Home Call for Applications The YSEALI Connectivity regional workshop 2022 (Fully Funded to Sarawak, East Malaysia)

The YSEALI Connectivity regional workshop 2022 (Fully Funded to Sarawak, East Malaysia)

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Application Deadline: March 31st, 2022

Cent GPS, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, are excited to be hosting the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) regional workshop entitled, Enhancing Digital Connectivity for All, to be tentatively held from June 13 to 17, 2022, in Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia*. The recent pandemic has highlighted the stark digital divide between communities, which further translates into disadvantages related to education, access to information, and economic opportunities. 

This YSEALI Connectivity regional workshop will provide a platform through which young leaders from across the region can come together, share strategies and best practices, and work together to narrow the digital divide across the region. We call on ASEAN and Timor-Leste youth leaders to join us in building greater access to digital connectivity across the region!

YSEALI Connectivity 2022 : The Workshop

Recognizing the digital divide in Southeast Asia, particularly between rural and urban communities, YSEALI Connectivity  will bring together multi-stakeholder players, digital change makers, advocates and community leaders to share expertise, infrastructures, and resources to build a cohesive ASEAN network which will contribute efforts towards designing functional digital framework and enhancing digital access among the people.

The workshop will be covering various topics from the issue of digital integration to a broad spectrum of device generation and users, the digitalization of the local economy and businesses, digital literacy, data privacy and security and the formation of a digital regulatory framework. 

Eligibility Requirements

Applications are open to youth leaders all across Southeast Asia and meeting the following criteria:

  1. Age between 22-35  
  2. Must be an ASEAN or Timor-Leste citizen residing in the region.
  3. A minimum of three years of experience in one of the following areas:
    • Providing government, education, or economic services to rural or underserved communities
    • Technology-related experience in improving digital connectivity or awareness in communities 
    • Community activists in rural or semi rural areas
    • Experts in e-governance and or online education/commerce
  4. Fluent in English  
  5. Able to fully commit to the workshop, including its pre and post activities.
  6. Able to travel to Malaysia and attend a 3-day workshop (excluding travel days). Participants will be required to arrange their own visa.


  • The fully-funded workshop will bring together 100 young leaders who are between the ages of 22-35 and are registered YSEALI members.

Official Website: YSEALI Connectivity regional workshop 2022

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