Undergraduate Leaders' Program 2021

About Sahaya

We are the creators, shapers, and movers of the future not only just for the Asia-Pacific region but also for the rest of the world. With the theme, “Sahaya: Science and Arts Harnessing the Youth’s Advocacies”, this year’s Undergraduate Leaders’ Program will be hosted by the University of the Philippines from 18 – 29 October 2021.

Sahaya means light and hope in the Tausug language of the Philippines, and we envision that through ULP 2021 youth leaders of the Asia-Pacific will uphold and embrace interdisciplinary, people-centered, and environmentally sustainable approaches and solutions to meet emerging challenges in the Asia-Pacific in an increasingly globalized world.

Undergraduate Leaders' Program 2021

Anchoring on the meaning of Sahaya in the Tausug language of the Philippines, which is light and hope, the ULP 2021 aims to expose youth leaders of the Asia-Pacific to interdisciplinary, people-centered, and environmentally sustainable approaches and solutions to meet emerging challenges in the Asia-Pacific in an increasingly globalized world. 

ULP 2021 will immerse youth leaders to the challenges of a developing country in the Asia-Pacific through a 12-day program of virtual lectures and workshops with proactive and interactive sessions on creativity, innovation, and empowerment together with local and international experts from the fields of Science and the Arts.

By joining the ULP 2021, youth leaders will gain a multifaceted perspective on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia-Pacific region and be equipped with necessary knowledge and skills on production of video blog or vlog and critical digital literacy which aims to develop active and engaged thinkers and creators in digital environments.

As an output for the program, youth leaders are expected to propose solutions to these emerging challenges by producing their own video blog or vlog.

Participants will also have the chance to meet exemplary leaders in their respective fields such as in good governance, environment and climate change, biofortification, and  agriculture, among others.