The National Earth Olympiad or NEO aims to educate and create awareness about interconnected environmental issues among the younger generation, and to nurture the talents of young Bangladeshi high school students for environmental leadership.
All school/college students enrolled in classes 8 to 12 and private candidates of equivalent levels are eligible to participate.
While ensuring clean water is a challenge at present, ensuring a continuing source of clean water for the future is an even bigger challenge.In the context of Bangladesh, a large population of people are still dealing with the lack of access to clean water. Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations, NEO’15 aims to promote the importance of clean water. Theme for NEO 2015 is “Clean Water for Sustainable Development".
This year’s divisional rounds will take place on 26 December 2015 in 8 divisional cities. The paper will be 1 hour long, consisting of 80 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.
After completing GDT, all the divisional toppers will join the NEO festival which will be held in Dhaka. The NEO Festival will include the final round of NEO '15 along with interactive sessions with top environmental experts - to facilitate a bridge between experts and future leaders.
The opportunity that awaits for the top four of the final round is to represent Bangladesh in the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO). This time, toppers of NEO '15 will be sent to the 10th IESO that will be held in Mie Prefecture of Japan next year.
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 about BYEI