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Applications for the SEA Camp Summit 2022 now open!

Building on the success of the SEA Camps and SEA Campus implemented from 2015 to 2021, Save Philippine Seas (SPS) and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines are pleased to announce applications for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) SEA Camp Summit!

Due to the easing of Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) restrictions, SPS will organize an intimate gathering* of U.S. government alumni who have ideas to mobilize fellow alumni for marine conservation and maritime issues. The gathering will take place in Oceans Month, on June 24-26, 2022, in Metro Manila. The three-day, two-night summit has the following objectives: (i) Brainstorm on different ways to mobilize U.S. government alumni in the Philippines for marine and maritime issues; and (ii) Select one idea to be implemented with a seed funding of PhP100,000.00.

The idea to be implemented must carry the theme of World Oceans Day, “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean.” Implementation will be from July-September 2022 (3 months).

The gathering will also be an opportunity to celebrate achievements in marine conservation of US government alumni in the Philippines.

Interested applicants must apply through the online form. Applications open on Friday, May 13, and end on May 27. Selected participants (approximately 20pax) will be informed of their participation on May 31.

Applicants must answer two questions in the application form:

  • What socio-civic advocacies have you been involved in from 2019-2022? What role did you play in these activities? What were the outcomes? (max 300 words)

  • How do you think YSEALI alumni can best be mobilized for environmental and marine conservation activities? What would an active network look like? What activities and issues should be prioritized? (max 300 words)

For any inquiries, please email SEA Camp Summit Project Manager Bryan Madera at

*Please note that only fully vaccinated applicants may apply and attend the in-person gathering.


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