YSEALI Marine Accelerator Program
Supporting initiatives to address maritime and inland waterway issues, and improve regional cooperation.
To advance the capacity of emerging conservation leaders and influencers in Southeast Asia to scale up or expand initiatives that improve regional cooperation and address maritime and inland waterway issues
The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative - Marine Accelerator Program (YSEALI MAP) supported emerging leaders and youth-led, community-based initiatives in the region through a virtual capacity-building workshop, grants, and mentorship.
The workshop topics of the virtual component included stakeholder analysis, monitoring and evaluation, storytelling, visual communications, and goal-setting. Participants had the opportunity to pitch for grants to grow their initiatives. From 2021-2022, YSEALI MAP supported 21 projects in the region that worked on addressing issues in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; river or marine ecosystem degradation; and marine debris.