Youth leaders from across Southeast Asia will converge in Manila in June for a summit on youth-led innovations and initiatives.

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) is inviting young leaders and innovators from Southeast Asia to join the SEA Youth Summit 2023 slated for June 27 – 28, 2023. Interested participants are invited to submit and share their youth-led programs that contribute to transforming education. Selected individuals will be invited to present their initiatives at the upcoming Youth Summit.

The summit is envisioned as a space for young people in Southeast Asia to deepen the discussions and take greater ownership of the Youth Declaration on Transforming Education in the Region.

Selected youth leaders will share their programs and initiatives and, together with other youth participants across the region, propose an action agenda and concrete recommendations that would result in a deeper commitment to transforming education in Southeast Asia.

The event will serve as a platform for sharing insights and initiatives and learning from the practices that are working on the ground. It hopes to spark new ideas and inspire collaborative actions to bring the Youth Declaration forward in concrete steps.

Individuals, youth organizations, young leaders, and innovators who are proud to share their successful youth-led innovations and initiatives that have proven impact and have been implemented in the last three years can submit their entries by filling out this online form at

Deadline for submissions is on Apr. 30, 2023. For further details, you may refer to the Call for Youth-Led Innovations Guidelines. Joshua Manalo