m not a YSEALI ?
If you’re a citizen of any of YSEALI member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam), you can go to yseali.state.gov and register as a YSEALI member there.

5. What if I’m not from any of the YSEALI member countries?
Unfortunately this opportunity is open only to YSEALI member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam).

6. What if I’m younger or older than the eligible age for this workshop?
Unfortunately this opportunity is open specifically to YSEALI members ages between 21 - 35, to ensure that everyone who participates in the workshop will acquire maximum knowledge and experience.

7. How do I know if I’m already a YSEALI member?
If you have received a regular monthly newsletter from YSEALI, it means you’re a registered YSEALI member. Haven’t received any emails and/or monthly newsletter from YSEALI - then you’re not a member yet!