Just found out that I have been selected as a leader mentor for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Generation EARTH Workshop to be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia in April. This program is funded by a grant from the Embassy of the United States in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and administered by Cultural Vistas and Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Siem Reap Campus. This workshop will connect 72 young leaders from the 10 ASEAN member nations to work with leader mentors from the United States and ASEAN countries focusing on the development of action plans to address environmental challenges facing Southeast Asia and the world. As a leader mentor, I will have the opportunity to assist in providing virtual activities for program participants prior to the workshop, deliver a workshop session on youth engagement and partnerships in environmental advocacy, as well as serve as a mentor for a small team of young leaders representing the ASEAN member countries.
Look for more entries on this blog as the project develops. Thrilled to be traveling again to Southeast Asia, working with young leaders on environmental advocacy, and planning on bringing my experiences back to my students in Kearney, Nebraska!