Earth Champions Program (ECP) is the signature youth environmental stewardship program of BYEI designed to equip aspiring change-makers of Bangladesh with environmental knowledge and leadership capacity to be an agent of change for a just and prosperous Bangladesh.

Extended Deadline: 30 Nov, 2022



Selected fellows will undergo a uniquely designed year-long curriculum, training, and mentorship on environmental stewardship.


Fellows will establish an Earth Club or Chapter at their respective institution and exercise leadership


To implement the learnings, fellows will develop and  execute  Environmental Action Projects

Program Benefits

The ECP 2022 Journey

Selection of Fellows

Oct - Dec 2022

35-40 fellows will be selected competitively from all over Bangladesh.

Earth Camp

Dec 2022 / Jan 2023

5-day long residential Earth Camp will take place in early Jnauary. 

Knowledge Session

Feb - Apr 2023

Online sessions to further deeepen the knowledge on specific topics. And fellows will undertake field visits to ecologically important sites for hands-on learning and expereinces

Earth Club Formation

May - Jul 2023

Fellows will work towards setting up an Earth Club or Chapter at fellow’s respective institution. Fellows will receive funding, mentorship and guidance from the BYEI in this process. 

Environmental Action Project

Jun - Aug 2023

Implementation of Environmental Action Projects. Fellows will identify an environmental problem in their communities and will develop ideas and solutions to address it. 

Graduation Ceremony

Sep 2023

Successful fellows (who meets all the requirements) will be recognised in a graduation ceremony and receive fellowship completion certificate. 

Who can apply



I am currently studying in third year. Am I eligible to apply?

Yes, third year university students are eligible to apply but for ECP 2022 cohort, preference will be given to first and second year university students while third year applicants maybe considered for exceptional merit.

I have finished my HSC/A Levels/Equivalent but have not enrolled in University yet. Can I apply?

No. Students who passed their HSC/A Level/Alim or equivalent level  but haven’t enrolled in a Bachelor’s program by the application deadline are not eligible to apply to ECP 2022. You can apply for ECP 2023.

How many participants will be selected for the program?

For ECP 2022 cohort, BYEI will select 35-40 fellows competitively from all over the Bangladesh. We aim to select equal number of male and female fellows.

Is the Earth Club or Chapter formation compulsory?

Yes. Each fellow will have to form an Earth Club or Chapter in their respective university/college after the successful completion of Earth Camp. If there is already an Earth Club at their respective institution, the active participation of the ECP fellows in the same is mandatory.

What is the cost of the program? How much I have to pay?

The total cost for the fellowship is about BDT 100,000 that includes tuition, food, accommodation, travel, field vitis, grants for projects and club. The entire cost of the fellowship this year will be covered by generous scholarships from the BYEI with support from our lead sponsor U.S. Embassy Dhaka and other partners.

Do I receive any money if I get selected?

Fellows will receive grants to implement their project ideas and earth club formation but no money will be given for getting selected but all the expenses of the fellowship will be covered by BYEI.

Where will the Earth camp be held?

The 5-day long  Earth camp will take place  in a residential setting in Bangladesh. Previous camps took place in Sitakundu, Chattogram, Gazipur, Dhaka and Savar, Dhaka. The venue for 2022 will be informed to the selected fellows in December 2022.

When will the Earth Camp be held?

Prospectively, the Earth Camp will be held in December 2022/January 2023. The exact dates will be communicated to the selected fellows later in early December.

Is participation at the Earth Camp compulsory?

Yes. Participation in the Earth Camp is mandatory, one can not graduate as ECP fellow without completing the camp.

How will the participants be selected?

The participants will be selected based on the written application, and an interview for the shortlisted candidates and further assessment maybe conducted as per the need. We are looking for young minds coming from diverse socio-economic background with the potential and motivation to take a stand for environmental and climate  justice in Bangladesh.

Would I get any certificate for attending the program?

Yes. On successful completion of the fellowship program, all the fellows will be recognised in a graduation ceremony.

What will be the medium of language for the program? Do I need to be proficient in English?

No, the program will primarily be conducted in Bangla but where appropriate  English will be used as well.

For further details or queries, please write at [email protected] or call at +880 1601 445679

The Organizer

Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative (BYEI), a nonprofit run by youth for youth, was set up to educate, empower and inspire the Bangladeshi youth to take action for a more just, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous Bangladesh. We believe that a new generation of planetary stewards with consciousness, capacity, and motivation to act can transform the vision of a just, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous Bangladesh into a reality.

Supported by

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Embassy of the United States of America

Associate Partners

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