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Climate Reality PH opens Project Niche with East-West Center

The Climate Reality Project Philippines, in partnership with the Hawaii-based East-West Center and youth-led environmental group Wavefarers, is inviting young climate advocates to submit project proposals to “Project Niche: Advocacy Pitch.”

Launched last July 5, Project Niche aims to empower the youth to conceptualize and implement community-based projects on climate action and sustainability. It culminates the month-long campaign of the Youth Cluster entitled “Niche 2021: My Space in the Climate Space,” which aims to highlight the multidisciplinary nature of solving the climate crisis and help young climate advocates jumpstart their climate advocacies.

Who can apply?

Applications are encouraged from emerging young climate advocates who are:

  • High School or College Students in groups of no more than three (3) members
  • Eager to solve a local climate problem
  • Willing to participate in pre-pitch and post-pitch activities

Interested participants may submit their proposals for projects in the fields of Agriculture, Waste, Industry, Transport, Energy, and Youth Empowerment.

Why apply?

One (1) winning team will be chosen from each of the six (6) above-mentioned sectors. Each winning team will receive up to PhP 10,000.00 seed money for the implementation of the project.

Aside from the seed money, successful applicants will also receive the following:

  • Exclusive seminars and workshops from The Climate Reality Project Philippines
  • Mentorship opportunities from climate experts and youth leaders
  • Invitation to participate in the upcoming Global Training of The Climate Reality Project

The East-West Center’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Fellowship Program will provide financial and capacity-building support for the development and implementation of the projects.

How to apply?

All interested participants are required to pre-register here. Pre-registration will run until July 12, 2021 (Monday, 11:59 pm). 

To learn more about the application process, please visit the Facebook (@climaterealityPH), Twitter (@ClimateRealPH), and Instagram (@climaterealityph) accounts of the Climate Reality Project Philippines.

For inquiries or concerns, please email youthcluster@climatereality.ph.

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ABOUT THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT PHILIPPINES

The Climate Reality Project Philippines is a collaborative, diverse, and multi-disciplinary community of Pinoy Climate Reality Leaders innovating to find solutions to the climate crisis through skills-sharing, value-formation, and capacity-building activities; mobilization; and institutionalization of nation-building efforts towards an inclusive, empowered, and transformed Philippines.

ABOUT THE EAST-WEST CENTER

The East-West Center is an independent non-profit institution for public diplomacy that promotes cooperation among the people and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. through research, education, and dialogue on critical issues affecting the region.

ABOUT WAVEFARERS

Wavefarers is an environmental organization that aims to enlighten the youth about environmental issues, empower the youth to take action, and equip them with the tools and knowledge needed to do so through projects, initiatives, and communication.

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