Search Begins for #Kenya’s Young Green Leaders! Applications are now open


 

Via my superstar fellow climate change certified freak  @CaroleMungo

Mwanyuma Hope Mugambi (C) won the Young Environmental Leader Award 2012. With her is Bryan Coll (L), UNEP and Michael Preuss (R), Bayer

Nairobi, 08 July 2013 – Are you a young Kenyan aged between 18 and 24 years? Are you passionate about the environment? Here is a chance for you to become a UNEP-Bayer Young Environmental Envoy!

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bayer are looking for enthusiastic young people who can demonstrate leadership and an active commitment to tackling environmental challenges.

The top two applicants will be awarded the title of Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and will represent Kenya, along with fellow envoys from 19 other countries, during a week-long, all-expenses-paid study tour to Germany from 10-15 November 2013.

To enter, write a comprehensive summary of an attainable environmental project in your community or school in no more than 300 words. The project should provide a solution to an environmental issue affecting communities in Kenya. The summary should outline the key objectives of the project, how it will benefit local people, the resources needed to make it a success, and how the proposed project can support other environmental efforts.

More information on the Young Envoy programme and the application process is available at: http://www.byee.bayer.com/en/kenya.aspx

The envoys’ study tour to Germany will have a strong focus on environment and industry. Through a series of interactive workshops, talks and site visits, participants will experience at first-hand how the latest technology can be applied to environmental protection.

Launched in 1998, the UNEP-Bayer Young Environment Envoy Programme aims to improve knowledge of environmental issues among young people and support them in developing and implementing projects on sustainable development, conservation, green technology, and other environmental issues in their own communities.

After completing their year as Young Environmental Envoys, participants become members of an alumni network that brings together past envoys from all participating countries. The network acts as a support group for envoys implementing their own environmental projects, and as a forum where young people can share experiences on environmental issues.

To apply for the 2013 Young Environmental Envoy Programme, send your 300-word project summary to children.youth@unep.org and copy damaris.kimosop@bayer.com by 31 August 2013.

The subject of the email should be Bayer Young Environmental Envoy 2013.

For more entry details, please visit http://www.byee.bayer.com/en/kenya.aspx

Media contact:

Waiganjo Njoroge, UNEP Newsdesk (Nairobi) on +254 20 7625261 / +254 723 857 270 or E-mail: unepnewsdesk@unep.org

– See more at: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2723&ArticleID=9565&l=en#sthash.BTvSGq4K.zPufjDlt.dpuf

Disclaimer: Iam, in no way, related to the organisers. Please forward your applications and comments to them. 🙂 Thank you, Brian

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