ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Leaders Fellowship Program 2023

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Deadline: September 15, 2022

Applications are open for the ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Leaders Fellowship Program 2023. This fellowship program aims to build your skills, expand your network and take your conservation impact to the next level.

Young leaders are already taking the future into their own hands. Youth-led conservation efforts, such as awareness campaigns, coastal cleanups, online task forces to combat illegal wildlife trafficking via social media, among others, are already contributing to the fight. against the loss of biodiversity.

Each year, two Young Biodiversity Leaders will be selected from each ASEAN member state to form a YBL cohort. Young Biodiversity Leaders are advocates and leaders of conservation efforts in their respective localities.

Funding

  • Selected candidates will receive extensive training, mentorship and networking opportunities to take their conservation impact to the next level
  • For the YBL Academy and other optional in-person meetings, if selected for this meeting:
    • Round-trip economy class airfare (only Southeast Asia flights will be funded)
  • For the YBL Academy and other optional in-person meetings, if selected for this meeting:
    • In-country travel, accommodation and general food costs are covered for the duration of the Academy.
  • Visa fees if required.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old;
  • Be a citizen of an ASEAN Member State, residing in the ASEAN region;
  • Member, coordinator or founder of a youth organization, university nature club or other community biodiversity initiative;
  • Must have experience with biodiversity projects (awareness, campaign, conservation, etc.);
  • Committed to all components of the YBL scholarship program;
  • Able to communicate in English (written and spoken).

Application

Only applications in English submitted via this official application form will be accepted. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Click here to apply

For more information, see the FAQ and visit ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Program.

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