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UNEP Young Champions of Earth 2017

Last date to apply

 18 June 2017

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About UNEP Young Champions of Earth

UNEP Young Champions of Earth 2017 is designed for those innovative minds that have strong ideas to protect or restore the environment. The environment of our planet is under stress and the evidence is everywhere. The main motive of this competition is to get best ideas from the world to make the environment much healthier. Every year, six innovative minds (one from each global region) will be selected for UNEP Young Champions of Earth 2017. These six winners will get a chance to implement their environmental ideas on a big scale through seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship.

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UNEP Young Champions of Earth 2017 Important Dates

Event

Dates

Young Champions of Earth Application Begin

22 April 2017

Last date of Application Submission of Application Form

18 June 2017
(Midnight GMT)

Top 30 Regional Winners will be notified by 

Mid July 2017

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UNEP Young Champions of Earth Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region

Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and West Asia

Class/ Age Age between 18 and 30 on 15 November 2017 
Details
  • Only one entry is allowed per person.
  • Employees of Covestor, a major Competition sponsor, any other Competition sponsors, and the United Nations Environment Programme (hereinafter “UN Environment”) and the immediate family members of such employees are not eligible to participate in the Competition, either as applicants or as sponsors.
  • The term “immediate family” of such employees includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household as such employees, whether or not they are related to them.

UNEP Young Champions of Earth Reward

The winner of UNEP Young Champions of Earth will get a chance to make their environmental idea life. Winners will receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship. Here are the rewards mentioned below:

  • Top 6 winners will be selected from  $15,000 US Dollar in seed funding.
  • Attendance at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, December 2017, and the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 2018 (all expenses paid).
  • An introduction to over 100 environment ministers at the Champions of the Earth Gala Dinner.
  • Publicity and recognition through online and global media.
  • Access to high-profile mentors and customised training in communications, project planning, financial management, etc.
  • Participation in an intensive, one-week entrepreneurship course in Europe in the first quarter of 2018 (All Expenses Paid).

UNEP Young Champions of Earth Application form and Process

Candidates have to fill the online application form for participating in this competition. Candidates can visit the official website of UNEP Young Champions of Earth to fill the application form or click on the link given below. The last date to apply online for the UNEP Young Champions Application Form before the last date of application submission i.e. 18 July 2017.

Click here to Application Form

Steps to fill the UNEP Young Champions Application Form


STEP 1: Create ID & Password to open the UNEP Young Champions Application Form and note down the User ID and Password for all future references.

STEP 2: Candidates have to fill their personal details such as Name, DOB, Nationality, Contact Number and all the details as asked in the application form.

STEP 3: Candidates have to write a summary and a short biography about their big idea and all related questions there in. The filling of the application form is the lengthy process and thus the candidates can save the draft of the application form.

STEP 4: Candidates have to complete the declaration process before finalising the application form. Candidates are advised to stay updated with their EMail Id and note down the user ID and Password for all the future updates.

Submission of the UNEP Young Champions Application Form


The application form will be submitted through online mode only. Candidates can save or submit the application form before the last date of application submission i.e. 18 June 2017. No applications submitted after the deadline will be accepted. Candidates are advised to save draft while filling the application form as the process of filling the application form is quiet lengthy.

UNEP Young Champions of Earth Selection Process

There are mainly 3 stages of the selection for choosing the finalists of UNEP Young Champions 2017. 1.Preliminary, 2.Public and 3. Final Selection. A total of 30 Regional Finalists—five per world region—will be selected and notified by mid-July.

In the first stage of the selection process, the applications of all candidates will be judged by Regional Juries according to the following criteria:

  • The 3 Ps – The positive impact your big idea could have on the environment (planet) and society (people), and its financial viability (prosperity).
  • Demonstrated commitment – Bonus points may be awarded if you have already attempted to implement your big idea and can report on any trial runs, prototypes, or preliminary research results.
  • The 3 Cs – Evidence that you are a curious, courageous, and colourful individual.
  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - The potential contribution of your big idea to the attainment of the environment-related UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Sponsor – The strength of your sponsor’s recommendation.

UNEP Young Champions of Earth Contact Details

Robert Few
Head of News and Media
UN Environment
Phone No.: +254 207625211, +254 715 618 081
unepnewsdesk@unep.org

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