Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative - Mekong Leadership Program

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam (USAID/Vietnam) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative - Mekong Leadership Program. Eligibility for this award is not restricted.

Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, including U.S. educational and cultural exchanges, regional exchanges, and seed funding, 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. Deepening collaboration with young leaders is a critical element of the United States’ commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and of cultivating an ASEAN community. Recognizing that over 65 percent of ASEAN’s population is under the age of 35, YSEALI is a critical investment in the next generation of Southeast Asian leaders.

The purpose of this activity is to expand the YSEALI with a particular focus on the Mekong subregion.

Each applicant is limited to one application submission under this NOFO as the prime Applicant. There is no limitation on being included as a potential sub-awardee across multiple applications. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: June 20, 2022

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Focus Themes:

Climate Change - Advance equitable and ambitious actions to confront the climate crisis with dual climate change priorities of mitigation (reducing emissions) and adaptation (improving resilience to climate impacts).

Environment - Ensure that the environment and the natural resources upon which human lives and livelihoods depend are managed in ways that sustain productivity growth, a healthy population, as well as the intrinsic spiritual and cultural value of the environment.

Biodiversity - Conserve biodiversity and manage natural resources in ways that maintain their longterm viability and preserve their potential to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Eligibility Requirements

Organizations eligible to apply under this NOFO includes non-profit or for-profit non-governmental organizations, inclusive of, foundations, colleges and universities, private businesses and associations and excludes public international organizations and governmental organizations. $750,000 of the Estimated Amount of Funds Available is specifically made available to an American educational institution for technical advisory programs in Vietnam, either as prime recipient or subrecipient.

Amount Description

Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide up to $5,514,000 in total USAID funding, of which $750,000 is specifically made available to an American educational institution for technical advisory programs in Vietnam, either as prime recipient or subrecipient.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 20, 2022