Wednesday, June 22, 2011

International Climate Champions 2011 : Call for Applications

International Climate Champions 2011 : Call for Applications

British Council India invites applications for International Climate Champions Programme 2011

150 International Climate Champions across India with a passion for the environment and an interest to mitigate the effects of climate change are making a difference. Join them and explore a gamut of opportunities to make a difference in the fight against climate change.

As a British Council International Climate Champion, you will raise awareness, address impacts through a project and contribute to the growing international consensus on the need to tackle climate change. We will support you with training and guidance as well as opportunities but the ideas and time will come from you.

International Climate Champions is a youth oriented programme run by the British Council in partnership with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). This programme is part of British Council's global project called 'Climate Generation' which is delivered through a network of Climate Champions across 60 countries and eight Regions. It is directly aimed at young people aged 18-21 and through them will engage leaders and influencers in the society, as well as reaching out to the wider community. Climate Generation engages young people with a proactive interest in climate change and wish to take positive action at local, national and international levels.

Who can apply?
If you are:
-an Indian citizen
-aged between 18-21 years (as on 26 June 2011) and
-have a climate change project idea that can make a lasting impact on your community, nationally, internationally
then we want to hear from you.

How to apply?
Read the Terms and Conditions

If you meet the criteria click here to apply online

Your application should reach British Council by 26 June 2011 5pm

Before you proceed with filling the application, here are a few things to note:
There are some questions that require detailed answers, so gather your thoughts before you start filling it.

Two sections in the application, will require some thinking before you start writing:
Section 2 - In no more than 150 words tell us why you want to become an International Climate Champion. Illustrate your interest and the work you have been involved in so far in the area of Climate Change and Environment
Section 3 - In no more than 350 words, describe the project you would like to undertake as an International Climate Champion. Please ensure that you cover the points below in your description.
* Your project's aim and objectives
* How you will implement your project?
* Finances required for your project and how you intend to fund the same?
* What your project will achieve (the impact and lasting legacy)?
* How you plan to measure the impact?

Go ahead and apply. if successful, you will become part of this growing network of Climate Champions who are working in 60 countries across the world to make a change.

For any queries
North India: Reesha Alvi

West India: Chetan Mehta

East India: Radhika Singh

South India: Kumaran Sriram
Further Details:

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