Call for Applications: 2021 YSEALI Smart Cities Regional Workshop

04 Mar 2021 AEP Administrator

YSEALI offers the YSEALI Smart Cities Regional Workshop to youth from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. It will bring together 50 young leaders who are between the ages of 20-35 and are registered YSEALI members.

The purpose of “The YSEALI Smart Cities Regional Workshop” is to expand participants’ understanding of opportunities and risks of smart cities, as well as to learn from best practices around the world. The ultimate aim is to foster a strong network among participants and to encourage greater involvement from young leaders, civil society, and SMEs in smart city development, while increasing capacity of future leaders to develop sustainable solutions to urbanization challenges in the region, using digital and other tools.

Program Dates

The program will start with online activities and sessions from July 20 – October 16, 2021, tentatively followed by an in-person workshop scheduled from October 28-31, 2021.

The in-person workshop will be confirmed earlier in September 2021, depending on the pandemic situation at the time.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should have demonstrable interest and relevant experience, whether through paid employment, volunteer work, or coursework, and will commit to become socially active in affecting change in their communities. Applicants could be urban planners, engineers, policymakers, NGO/community leaders, municipal officials, academics, or other professionals involved in issues such as smart growth, deployment of new technologies, housing and economic development. Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing fields related to science, engineering, urban planning, and policymaking will also be considered.

Applicants must be:

  • YSEALI Member (Not a member yet? Join here!);
  • Citizen of and currently residing in one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Be able to participate in all 4 days of the workshop during October 28-31, 2021, in Bangkok, Thailand (TBD in early September 2021, depending on the pandemic situation at the time)

How Can I Apply?

For the full call for applications details, click here

For questions, please contact

Please note that:

  • All applications submitted after March 31, 2021 will not be accepted.
  • Applications from candidates in political positions will not be accepted
  • Selected participants will be notified by May 11, 2021.