Implementing Partner of ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ASEAN DSE)’S Enablement Session for Underserved Youths



Three decades after ASEAN was established, ASEAN leaders recognised that: there remained inadequate shared prosperity, ASEAN awareness and contact among the people of ASEAN. It was of this concern that ASEAN leaders established ASEAN Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia, at ASEAN’s 30th Anniversary Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 15 December 1997.

The ASEAN Foundation is an organisation from and for the people of ASEAN. The Foundation exists because of one vision: to build a cohesive and prosperous ASEAN Community. As an ASEAN body, the Foundation is tasked to support ASEAN mainly in promoting awareness, identity, interaction and development of the people of ASEAN. For more information, visit:


ASEAN DSE is a flagship programme under the ASEAN Foundation’s partnership with SAP, and it has been running for five years. It’s a regional data analytics programme with the enablement session as one of its programmatic segments. It is a data analytics training using SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). Considering the positive feedback given by participants on the implementation of the enablement session in 2021, the ASEAN Foundation and SAP will re-implement the enablement session for underserved youths across the ASEAN region. It specifically is targeting at underserved youths aged 15-35 years which fall under the following defined groups:

▪ Youths living in slum area, remote area, or tier 2/tier 3 cities

▪ Youths with disabilities

▪ Youths from certain ethnic group

▪ Youths from certain gender identity

▪ Youths with no access to or lack of access to technology

The inclusion of the above groups of youths is essentially relevant to the main goal of the programme which is to bridge digital divide among the 10 AMS and reach out to a large number of youths regardless of their socio-economic background. The ASEAN Foundation and SAP will collaborate with potential working partners which have a vision and missions to provide technology-oriented skills and relevant skills needed for the Industrial Revolution 4.0. These working partners will implement the enablement sessions targeted at the youths mentioned above. It is mandatory that these partners have access to the youths.


The ASEAN Foundation and SAP have been running ASEAN DSE for five years in a row. Through its enablement sessions, the programme has been able to train and capacitate over 22,000 youths, inclusive of underserved youths, and 2,200 lecturers across the 10 AMS with data analytics skills using SAP Analytics Cloud. The programme supports the realisation of ASEAN Work Plan on Youth and Education 2021-2025, the ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025, and the ASEAN Declaration on Industrial Transformation to Industry 4.0. Page 2 of 3

In 2022, the programme will re-implement the enablement session targeting at min. 4,000 underserved youths with data analytical skills using SAP Analytics Cloud.

As such, the ASEAN Foundation and SAP are seeking TWO interested not-for profit organisations based in the ASEAN region to be the implementing partners of the enablement sessions for underserved youths.


The implementing partners of the enablement sessions must meet the following requirements:

▪ Having access to underserved youths from at least 5 ASEAN Member States

▪ Are not-for-profit organisations

▪ Having experience in conducting capacity building programmes for youths

▪ Are based in the ASEAN region

▪ Are not affiliated with any political parties


The following are the specific roles and responsibilities each partner has to undertake:

▪ Hosting a 4 to 5-hour virtual enablement session, led by an SAP trainer

▪ Getting 5 – 20 participants to fully participate in the enablement session with an SAP trainer. All of them will be the master trainers, giving post-enablement sessions to underserved youths after the enablement session

▪ Providing a good Internet connection for the virtual enablement session with an SAP trainer

▪ Nominating/identifying someone to assist with classroom management/translation requirements if necessary

▪ Conducting post-enablement sessions for at least 2,000 underserved youths, led by the master trainers, within four months upon the completion of the enablement session. These post-enablement sessions shall be conducted virtually or on-site. Any expenses spent on the post-enablement sessions will be born by the implementing partner using the awarded grant.

▪ Promoting ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition to all underserved youths trained and encourage them to participate in the competition. Further information on the competition:


The following table outlines particular deliverables which EACH working partner is required to achieve along with their timelines:


Deliverables Timeline
1. Enablement session with an SAP trainer hosted February – March 2022
2. A report on the implementation of the enablement session led by an SAP trainer, relevant photos of the session, and list of attendees. Report template and attendee form will be provided by the ASEAN Foundation February – March 2022
3. Two virtual monitoring meetings between the ASEAN Foundation and the working partner during the implementation of post-enablement sessions to discuss the progress of Deliverables 4 and 5 achievements End of April and end of May 2022
4. At least 1,200 underserved youths trained End of May 2022
5. At least 2,000 underserved youths trained End of June 2022
6. A final report on the entire sessions (enablement and post-enablement sessions), relevant photos of each post-enablement session conducted, and a final list of underserved youths trained. Report template and attendee form will be provided by the ASEAN Foundation End of June 2022

The above time frame is subject to adjustments and shall be discussed between the ASEAN Foundation and working partners.


The ASEAN Foundation and SAP will award the grant of USD 10,000 to EACH of the TWO selected working partners to implement the enablement session and post-enablement sessions.


The grant will be disbursed in the three tranches as follow:
1. 30% after Deliverables 1-2 are completed
2. 50% after Deliverables 3-4 are completed
3. 20% after Deliverables 5-6 are completed


Any eligible organisation keen to apply for this opportunity is required to send the following documents:

  1. A brief proposal which outlines the organisation’s experience in doing capacity development
    programmes for the youths and proposed work plan to achieve all the set deliverables,
  2. Organisational profile, and
  3. Copy of the organisation’s legal entity

The above documents are sent to [email protected] and CC [email protected]


Wednesday, 16 February 2022


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