6th AFMAM 2020: Call for Applications is Now Open!

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What?

The ASEAN Foundation is pleased to organise the 6th ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting 2020 (6th AFMAM 2020) in Hanoi, Viet Nam. This year, the model ASEAN Meeting targets tertiary education students across the ASEAN region and the Australian New Colombo Plan Scholars to understand diplomacy and how decision-makers of ASEAN Member States address regional issues at the various ASEAN meetings. Following the success of last year’s AFMAM, the 6th AFMAM 2020 will involve “ASEAN Plus Australia” mechanisms supported by the Australian New Colombo Plan.

The 6th AFMAM 2020 will address the thematic focus of “The Role of ASEAN and Australian Youths in Promoting Networking and Cooperation to Build a Clean and Green ASEAN Community through Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Protection of the Environment” in accordance with the 2020 Viet Nam Chairmanship and the Plan of Action to Implement the ASEAN-Australia Strategic Partnership (2020-2024). Be prepared to engage with the ASEAN and Australian delegates!

Why?

The 6th AFMAM 2020 promises an authentic experience to understand ASEAN affairs and putting greater emphasis on single-use plastic reduction and its impact to the environment. It is also an interactive process where YOU, the students, will role-play various levels of ASEAN officials engaging in various levels of meeting simulations. This is going to be an interesting and delightful experience!

Take a snapshot peek of the previous events in 201520162017, 2018, and 2019!

When and where?

The 6th AFMAM 2020 will be running from 23 to 28 July 2020* in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Other important dates are:

10 March 2020

Call for applications

17 April 2020

Deadline of application submission

18 April – 14 May 2020 ­

Applications assessment and selection

15 May 2020

Teams announcement

18 May – 18 July 2020

Online workshop for selected teams

22 July 2020

Arrival

23 – 24 July 2020

On-site coaching workshops

25 ­– 27 July 2020

Simulation exercises

28 July 2020

Institutional visit

29 July 2020

Return

How?

ASEAN interested students are required to form a team of seven that comprises six students from tertiary education level as Team Members and one faculty/academic member as Team Advisor. All must be ASEAN nationals and same nationalities in the team.

Teams comprising members and advisor from different universities/institutions, various academic backgrounds, and promoting gender balance are considered advantageous. Persons with disabilities and those from education institutions outside the capitals are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

  1. Team Members:
  • Enrolled as a student of tertiary education institution taking diploma or undergraduate studies (or equivalent level) from any disciplines at education institutions in the ASEAN Member States when the programme takes place
  • Between 18 and 25 years of age when the programme takes place
  • English proficient, verbal and written
  1. Team Advisor:
  • Faculty/academic member (lecturer or teaching assistant) of a department or faculty of a tertiary education institution in the ASEAN Member States when the programme takes place
  • 25 years old or older on 22 July 2020
  • English proficient, verbal and written
  • Role of Team Advisor
  • Focal point of the Team
  • Lead and guide the Team
  • Advise and coach the Team related to content (possessing general knowledge on issues related to the AFMAM thematic focus)
  • Allocate time to participate in two to three online preparatory coaching sessions
  • Provide constructive inputs for the improvement of AFMAM

Please register HERE! For your own convenience, we strongly suggest that you have all the following information and documents of all Team Members and Team Advisor ready at hand before starting data entry:

  1. Personal data
  2. Full face photo in soft copy (please ensure your file is in JPG or JPEG format and does not exceed 500 KBs)
  3. Letter of recommendation from respective department/faculty/university/education institution for each person (please ensure that your file is in PDF format and does not exceed 500 KBs). This is written in free format on letterhead paper signed by authorised official of your institution verifying the following:
  1. For Team Members: name, department, faculty, and the current semester you are at
  2. For Team Advisor: name and current status at the institution
  1. List of five most noteworthy personal achievements of each applicant (please share not more than 5 achievements briefly and concisely, do not write a CV!)
  1. A Team’s essay on “The Role of ASEAN and Australian Youths in Promoting Networking and Cooperation to Build a Clean and Green ASEAN Community through Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Protection of the Environment” in accordance with the 2020 Viet Nam Chairmanship and the Plan of Action to Implement the ASEAN-Australia Strategic Partnership (2020-2024) in not more than 500 words.

USEFUL TIP: Before completing the form, firstly put all your files (be mindful of the required specifications!) in one folder for easy access.

In addition to the above requirements, please submit a 1.5-minute creative video that introduces each personnel (both Team Advisor and Team Members) along with their respective achievements. Post it on YouTube account of one of the team’s personnel and share the video link in the designated space in the application form.

USEFUL TIP: If your video link is too long, please use Bitly (https://bitly.com/), a URL shortening service and link management platform conveniently available online, to shorten it. Please do not infringe other parties’ copyrights relating to your video!

See BELOW for the acceptance process of your applications!

What will you get?

  • Free registration/application
  • Round trip air travel from the capital city of the country of origin to the venue in Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • Accommodation and meals
  • An exciting and unforgettable lifetime experience with us and your peers from other ASEAN Member States and Australia

Time will not wait!

Please submit your Team’s application by 17 April 2020, 23.59, Jakarta time. Don’t let go of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of becoming a cadre of future ASEAN young leaders!

*****Only successful applicants will be notified*****

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