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: https://aseanfoundation.org


ASEAN DSE is a flagship programme under the ASEAN Foundation’s partnership with SAP, and it has been running for six 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). In the last two years, the enablement session targeted not only tertiary students and lecturers but also underserved youths across the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS). Considering the positive outcomes of the sessions for underserved youths, this year the ASEAN Foundation will re-organise the sessions. The sessions will target underserved youths aged 15 to 30 years, having interest in data analytics and falling under one of the following categories:

  • Youth living in tier 2/tier 3 cities
  • Youth with different abilities
  • Youth from certain ethnic group
  • Youth with certain gender identity
  • Youth with no access 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 as many youths as possible regardless of their socio-economic background. The ASEAN Foundation and SAP are seeking to partner up with potential working partners which have a vision and missions to empower youths, particularly underserved youths, with relevant skills to enable them to have better opportunities for their future. These working partners will support the ASEAN Foundation and SAP to implement the enablement sessions targeted at the youths mentioned above. It is mandatory that these partners have direct access to the youths.


The enablement session is an SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) training session, aimed to provide underserved youths with understanding of SAC and its functionalities/features for data analytics. Through the enablement session, trained youths will be introduced to SAC and its functionalities/features and exposed to data analytics skills as well as other entailed skills such as critical thinking skill and problem-solving skill. The youths will have the opportunities to do hands-on exercises which will help them understand the SAC and its functionalities/features and gain relevant skills (data analytics skill, critical thinking skill, and problem-solving skill).

The ASEAN Foundation and SAP have been running ASEAN DSE for six years in a row. Through its enablement sessions, the programme has been able to engage and capacitate 33,360 youths, inclusive of underserved youths, across the 10 AMS with data analytics skills using SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). The programme supports the realisation of ASEAN Work Plan on Youth and Education 2021-2025. It is also aligned with the ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025 and the ASEAN Declaration on Industrial Transformation to Industry 4.0.

The ASEAN DSE enablement sessions for underserved youths will be targeting at least 4,000 underserved youths trained with data analytical skills using SAC. The ASEAN Foundation and SAP are seeking any interested local not-for-profit organisations or social enterprises (“working partners”) to support the implementation of the enablement sessions for underserved youths.


The enablement session aims to:

  • Provide underserved youths with the understanding of the SAC and its functionalities/features for data analytics
  • Equip underserved youths with data analytics skills and other relevant skills (problem-solving skill and critical thinking skill) § Promote the ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition: www.aseandse.org


The working partner of the enablement sessions must have the following qualifications:

  • Having access to underserved youths with the specific categories mentioned above (please see Justification Section)
  • Being a not-for-profit organisation
  • Having experience in conducting capacity building programmes for youths
  • Based in one of the 10 AMS
  • Not affiliated with any political parties
  • Having a legal permit to operate in one of the 10 AMS or more



The following are the tasks and responsibilities each partner will have to undertake:

  • Selecting 5-10 youths who will be the trainers/facilitators of the enablement sessions for underserved youths. They must have good English proficiency as they will join the 3–4-hour enablement session (the training of trainers) conducted in English.
  • Ensuring 5-10 youths dedicated to be the trainers/facilitators join the online 3–4-hour training of trainers which will be led by an SAC expert from SAP
  • Getting at least 1,000 underserved youths to join a series of enablement session
  • Conducting a series of 3-4-hour enablement session for at least 1,000 underserved youths by 31 May 2023. One of the enablement sessions must be organised onsite
  • Ensuring that each youth partaking in the enablement session has access to a laptop/PC. This is one of the requirements for participants to partake in the enablement session.
  • Ensuring that each youth joining the enablement session has completed minimum requirements pertaining to the enablement session to ensure that they will be claimed as end-beneficiaries.
  • Promoting ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition to all underserved youths trained and encourage them to participate in the competition. Refer to competition website for more details: www.aseandse.org


The ASEAN Foundation and SAP will award a total grant of USD 4,000 to each selected working partner. No additional grant will be provided to each working partner.


The selected working partner is required to achieve the following deliverables within the set timeframe:


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


Any organisation keen to apply for this opportunity is required to send an application package through https://bit.ly/NPO_ESUY:

  1. A brief proposal, outlining the qualification of the organisation in facilitating IT-related capacity buildings to underserved youths and proposed timeline for the enablement sessions. The proposal must include the organisation’s prior experience in managing youth capacity building sessions.
  2. A copy of a legal document presenting the legal establishment and operation of the organisation


The shortlisted organisations will be invited for the interview for further assessment. Selected organisations will be notified after further assessment upon the interview sessions.


Friday, 27 January 2023


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