Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)

Calling Youth with a Vision

To strengthen leadership skills among Southeast Asian youth, the United States government is pleased to invite Timorese youth between the ages of 18-35 to register for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI).

Registration is easy and free! Join now at!

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 builds the leadership capacity of youth in the region, strengthens ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community. YSEALI focuses on critical topics identified by Southeast Asian youth: civic engagement, sustainable development, education, and economic growth.


Approximately 65% of people in Southeast Asia are under the age of 35. YSEALI provides opportunities to harness the extraordinary potential of youth in the region to address critical challenges.


Who is YSEALI?

The YSEALI community consists of committed young leaders, 18–35 years old, from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam who are making a difference in their communities, countries, and the region.

How to be part of YSEALI?

Register for FREE at YSEALI website

Join thousands of your peers on the YSEALI Facebook page, YouTube channel, Flickr page, and connect with us on Twitter @yseali.

YSEALI programs include: