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Participants of the YSEALI Marine Accelerator Program announced!

Save Philippine Seas is pleased to announce the emerging conservation leaders that will join the 2021 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Marine Accelerator Program (MAP)!

The YSEALI MAP is a project of Save Philippine Seas and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines. It aims to advance the capacity of emerging leaders and influencers in Southeast Asia to scale up or expand initiatives that improve regional cooperation and address maritime and inland waterway issues. The eight-week synchronous and asynchronous program runs from April-June 2021, bringing together 62 participants leading 32 initiatives across the region.

The initiatives and participants are:


CyanEcoTech for Waste-Dumping Behavioral Change (Amrithvatey Kim, Oudom Vong and Arunroth Ven)


Griya Luhu: Digital Waste Bank (Ida Bagus Brasika, I Dewa Gde Sathya Deva and I Gede Marta Wiguna)

Elasmobranch Project Indonesia (Maula Nadia and Faqih Alghozali)

Patharian movement (Julia Tapilatu, Martenchi Wanggai and Clara Ismayanti)

Mapping biofouling condition in Indonesia (Lana Azkia, Sugandi and Suci Frimanorozi)

Indonesian Outstanding Seas (IOS) Game (I Gusti Bagus Krisna Bayu, Farah Zhafirah and Acacia Araminta Mourniaty)

Youth Based River School Initiative Program (Helmi Caesar Caesar and Dwi Fitri Maharani Maharani)

SEAUT (Sustainable and Ecofriendly Action by Youth for a better Tomorrow) (Devita Sari)

Laos PDR

Wildlife Conservation Through Ecotourism (Phonesuck Inthavong, Suvit Chuekongyang, Somli Silvilai)


Mabul Plastic Free (Yumi Chia)

Perhentian Eco Education Project (Siti Naquiah Fadzil)

#DemiLaut (Haaziq Ibrahim, Joel Cheah and Jover Nuevaespana)


Save Irrawaddy Dolphin Campaign (Nyein Ko)

Myanmar Coastal Conservation Lab (MCCL) (Zun Pwint Oo, Nyan Lin Htet and Zun Pyae Oo)

The Philippines

Seantinel (Bryce Narciso Mercines)

Sa Ngalan ng Lawa (Jord Earving Gadingan and Axel Catapang)

Save the Reef Grazers Project (Garnet Gaia Diaz, Margotte Gaia Diaz and Arian Culminas)

Artivism 5.0: All Rivers Lead to the SEA (Valerie Lorraine Tan)

Cloop: Grassroots Recycling Livelihoods for Underserved Communities (Ryanne Nicole H. Alava, Glenn Ongpin and Leslie Anne Yasis)

Salin PH (Krishia Pauline Ellis, Donna Mae Formalejo and Jonas Marie Dumdum)

Act Now for RaNow: Bato Lake Cleanup Operation (Eric Mirabueno, James Nathaniel Refugio and Patrick John Reyes)


East Coast Beach Plan (Yasser Amin)


Blue Sweep (Sitta Marattanachai, Nicholas Eng and Mark Cheng)

Refill Station (Chanin Srisuma)

Voice of Water (Natporn Losakul, Pawattapum Charoensuk, and Wipatsaya Srimanoi)


Community-Based Fisheries Monitoring Group (Joãozinho Martins)

Teaching basic education on marine ecology to the coastal community (Justaquiu Fabiano Lasi)


Water and Land Conservation (Feliciano Soares and Julio Borromeu)

Water Conservation (Zaquiel do Carmo and Cornelio Deus)


Green Ocean Campaign (Tu Nguyen and Son Nghiem)

GreenJoy (Vo Nguyen)

The MAP program will include workshops on problem analysis, monitoring and evaluation, storytelling and visual communications, sustainability planning, resource mobilization, strategic partnerships, and cross-border collaboration. Participants will also get a chance to receive up to $2,000 in project grants to scale up and sustain their initiatives.

For inquiries, please contact YSEALI MAP Project Manager, Mr. Bryan Madera, at


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