Equity Initiative fellows are talented young leaders from the Southeast Asia region. The 2016 inaugural cohort of 15 fellows and the 2017 cohort of 19 fellows work in government, NGOs, academic institutions, and the private sector in Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
THE EQUITY INITIATIVE
Empowering The Next Generation Of
Leaders For Health Equity
The fellowship program is designed to expose fellows to health equity challenges, debates, and innovations, further develop their leadership competencies, and to connect them with one another and others to motivate, inspire, and generate social commitment to join in local, national, and regional action for health equity in Southeast Asia.
During the one-year fellowship term, fellows will participate in 5 in-person events totaling about 6 weeks in which they will interact with world-class faculty and key actors in health equity and development, globally and regionally.
The fellows will gain knowledge, expert and peer support, and an opportunity to develop and implement an individual or collaborative equity action project with seed funding.
The fellowship is designed for young professionals to accompany full-time work. Fellows are required to attend all five Fellowship Events as well as participate in online learning. The fellowship is fully funded entailing 6 weeks of dedicated travel and learning. It is expected that fellows will network with their peers and wider swaths of multidisciplinary professionals and will become members of a global community with shared interests and goals for social justice in health.
The Equity Initiative fellowship program seeks a diverse mix of applicants from a wide range of professional sectors. All candidates must complete the online application form to be considered. Candidates will be vetted by nomination committees and chosen by a regional selection committee. Selection is highly selective with attributes prioritized by the selection committee to achieve a mix and balance of Fellows for optimal peer learning.