With one week left until the deadline, applications are still open for the 2023 Max Thabiso Edkins Climate Ambassador Program! This six-month online program catalyzes youth climate leadership through peer-to-peer collaboration and learning opportunities with World Bank Group experts, the Global Youth Climate Network (GYCN), and Connect4Climate knowledge partners, enabling participants to take meaningful climate action. Ambassadors have the opportunity to learn new skills and create plans to implement campaigns and initiatives both in their communities and at a global scale. Please encourage your students and other young people ages 18-35 to apply by December 13th by spreading the word on Twitter and LinkedIn!
It is with great joy that we announce the opening of applications for the 2023 edition of the Max Thabiso Edkins Climate Ambassador Program!
After the successful outcomes of the 2022 edition, which empowered a worldwide cohort of 162 climate ambassadors to execute more than 300 climate actions in their communities at the local and global levels, it is YOUR turn to make a difference.
The example set by our dear friend and colleague Max Thabiso Edkins, who was a climate champion par excellence and a world-renowned driver of youth-led climate action, continues to inspire young people to step up their ambition and pursue their visions of a sustainable future.
To honor Max’s legacy and continue his work empowering young climate leaders, Connect4Climate is partnering once again with the Global Youth Climate Network (GYCN), an initiative of the Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) community of young professionals at the World Bank Group, to launch the 2023 edition of the Max Thabiso Edkins Climate Ambassador Program (MTECAP).
The MTECAP is a six-month online program that catalyzes youth climate leadership by enabling participants to: connect with one another; learn from World Bank experts and GYCN and C4C knowledge partners; and take meaningful climate action both in their communities and globally. The program offers a mix of technical and hands-on sessions providing the young ambassadors with in-depth knowledge and understanding of climate change and the related challenges explored in the World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan as well as guidance on how to creatively communicate their newfound knowledge for maximal impact.
By the conclusion of the program, each participant will be expected to have attended a predefined number of learning sessions and implemented three concrete climate actions in their community. All those who meet these criteria will graduate and receive a certificate of completion.
If you are passionate about our planet and ready to make a change, find out exactly what it takes to become a Max Thabiso Edkins Climate Ambassador below!
Applications will remain open until December 13th, 2022. We wish you the best of luck!