The YSEALI Regional Workshop: “Enhancing ASEAN Human Capital in Health”, is a virtual event that will be held in January 2022 from Hanoi, Vietnam, with pre-workshop activities start from November 2021. This workshop provides a unique opportunity for emerging leaders from across Southeast Asia to bring together their unique potential, energy, enthusiasm, and creativity in order to promote the health and wellbeing of the ASEAN community.
This program will focus on building a strong network of young leaders from Southeast Asia who will be motivated and prepared to identify shared global health issues and work collectively toward multiple solutions. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to address some of the most pressing human capital issues in the region’s health sector through interactive plenary engagements, breakout sessions, group work, immersive lessons and success stories from many regional and U.S. practices.




Talks and speeches will target the questions of the hour, the most emerging health challenges in each country and ASEAN; and enhance ASEAN human capital in health in general. The workshop will also incorporate examples of the U.S. government and the U.S. private sector’s human capital investments in the region’s healthcare. Each talk and discussion will be designed to engage participants and speakers with different backgrounds in conversations in a solution-oriented way



By the end of the workshop, a network for Enhancing ASEAN Human Capital in Health will be established for young leaders to share best practices, learn from each other, and strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and ASEAN nations.



A small grant competition will be included in the workshop activities. Potential participants’ initiatives will have the opportunity to be funded through small seed grants and ongoing mentorship after the workshop has ended.



The guest speakers will include a range of USG alumni, U.S. and ASEAN business and civic leaders, outstanding healthcare experts and other young leaders from the USA, the ASEAN region, and Timor-Leste. They will lead informational, inspirational and interactional sessions to provide the best practices based on credibility and experience.

Speakers will be announced soon.



Engaging and dynamic online sessions with guest speakers will provide core leadership competencies to participants. Moreover, the combination of virtual discussions and interactive activities will create opportunities for ASEAN youth to express their perspectives in healthcare and human capital. With the macro perspectives and leadership skills, they will be encouraged to develop an action plan and explore how to put it into practice in the health sector.



The small grant recipients will also be qualified for an exclusive, intensive mentoring program for at least one months after the main workshop. The mentoring program will provide them with experts as their mentors in project implementation as well as in the health sector, which will empower the small grant recipients to run their projects during the pandemic.

Mode of operation

The program is expected to be conducted virtually, due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, with digital technology and virtual conference platforms. Details and further notices will be given later to participants