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Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP)

Announced in 2016, the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP) is a three month program that brings together social entrepreneurs from Australia and ASEAN member nations.

A2ELP is designed to:

  • enhance the leadership potential of participants
  • strengthen and expand people-to-people, professional, and institutional networks between Australia and Southeast Asia
  • showcase contemporary Australian and Southeast Asian creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The program also aims to highlight Australian and Southeast Asian creativity and innovation in social impact and demonstrate the role of business in driving social change.

As the ASEAN Economic Community develops momentum in the years ahead, this sector is widely identified by many experts as a way to contribute to rapidly evolving economic changes.

2022 program

The 2022 Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program will be in a digital online format, with the potential for in-person networking once travel resumes.

Participants will gain expertise from leading regional experts, entrepreneurs, government, community leaders and business, as well as other benefits including high-level mentoring and access to the alumni network.

Five Australian representatives and 10 ASEAN representatives (one from each ASEAN country) will be selected.

For more information, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the 2022 Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program website.

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