/ 18 December 2021

THE US Embassy in the Philippines is now accepting applications for the 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Regional Workshop: Guardians of Good Governance.

The workshop will be held in Manila from July 6 to 10, 2022.

It is open to Southeast Asian leaders aged 18 to 35 who work on issues related to civic engagement, transparency, accountability, and good governance.

“The 2022 YSEALI Guardians of Good Governance workshop will train youth leaders from Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries and Timor Leste on innovating civic education initiatives to promote good governance and strengthen democracy in their communities, countries, and the region,” the Embassy said in a statement.

“Participants will take part in online learning activities on civic education theory, lifelong learning, and digital engagement strategies before gathering in Manila for a four-day in-person workshop in July 2022. As a follow-on, they will implement initiatives in their own countries, applying lessons learned from the workshop,” it added.

Young leaders can apply for the workshop on or before January 24, 2022 at

Since its launch in 2013, YSEALI has provided capacity-building programs and funding support for youth initiatives promoting civic engagement and good governance.

YSEALI develops the capabilities of Southeast Asian youth on civic engagement, environmental and natural resource management, education, and economic development through a variety of programs, including US educational and cultural exchanges, regional exchanges, and seed funding.