The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Marine Accelerator Program (MAP) is a program to advance the capacity of emerging conservation leaders and influencers from Southeast Asia to scale up or expand initiatives that improve regional cooperation and address maritime and inland waterway issues. Thirty-three initiatives were chosen to participate in the MAP, bringing together 62 participants.
The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Marine Accelerator Program has chosen 10 projects to receive US$2,000.00 of seed funding to support their activities in the next six months.
Learn more about the projects below!
Save Irrawaddy Dolphin Campaign
The Save Irrawaddy Dolphin Campaign envisions a future where locals cherish and protect irrawaddy dolphins as a “National Treasure” through full legal and financial support from the Burma government and INGOs.
Waste-Dumping Behavioral Change
aims to build engagement and open the conversation about solutions to replace single-use plastics.
The Youth Based River School Initiative Program
aims to transform environmental awareness into a culture for the community of Banda Aceh.
The Patharian Movement aims to tackle the problem of habitat degradation, especially of black coral, in the area of Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia.
aims to establish strategic partnerships to achieve its goal of modernizing traditional fishers towards
a sustainable culture.
Artivism 5.0: All Rivers Lead to the SEA
tackles issues surrounding river ecosystem and marine ecosystem degradation, focusing primarily on raising awareness of how human activities directly affect the river and marine ecosystems.
aims to reduce packaging
waste generated by Filipino urban cities.
East Coast Beach Plan
started as an initiative to build awareness and motivation for people to tackle plastic pollution. Since then, it has grown to be a community driven platform in which people can organize their own cleanups and share their efforts.
is an (in)convenience store with selected products from sustainable partners that helps make living a low-waste lifestyle easy for the public.
Teaching Basic Education on Marine Ecology to the Coastal Community
focuses on teaching Basic Ecology and Marine Ecology to school children in the coastal community of Timor-Leste.
Green Ocean Campaign
is an initiative that aims to limit marine waste pollution by proposing eco-friendly lifestyle solutions for residents and encouraging proper recycling.
About YSEALI MAP
The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Marine Accelerator Program (MAP) is a program to advance the capacity of emerging conservation leaders and influencers from Southeast Asia to scale up or expand initiatives that improve regional cooperation and address maritime and inland waterway issues, such as illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; river or marine ecosystem degradation; or marine debris.
Successful applicants to the YSEALI MAP will attend a virtual workshop from April-June 2021. Participants will also get a chance to receive up to $2,000 in project grants to scale up and sustain their initiatives.
The YSEALI MAP is a project of Save Philippine Seas and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines.
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