Young leaders urged to join fight against non-communicable diseases

|     Ishan Ibrahim     |

THE Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) programme has opened its doors to young leaders to participate in the YSEALI-ENGAGE 2019 scheduled to take place in Bandung, Indonesia from April 29 until May 4.

Sponsored by the Embassy of the United States in Jakarta, the East Asia and Pacific Bureau of the United States Department of State and RTI Antarabangsa, the programme is open to ASEAN youth with the aim of empowering the next generation for advocacy and grassroots engagement on non-communicable diseases.

Another goal is to equip and connect young leaders from ASEAN member countries and Timor-Leste to prevent the rise of non-communicable diseases and poor mental health in their home communities.

Those selected will participate in an in-person workshop to build their knowledge and skills and to become a part of a network of leaders prepared to effectively and collaboratively address the burden of non-communicable diseases and poor mental health in Southeast Asia.

The participants of the 2019 YSEALI-ENGAGE Workshop themed ‘Empowering the Next Generation for Advocacy and Grassroots Engagement on Non-communicable

Diseases’ will further benefit from online training, access to regional and global mentors, and opportunities to partner with relevant businesses, institutions, experts and peers.

All programme costs including flight/transportation, meals, and accommodation will be covered for the selected participants.

A total of 44 selected participants will collaborate with multi-country teams to design innovative, wide-ranging solutions and campaigns.