Announcing the Participants of the 2019 YSEALI Workshop on Eco & Sustainable Tourism
February 6, 2019 — The Asia Foundation is pleased to announce the participants of the 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Workshop on Eco & Sustainable Tourism, a program of the U.S. Department of State. The week-long workshop will take place March 4-8, 2019 in Luang Prabang, Laos, bringing together 50 participants from ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste to learn best practices from industry experts and develop a regional network of peers.
Aminah Faizah Kaharuddin
Wei Lee Chin
I Gede Adi Septiawan Koriawan
Miss Phengphanh Southivong
Lai Cheng Wong
Samantha Liza Durit
Cing Deih Kim
Bryan Tomas McClelland
Clark Ross Bautista
Kimberly Jane Lim
Rafael Ignacio Dionisio
Ang Hong Chua
Emmanuel Correia Maia
Shella Smith da Cunha
Hai Ly Thi
Huong Thi Vu
Ngan Thi Thuy Nguyen
Thanh Thanh Thi Nguyen
Yen Thi Hai Le
About the Workshop
Launched in 2013, YSEALI is the U.S. Department of State’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community of leaders who work across borders to solve common issues.
The 2019 YSEALI Workshop on Eco & Sustainable Tourism will showcase innovative approaches to sustainable tourism and socially-responsible business practices through field visits to successful small and medium ecotourism enterprises, and allow young innovators and entrepreneurs from across ASEAN and Timor-Leste to connect with each other and with participating experts. Throughout the workshop, participants will showcase projects, receive mentorship, explore opportunities to expand their work, exchange ideas on how to foster sustainable and socially-responsible tourism initiatives in their communities, and find avenues for building sustained economic development in their communities. The workshop is supported by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by The Asia Foundation.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.
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