The National Earth Olympiad or NEO is a knowledge and environmental stewardship movement to create the next generation of scientists, scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, who will champion and strive towards a more just, fair and sustainable world by restoring ecological balance on our planet Earth.
Only a new generation of environmental stewards with socio-political consciousness can transform the vision of a just, fair and sustainable Bangladesh and world into a reality.
All school/college students enrolled in classes 8 to 12 and private candidates of equivalent levels are eligible to participate.
Air and water pollution represents a serious environmental problem, causing thousands of premature deaths per year, and seriously impacting economic activities and ecosystems. The World Health Organization says 12.6 million people died due to environmental causes in 2012. The impact falls disproportionately on children and the poor, especially in less developed countries like Bangladesh. Unfortunately, Bangladesh has the most polluted air in the world and Dhaka is the second most polluted capital city, according to a new study by Greenpeace and AirVisual.
Hence, NEO 2019 theme is chosen to bring ‘Air & Water Pollution’ into public consciousness and policy discussion.
This year’s divisional rounds will take place on July 20, 2019 through an android mobile application. Please see how to register section to download and take the exam. The paper will be 1 hour long, consisting of approximately 80-90 multiple choice questions.
After making through the divisional round, toppers from each division will receive Green Day Training (GDT), a training session dedicated to nurture the leadership skills of the participants and instill the importance of environmental concerns in them.
This year, GDT will take place on July 26, 2019 at Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) in Bashundhara R/A.
After completing GDT, all the divisional toppers will join the NEO festival on July 27, 2019 which will be held in Dhaka at IUB. The NEO Festival will include the final round of the NEO along with interactive sessions with top environmental experts to facilitate a bridge between experts and future leaders.
The top four of the final round will have the opportunity to represent Bangladesh in the 13th International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) to take place in Daegu, Republic of Korea.
After making through the divisional round, toppers from each division will receive Green Day Training (GDT). GDT is a specially designed young citizen lab to impart understanding of interconnected environmental issues through interactive games, puzzles, simulations, etc. It also helps young citizens develop their leadership skills and instil motivation to act on tackling the local and global environmental issues. The overarching goal of the GDT is to create a nationwide network of empowered young citizens who will act as a catalyst to bring about positive socio-economic and environmental change.
Those who successfully complete the GDT, will be recognised as a NEO alum and receive a certificate of completion. This year, GDT will take place on July 26, 2019 at Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) in Bashundhara R/A.
Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative is established as a youth nonprofit organisation working to raise environmental awareness, build youth capacity, and nurture the next generation of leaders for socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable development of Bangladesh.Learn more Facebook