A fellowship programme to build your skills, expand your network, and take your conservation impact to the next level.

WHAT

Young leaders are already taking the future in their hands. Youth-led conservation efforts such as awareness raising campaigns, coastal clean-ups, online task forces to combat illegal wildlife trafficking via social media, amongst others, are already contributing to the fight against biodiversity loss.

fellowship for youth biodiversity leaders in the ASEAN region to take your conservation impact to the next level

to build your skills and expand your network

meet other young biodiversity leaders in your region and become part of a global network

learn about international biodiversity conservation policy: the CBD, post-2020 framework, NBSAPs and UN SDGs

get trained in systems thinking, meaningful youth engagement, successful project design, and more

WHO

Each year, 2 Youth Biodiversity Leaders will be selected from each ASEAN Member State to form a YBL Cohort. Youth Biodiversity Leaders are advocates and leaders of conservation efforts in their respective locations. They should:

18 – 35 years old

Citizen of an ASEAN Member State, residing in the ASEAN region

Member, coordinator or founder of a youth organisation, university nature club, or other community initiative for biodiversity

Must have experience with biodiversity projects (awareness raising, campaigning, conservation, etc)

Committed to all components of the YBL Fellowship programme

Able to communicate in English (written and spoken)

KEY TRAINING TOPICS & MODES

YBL 2023 ACADEMY

 

30 January – 4 February 2023

Singapore

Check out what the past YBLs have been up to in our blog!

Positive Leadership Training Reflections: Gretel Seet, GYBN SEA

As part of lifelong skills training for the ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Leaders (YBL), the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in collaboration with Positive Workplaces offered a Positive Leadership Training for YBLs and members of Global Youth Biodiversity Network...

Positive Leadership Training Reflections: Yin Yin Htay, 2020 YBL

As part of lifelong skills training for the ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Leaders (YBL), the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in collaboration with Positive Workplaces offered a Positive Leadership Training for YBLs and members of Global Youth Biodiversity Network...

Positive Leadership Training Reflections: Marilyn Dela Torre, GYBN SEA

As part of lifelong skills training for the ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Leaders (YBL), the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in collaboration with Positive Workplaces offered a Positive Leadership Training for YBLs and members of Global Youth Biodiversity Network...

In Action: Youth Internships in Protected Areas in ASEAN

Lao PDR Survey the land and make a map to demarcate the area for people to stop using the forest land to engage in agricultural production in the Phu Xieng Thong National Park. Changing wildlife cameras in 3 districts and 2 provincesWildlife seen from a camera...

Reflections from a 2019 Youth Biodiversity Leader: Porchhay Taing

by Porchhay Taing, 2019 ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Leader (YBL) for Cambodia As a 2019 YBL and participants to the YBL 2019 kick-off training workshop, I have learnt using systems thinking which deeply dig to the root cause of the issues which are useful for the...

Reflections from a 2019 Youth Biodiversity Leader: Kittikun Saksung

by Kittikun (Bright) Saksung, 2019 ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Leader (YBL) for Thailand Questioning, Learning and Striving towards our common goal! It’s been 2 years since the first kick start of the YBL 2019. I still remember how excited it was to fill the longest...

Reflections from a 2019 Youth Biodiversity Leader: Mark Liao

by Mark Liao Jun, 2019 ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Leader (YBL) for Malaysia I came back from the 2019 YBL in-person training with a better understanding and sense of unity among my peers from across the Southeast Asia region. All of us work to contribute back to...

Positive Leadership Training Reflections: Gretel Seet, GYBN SEA

As part of lifelong skills training for the ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Leaders (YBL), the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in collaboration with Positive Workplaces offered a Positive Leadership Training for YBLs and members of Global Youth Biodiversity Network...

PROGRAMME FUNDING COVERED

 ✔ In-depth training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to take their conservation impact to the next level

✔ For YBL Academy & other optional in-person meetings, if selected for that meeting:
Roundtrip economy airfare (only flights within Southeast Asia will be funded)

✔ For YBL Academy & other optional in-person meetings, if selected for that meeting:
In-country travel, accommodation, and general food expenses covered for the duration of the Academy

✔Visa fees if necessary

NOT COVERED

✖ Local transport to and from the participant’s home and departing airport for all meetings and workshops

✖ Medical Health or Life Insurance for participation in the YBL Academy and programme components

Deadline extended!

Apply by 

30 September 2022

23:59h GMT+8

QUESTIONS?

Disclaimer: Neither the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity nor the Global Youth Biodiversity Network and its sub-chapters and nodes will be liable to the participants for any liabilities, claims, actions, damages (whether direct or indirect, incidental, special, consequential and/or exemplary) of for any loss of life, bodily injury, medical or hospitalisation costs which may be incurred or arising out of or in any way connected to the participant’s registration or participation in the ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Programme.

ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Programme
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
aybp@aseanbiodiversity.org