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10-16 October 2022

 Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Pathum Thani, Thailand

Applications Closed

Youth Energy Academy
10 - 16 October 2022
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

Are you committed to building renewable and fair energy systems?

Do you think community energy is  part of the solution?

Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, locally appropriate, and renewable energy for all needs a faster and more inclusive transition that engages citizens and communities in meaningful ways. Young people have a crucial stake in designing the future, bringing energy and creativity to cultivate innovative solutions. 


The Youth Energy Academy is an intensive 7-day program that introduces the challenges, opportunities, and approaches for youth to take an active role in contributing to the energy transition at the community level, with a focus on small-scale, decentralized applications. This fun program encourages you to dream big, take small steps, and have no fear to fail! Learn more about YEA here.


Team Application Requirements

  • 3 to 4 team members

  • 18 to 35 years of age;

  • A passion and interest in climate action, sustainability, renewable energy, community development, entrepreneurship, and related topics;

  • An initial idea of a problem or project in a community that can benefit from a small-scale renewable energy solution;

  • South or Southeast Asian Nationals currently residing in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, or VietNam;

  • An ability to understand and communicate well in English;

  • Willingness to take an active role in the YEA


Note: YEA does not cover visa, insurance, or health-related expenses for selected participants. This includes any medical exams, treatment, certificates, etc. Visit this link for updated entry measures to Thailand. 

Application Process 

  1. Read carefully about the programme and the FAQs;

  2. Download the Team Summary template and coordinate with team members to complete their information. Uplade the form in PDF Format as "first name of the focal person_Country" (example: Ana_Philippines); and 

  3. Complete and submit the application form, including the Team Summary, in collaboration with team members by 22 August 2022 at 23:59 (UTC +7).

Keep in Mind!


Only complete team application submissions will be considered;

A minimum of 3 members is required. If selected, additional members can be considered.

Short video submission for the Team's motivations are welcomed and encouraged. Get creative!

Teams with a gender balance and diversity of expertise and backgrounds are encouraged. No previous knowledge is required; previously-selected teams include members with backgrounds in engineering and energy, community work, business, project management skills, etc. Women are encouraged to apply!

Team members are not required to have the same nationality, as long as all reside in the same locale and intend to develop a project idea together. YEA targets nationals of developing countries in Asia.  AIT students and alumni are encouraged to apply. 

Full scholarships will cover travel, shared on-campus accommodation (with the exception of AIT students), and training materials for selected participants.  

For more information on the application process please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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