Official press release – Application open for the 2022 YSEALI Regional Workshop: Enhancing Human Capital in Health



Institute of Population, Health and Development
Officer: Vo Ngoc Linh Trang
RELEASE DATE: August 9, 2021




Application open period: August 9 – September 19, 2021.

Health issues have been at the center of the world’s attention, especially in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe that youth leaders in the health-related sector will be the pioneers to resolve the great challenges the world is facing and enhancing human capital in health is more important than ever. To empower a new generation of emerging leaders in ASEAN and Timor-Leste, the 2022 YSEALI regional workshop: Enhancing Human Capital in Health, organized by the Institute of Population, Health and Development and U.S. Embassy Hanoi, provides a unique opportunity for emerging leaders from across Southeast Asia to bring together their potential, energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to promote the health and well-being of the ASEAN community.

The program will focus on building a strong network of young leaders from Southeast Asia who will be motivated and prepared to identify shared regional health issues and work collectively toward multiple solutions for real problems. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to address some of the most pressing human capital issues in the region’s health sector through interactive plenary sessions, breakout sessions, group work, immersive lessons, and success stories from ASEAN and U.S. practices. Furthermore, participants will be provided with exclusive leadership training activities, generous small grants (up to $5,000 each), and mentoring from top professionals to make their projects come to life.

The program will start with online activities and sessions, tentatively followed by a high-quality virtual workshop scheduled in January 2022. Changes may happen depending on the pandemic situation at the time.

Eligibility criteria:
• YSEALI Member (Not a member yet? Join here!)
• Ages between 20 – 30 (at the time of application and workshop)
Citizen of one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam
Currently residing in one of the above countries
• Proficient in English language skills
• Should show a serious interest in learning about the health sector
• Should demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university, place of work, and/or community
• Have the ability to actively participate in at least 36 hours during the workshop activities (that will take place outside office hours) from November 2021 to January 2022
• Should commit to returning to their home country to apply leadership skills and knowledge gained to benefit their community, country, or Southeast Asia region

How can you apply?
Apply through submitting the form here:
All applications submitted after 11:59 p.m. GMT+7, September 19, 2021 will not be accepted. For questions, please contact You can follow the workshop’s social media channels at @PHAD.ORG and @YSEALI for more updates.



What is YSEALI?

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. YSEALI focuses on critical topics identified by youth in the region: civic engagement, environment and natural resources management, and entrepreneurship and economic development.


We believe that young people are instrumental in plotting the course of Southeast Asia’s future. Approximately 65% of people in the ASEAN region are under the age of 35. Youth are innovative, creative, and eager to contribute their ideas and energy to improve not only their own lives, but the lives of others in their communities. Together, we can make a difference.


The Institute of Population, Health and Development (PHAD) believes that everyone deserves to live in a healthy physical and socioeconomic environment and to have good health. PHAD is an interdisciplinary institute with the goal of understanding and improving the health equity of human populations, especially women and other disadvantaged groups, through research, training and interventions in order to protect fundamental human rights of health and wellbeing. PHAD is a non-profit technological and scientific organization and a member of the Vietnam Union of Scientific and Technology Association (VUSTA). PHAD values working partnership and strives to provide independent, objective, evidence-based advice to policymakers, health professionals, the private sector and the public.

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