Marine Warriors Hand-in Workshop


Source: World Learning The 2022 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop: Marine Warriors brings together participants from ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste to examine recent environmental changes and consequences in the Central Coastal regions of Vietnam.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by World Learning, this workshop aims to promote an understanding of environmental degradation caused by plastics pollution, acidification, ocean warming, and fisheries management as case studies applicable to the ASEAN region through hands-on activities including interactive skill-building sessions, expert presentations, site visits, and a game jam. These activities will encourage participants to collaborate with one another to explore the potential short- and long-term solutions and implementation strategies to address changes in the environment causing serious and observable consequences in Vietnam's coastal regions and other marine/freshwater environments in ASEAN.

Workshop Overview  

  • Marine Warriors brings together 100 participants from ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste to Nha Trang, Vietnam from December 1-6, 2022.
  • This workshop will involve participants engaging in interactive skill-building training sessions, expert presentations and case studies, a site visit to learn about efforts to protect Vietnam's fragile coastal environments and environmental issues firsthand, and a game jam.
  • The game jam is an exciting hackathon-style component, joining together environmentalists and game developers across the ASEAN region and Timor-Leste to innovate and develop solutions for marine environmental degradation via game production. 

Participant Eligibility 

Applicants must: 

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time of application;
  • Be a citizen and a resident of one of the following countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam;
  • Be a YSEALI member. You may either be an existing YSEALI member, or you can become a member here.
  • Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English;
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in your university, place of work, and/or community;
  • Demonstrate interest, knowledge, or professional experience in environmental sustainability and sustainable development;
  • Be willing to actively participate in an intensive program in Vietnam and follow-on projects in your home-country; and
  • Have a commitment to apply leadership skills and know-how to benefit your community, country, or the ASEAN region. 
The workshop will include a component of gaming for social good. While game development skills are not needed for selection, we count on your commitment to participate in the gamification-related segments of our workshop.

Click here for detail information and registration. 

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