The ASEAN Youth Fellowship (AYF) is a leadership development programme that aims to grow and connect emerging young leaders with a focus on public, private, people sector collaboration. It is organised by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) in partnership with
the National Youth Council (NYC).

The programme was inaugurated in 2018 to commemorate Singapore’s Chairmanship of ASEAN. Most recently, the second run of the Fellowship took place from 28 September to 5 October 2019.

Programme Objectives

The AYF is a by-nomination only programme. It aims to provide leadership development and build a strong network among up-and-coming leaders while exposing them to further opportunities in the region and enhancing social innovation in ASEAN.

During the programme, participants have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with senior policy-makers and thought leaders, as well as participate in exclusive institutional visits and learning journeys to key facilities and organisations in Singapore and the region.

Participants are nominated through partner organisations that work closely with the SIF and NYC. Upon completion of the programme, ASEAN Youth Fellows are committed to:

Forge stronger ties and closer partnerships among the Fellows

Expand and strengthen the connectivity among the youth of ASEAN

Enhance youth development

Endeavour towards greater social impact


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