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Why should you join?

Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own project ideas through pre-workshop and workshop activities and learn the skills necessary to accelerate change in their communities.



After the workshop

You will join a global community of young leaders working to enact change in their communities throughout the region. Workshop participants are eligible to receive grant funding for community development projects, participate in alumni events, and receive career-enhancing coaching from leaders in business, politics, and industry.

The agenda will navigate participants on how private sector practices for social enterprises can create sustainable development at both the country and regional levels. Featuring speakers from cutting-edge regional social enterprises and innovative youth leaders, we will explore solutions, connections, and ideas to advance regional social entrepreneurship.


16th Floor, CTI Tower, 191/64 Ratchadapisek Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

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Kenan Foundation Asia believes in a world where everyone has the right to build a better life for themselves, their family, and their community.

  • Hands-on, interactive training will focus on finding financial resources, project design, implementation, and impact evaluation.
  • Young leaders will refine their ideas through study visits to leading start-ups and social enterprises and engaging speeches and coaching from successful entrepreneurs and experts in social entrepreneurship. 
  • Participants will leave the workshop with the skills and resources to create real change in their home communities.

Key benefits:



Program Highlights

Time to empower people 

A chance for the YSEALI Alumni to empower youth leaders to be FuturePreneurs

This workshop is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State

Get ready to scale up cross-border collaboration for greater impact!

Become a coach

Time to empower people 

A chance for the YSEALI Alumni to empower youth leaders to be FuturePreneurs

Being a coach

Enhancing your coaching skills with 3 days intensive training to be a coach for youth leaders and serving as a coach during the 6 day regional workshop

Your Benefit 

Engaging with the social entrepreneur network, youth leaders and business leaders to ensure sustainability

Sustainable Network 

Encouraging and coaching youth leaders through a 6 month post-workshop phase to make a meaningful impact and strengthen YSEALI network

Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. Department of State’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, 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 of leaders who work across borders to solve common issues.





December 2019 - February 2020

August 2020 - January 2021

(Virtual Activities)

April - October 2021

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July 2022

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