Wednesday, July 10, 2019

ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF) 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia (Funded)

The ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF) is a funded four-day intensive workshop which aims to cultivate the next generation of leadership in the ASEAN-Australia relationship. Delegates to the Forum will develop a deeper knowledge of the ASEAN-Australia relationship, foster stronger intercultural leadership skills, build a regional network of like-minded young people and design and implement projects to improve ASEAN-Australia relations. Delegates will leave the Forum as advocates and agents for increased partnership and collaboration between ASEAN and Australia.

The AAYLF will connect 40 outstanding young leaders aged between 18 and 29 who have demonstrated a capacity and commitment to solving the pressing challenges facing our region. Delegates will be a mix of students, artists, young professionals and entrepreneurs from across all 10 ASEAN nations and Australia. 

The inaugural ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF) will sponsor 40 outstanding young leaders from Australia and ASEAN member states aged between 18 and 29 years old to attend the Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The AAYLF is committed to empowering a diverse group of young people. It aims to attract influential young leaders from across all disciplines and professions including science, policy, business and the arts. 

Importantly, the Forum will bring together a fair representation of genders, abilities, regional/remote status, LGBTQI+ and those of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
As the AAYLF will be hosted in English, a strong command of the language is essential. Knowledge of an additional ASEAN language is an asset that will be highly regarded.


To apply for the AAYLF, potential delegates will need to meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Be aged between 18 and 29 years of age at the time of the Forum
  • Have a good command of English
  • Able to commit to completing an online pre-forum curriculum
  • Be available to attend AAYLF in Jakarta between 28 November and 3 December and meet any applicable visa requirements
  • Be actively engaged in current affairs impacting ASEAN member states and/or the ASEAN-Australia relationship
  • Be willing to act as an ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Leader for a duration of 12 months following the Forum
  • Hold a valid Australian or ASEAN member state national passport 

How to Apply:
The application process consists of both a written application and a video submission.
  • The written application requires you to draw on your own personal experiences, analyse current regional agendas, think critically and present innovative solutions. Download the written application here: AAYLF Written Application 2019.pdf
  • The video submission requires you to film a one minute response to: Why should you be selected as a delegate for the inaugural AAYLF, and how will you contribute to the vision of building stronger ASEAN-Australia relations?
The AAYLF will select delegates based on a whole-of-person approach, and the combination of a written application and video submission is an opportunity for you to express your individual identity, creativity and abilities. Check out our FAQs page for tips on how to submit a standout application!

05 August 2019