DURATION: 04/01/2016 - 08/01/2016
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

YSEALI Generation: Youth Unite against Drugs was a five-day regional workshop for 30 leading youth leaders from Southeast Asian countries between the ages of 18-35. The conference was held in Yangon, Myanmar, from August 3-7, 2016. Through interactive lectures, hands-on workshops, networking, and exposure activities, the selected YSEALI delegates explored three key issues related to drug demand reduction (DDR): studying the effects of drug use on individuals, their communities, and countries; understanding the context in which drug production occurs; and learning about holistic efforts to reduce drug use, including public awareness and advocacy campaigns.

In addition, YSEALI Generation: Youth Unite Against Drugs offered opportunities for young leaders to develop ideas on how to reduce demand for drugs and collaborate with peers from neighboring countries to jointly carry out projects.