Announcing the Participants of the 2019 YSEALI Workshop on Eco & Sustainable Tourism

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February 6, 2019 — The Asia Foundation is pleased to announce the participants of the 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Workshop on Eco & Sustainable Tourism, a program of the U.S. Department of State. The week-long workshop will take place March 4-8, 2019 in Luang Prabang, Laos, bringing together 50 participants from ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste to learn best practices from industry experts and develop a regional network of peers.


Aminah Faizah Kaharuddin
Wei Lee Chin

Bunly Say
Puthea Chea
Sarin Roeun
Sokhorng Kry

I Gede Adi Septiawan Koriawan
Mutiah Mutiah
Putu Pitanatri
Toni Sitania
Yoana Kristiawati
Yun Pratiwi

Alisa Luangrath
Maxly Inthaxai
Miss Phengphanh Southivong
Nalinh Inlatsamy
Phouthasone Khouangvichit
Saysamone Singbandith
Souliphone Dalavong
Souvit Chuekonhya
Thiladeth Sivixay
Xaiykhamla Maliya

Lai Cheng Wong
Muhammad Cheema
Rhonwyn Hagedorn
Samantha Liza Durit

Arkar Htun
Cing Deih Kim
Ei Su
Khaing Phoo

Bryan Tomas McClelland
Clareziel Ladringan
Clark Ross Bautista
Kimberly Jane Lim
Rafael Ignacio Dionisio

Ang Hong Chua
Dexiang Chen

Manita Vivatsethachai
Napas Somsawad
Sarocha Sunthornthip
Thanakrit Thongfa

Dircia Belo
Emmanuel Correia Maia
Kerry Galhos
Shella Smith da Cunha

Hai Ly Thi
Huong Vu
Ngan Nguyen
Thanh Nguyen
Yen Le

About the Workshop

Launched in 2013, YSEALI is the U.S. Department of State’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community of leaders who work across borders to solve common issues.

The 2019 YSEALI Workshop on Eco & Sustainable Tourism will showcase innovative approaches to sustainable tourism and socially-responsible business practices through field visits to successful small and medium ecotourism enterprises, and allow young innovators and entrepreneurs from across ASEAN and Timor-Leste to connect with each other and with participating experts. Throughout the workshop, participants will showcase projects, receive mentorship, explore opportunities to expand their work, exchange ideas on how to foster sustainable and socially-responsible tourism initiatives in their communities, and find avenues for building sustained economic development in their communities. The workshop is supported by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by The Asia Foundation.

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

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Related locations: Laos
Related programs: Leadership & Exchanges
Related topics: YSEALI
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