Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit youth organisation working with young Bangladeshis to address environmental issues. BYEI seeks to create a new generation of enlightened young Bangladeshis who have the knowledge, skills, awareness and networks necessary to provide leadership on environmental challenges and opportunities.
BYEI was established in 2009, as a group of university students keen to improve awareness and engagement among their peers. BYEI now has trained and engaged young people from all over Bangladesh, with BYEI chapters and Earth Clubs established at higher secondary and higher education institutions across Bangladesh. Key achievements have included establishment of its signature Earth Champions Program scheme, and establishment of the National Earth Olympiad.
The BYEI has established itself as a key organisation in the environmental sector, run by youth, for youth. Click here to find how you can get involved,
Our vision is to build an economically prosperous and environmentally sustainable Bangladesh through nurturing enlightened leaders and active citizens.
Our mission is to empower Bangladeshi youth with skills, ideas, experience and leadership capacity, while creating momentum through small-scale projects and initiatives that involve youth and their communities to address environmental issues today, and become our next generation of environmental leaders.
These are the values which we strictly adhere to and form the basic foundation of our work ethics.
- Respect, Honesty, and Integrity
- Transparency and Accountability
- Equality and Tolerance
- Team work and Innovation
Goals and Objectives
- To promote awareness on local and global environmental issues, among youth and the wider population
- To promote Youth leadership on Environmental and Climate Change issue
- To create a space for youth to advocate on environmental issues, to influence government policies on climate change, mitigation and adaption, environmental regulations and clean energy.
- To build knowledge and skills among young people on appropriate technologies, initiatives and approaches for meeting environmental challenges and opportunities
- Creating networks between the BYEI and other key organizations and institutions, including government, to amplify the impact of our work
- Connecting with youth throughout Bangladesh as well as globally to create an international youth environmental movement