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
35-40 fellows will be selected competitively from all over Bangladesh.
5-day long residential Earth Camp will take place in early Jnauary.
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
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.
Implementation of Environmental Action Projects. Fellows will identify an environmental problem in their communities and will develop ideas and solutions to address it.
Successful fellows (who meets all the requirements) will be recognised in a graduation ceremony and receive fellowship completion certificate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Participation in the Earth Camp is mandatory, one can not graduate as ECP fellow without completing the camp.
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.
Yes. On successful completion of the fellowship program, all the fellows will be recognised in a graduation ceremony.
No, the program will primarily be conducted in Bangla but where appropriate English will be used as well.
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.
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