Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative - Lower Mekong

Lead PI: Ashley E. Curtis
October 2022 - October 2025
Project Type: Education

DESCRIPTION: The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) builds the leadership capabilities of youth in the region and promotes cross-border cooperation to solve regional and global challenges. The IRI is working in collaboration with partners at Education Development Center (EDC), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) to develop a YSEALI program for the Mekong region. The IRI is leading the development of a training curriculum focusing on the climate, environmental, and biodiversity issues of the Mekong region, as well as capacity building for VNU-HCM's iLEAD to manage the YSEALI program and alumni network.