Climate Reality PH, East-West Center, open applications for Project Niche

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Climate Reality PH, East-West Center, open applications for Project Niche

07 July 2021, Quezon City—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 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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