The YSEALI-ENGAGE Workshop 2019 in Indonesia
  • Jakarta

Are you taking action to prevent noncommunicable diseases or poor mental health in your community? Would you like to connect with other young professionals to be able to do more? You are invited to consider applying to the 2019 YSEALI-ENGAGE Workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, the East Asia and Pacific Bureau of the U.S. Department of State, and RTI International. 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.

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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 more. YSEALI-ENGAGE Workshop will be equally benefiting for the causes that YP-CDN serves.

YP-CDN helped launch the inaugural US Global NCD Research Symposium and has published more than 40 opinion editorials, peer-reviewed articles, and reports on NCDs, social justice, and essential medicines in places like Health Affairs, The Lancet, Bulletin of the WHO, and Huffington Post. The organization’s founding document, The Youth Manifesto on NCDs, is published in Global Heart.

YSEALI-ENGAGE Workshop believes that noncommunicable diseases and poor mental health should be taken seriously and we should step forward to prevent them.

Location:

Indonesia

Benefits

  • Selected participants will participate in an in-person workshop in Bandung, Indonesia April 29 – May 4, 2019 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.

Eligibilities

  • Be a YSEALI member. Join YSEALI at https://yseali.state.gov/;
  • 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 actively participate in an intensive program; and
  • Be willing to implement a mini-project post-workshop in your community to help prevent and/or combat noncommunicable diseases and/or mental health conditions.
Eligible Regions: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, or Timor Leste

Application Process

Apply online through the Given Link.

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Application Deadline: January 14, 2019

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