Earth Champions Program​

Building knowledge and leadership capacity of the future stewards of our society for socio-economic wellbeing, sustainability and equity (WiSE)

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.

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WHY ECP?

Our current unfettered economic growth model is leading to immense environmental crises. The crises are in turn impairing human life in varying sectors such as health, security and the economy. This compounding rate of negative consequences will inevitably be harsher, if environmental expertise is not integrated into the decision-making process. 

ECP takes young people through the process of becoming Planetary Stewards – citizens who are aware and knowledgeable of the world around us and take action to be its custodians, from their respective fields.

Learn

Selected fellows will receive a specially designed training and year-long mentorship on Planetary Stewardship

Lead

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

Act

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

Upcoming Program

ECP 2021

February - March 2021

Eligibility

We are looking for University students currently enrolled in the 1st and 2nd year, who are curious about the various social, economic and environmental issues that permeate our world today, and are interested in bringing positive changes to address these issues by practicing active citizenship.

Application Process

The participants will be selected based on the written application and an interview for shortlisted candidates. We are looking for young minds with the potential and motivation to take a stand.

Application deadline is January 31, 2021 (extended).

FAQs

This year, BYEI is selecting participants from all across Bangladesh. Anyone currently enrolled in First or Second year of University in any discipline is eligible to apply

Yes. Young people who have completed their HSC/ A Levels/Equivalent examinations but haven’t enrolled in a Bachelor’s program are eligible to apply to ECP.

Yes. Every participant has to form an Earth Club in their respective school/college/university 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.

The program is free. The total cost for the program is about BDT 40,000 which will be covered as a scholarship from BYEI. However, there is a registration fee of BDT 2000 (fee waiver available on fulfillment of conditions).

The 3-day long Orientation will be held in a residential setting at or near Dhaka.

Prospectively, the Earth Camp will be held in early February, 2021.

Yes. Every selected participant MUST attend the Orientation. The applicants are requested to seek parental consent in this regard before applying.

The participants will be selected based on the written application, and an interview for shortlisted candidates. We are looking for young minds with the potential and motivation to take a stand.

Yes. On completion of all phases of the program, the participants will get a certificate of Achievement.

For any queries, email [email protected] or call at +88 01671 179 028

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Program Structure

The program follows the 4C Framework, an international leadership framework that we have adopted and tailored to take ECP Fellows through the process of becoming Planetary Stewards and more effective leaders.

Curriculum

ECP entails an interdisciplinary curriculum that emcompasses the various facets of cross-cutting environmental issues

Why You Should Apply?

  • Gain knowledge on the Earth and Environment
  • Gain key leadership skills to be able to be more effective in their respective fields
  • Be on a process of self-actualization which would lead to them becoming Planetary Stewards
  • Be capable of building a sphere of influence in their community to build habits and behavior that are consistent with environmental sustainability, social and economic equity.
  • Be able to amplify the voices of youth to reach key decision makers and prepare themselves to become the agents of change.
  • Receive technical and financial support to develop projects with their respective environmental clubs, communities or institutions