The Public Affairs Section of the U. S. Mission to ASEAN (USASEAN) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to implement a two-day “TechCamp” workshop during the week of August 21st in Jakarta, Indonesia, and to support follow-on activities after the workshop.

The workshop
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will bring together 40 young leaders (ages 20-35) from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) network, from all ten ASEAN Member States (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.) Under the theme “A Generation of Advocates - Developing Issue-based Campaigns”, the workshop will provide participants with digital literacy and communications skills, as well as skills to develop issue-based campaigns on transnational crime and security.

Upon returning to their home countries, participants will implement follow-on projects using the skills they learned during the workshop.

Eligibility for this NOFO is limited to not-for-profit organizations and social enterprises.

Expected Period of Performance:
July 10 2017 – March 31, 201 8. The majority of the partner involvement will be through August 31, 201 7. See section C for details.

Funding Amount:
US $100,00 0. Implementing partner (administrative) fees should not exceed $10,00 0. See section B for details.

All applicants should be familiar with OMB Circular 2 CFR Part 20 0. Before submitting an application, please read the entire NOFO package (https://go.usa.gov/xNEYC) and follow the outlined steps.

Applications that do not meet the application deadline, eligibility criteria, or do not provide all of the required information will not be considered.

The objective of this TechCamp “A Generation of Advocates - Developing Issues-based Campaigns” is to give young leaders and civil society organizations from the ten ASEAN countries the tools to be engaged as advocates and to make an impact in the areas of transnational crime and security.

The workshop will focus on the issues of transnational crime (with focus on human & wildlife trafficking and emerging humanitarian crises) and security (with focus on countering violent extremism).

During the workshop, participants will advance their digital literacy and communication skills and gain the technical/digital tools necessary to advance their advocacy on the core issues.

The specific program of the workshop will be determined in collaboration with U. S. State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) and USASEAN, and based on a pre-event participant survey that IIP will conduct.

After the workshop, participants will implement 6-month follow-on projects.

These follow on projects will be designed by the participants during the workshop.

Possibilities include:
create campaigns/online movements to organize their communities and advocate for change; train others in their communities and spread the knowledge they have gained; lead workshops in their own countries; conduct webinars or online courses; build mobile apps; connect effectively with the YSEALI network of over 100,000 members, etc.

40 emerging young leaders and/or civil society members who are currently engaged on issues of transnational crime (preferably in but not limited to:
human trafficking, wildlife trafficking, emerging humanitarian crises) or security (preferably in but not limited to:
countering violent extremism) in their communities.

All participants must be YSEALI members aged 20-35, proficient in written and spoken English, and citizens of ASEAN (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.) Timeline:
The two-day TechCamp will be held in the week of August 21, 201 7. Follow-on activities will last for 6 months after the workshop.
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Department of State

Agency: Department of State

Office: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Estimated Funding: $100,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Not-for-profit organizations and social enterprises

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Andrea AppellPublic Affairs Officer

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