The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bayer are looking for enthusiastic young green leaders from Kenya and 18 other countries, who can demonstrate leadership and an active commitment to tackling environmental challenges. 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.
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 top two applicants will be awarded the title of Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and will represent Kenya, along with fellow envoys from 18 other countries, during a week-long, all-expenses-paid study tour to Germany from 10-15 November 2013.
To enter, applicants must write a comprehensive summary of an attainable environmental project in their community or school in no more than 300 words – before 31 August. 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.
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.
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.