Congratulations to the UP Diliman team for winning the Championship!
This is an effort to bring together great young minds of the ASEAN to find meaningful discussion and solutions to pressing environmental issues, and give the ASEAN a venue to forward its concerns to the global community. Know more about the project by visiting the different pages found in the top navigation panel.
About the Event
Where: Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines
When: 7-12 April 2014
Debate at AWDC 2013 (from SEAYEN)
Eco-debates featured in ASEAN Water Dialogue Conference, Thailand
3 November 2013
In partnership with the UNEP-Southeast Asian Youth Environment Network (SEAYEN), the Great ASEAN Eco-Debates was launched in Bangkok, Thailand last 25-27 September 2013 along with the ASEAN Water Dialogue Conference 2013.
A debate was held with the proposition "This house believes that it is high time for ASEAN states to create new avenues for youth." An evaluation of the audience's opinion on the matter was conducted after the debate. People who answered "I don't know" before debate decreased.
According to Piao, one of the core organizers of the Eco-Debates, this means that the audience "might have gained knowledge from [the] debate and [decided to] agree OR not agree [to] the motion."
Learn more about SEAYEN at http://seayen.org/
Call for volunteers temporarily suspended
Please stay tuned as we iron out details of this project!
U.S. Department of State Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Winners!
19 July 2013
The Great ASEAN Eco-debates, Association (GAEA) has been awarded by the U.S. State Department the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) grant (of up to $25,000) in recognition of the "ingenuity and hard work" of the project proponents.
The AEIF was started in 2011 and aims "to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. The competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects that utilize skills and knowledge they have gained through their exchange experiences."
Robbie Yasi, project leader of GAEA, was a participant of the Study of the US Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues in 2010.
You may learn more about the AIEF at https://alumni.state.gov/aeif.