Sunday, February 17, 2019

Indonesian Young Thought Leaders on Environment 2019 (Fully Funded)

The program calls for Indonesian 3rd or final year students and fresh graduates (bachelor and masters) to submit an essay on environmental issues.
This competition is fully organized in English.

Indonesian Young Thought Leaders on Environment 2019 is a mentorship program aimed to transform young individuals with knowledge, expertise and passions into agents of change in promoting evidence-based policies to protect environment and improve lives.

The program is organized by the World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI Indonesia) in partnership with the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) since 2015. Starting this year, this program is also supported by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)'s Anti-corruption Learning Center (ACLC).

Call for essay: January 25th – March 5th, 2019

The program calls for Indonesian 3rd and final year students or fresh graduates (bachelor and masters) to submit an essay on corruption in natural resources sector. The essay competition will be followed by leadership training camp and internship at the World Resources Institute offices in Jakarta and Washington DC.

The 2019 IYTL on Environment program calls for passionate Indonesian youth to explore the linkage between exploitation of natural resources and corruption in one or more of these focus areas: Forestry, ocean and energy. You need to define what corruption means and how massive exploitation of natural resources is a form of corruption. Further, you need to elaborate how such corruption impacts the economy, environment, and people; and how the use of data and information can fight corruption in natural resources sector. In writing your essay, please choose a geographical area of your choice (e.g. cities, provinces, districts).

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Following the essay competition, top 20 individuals will be invited to participate in a thought-leadership camp where participants will receive trainings from sustainable development experts. Top 3 finalists will get a chance to join an internship program at WRI Indonesia, and the winner will spend one month in WRI Washington DC for an internship program. All cost associated with these activities will be borne by WRI Indonesia. 

To be eligible, you must fulfil all of the following criteria:
  • 18 – 26 years old;
  • Third or final year students in a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme in any field of study OR within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme;
  • Hold Indonesian citizenship;
  • Available to be in Jakarta for the Thought-Leaders Camp as part of the selection process (only for the top 20 individuals).

Essay Criteria:
  • Form: Essay (900-1200 words)
  • Language: English
  • Font: Arial/Times New Roman, Size 12
  • File type: Word document (.doc or .docx)
  • Deadline: 5 March 2019, 11.59 pm WIB
  • Individuality: Individual work expected, no group work allowed
  • Citation: All sources must be cited and referred to the respective part in the essay

Essay Submission:Submit your essay, scanned copy of identity card, and scanned copy of student card through this form. 

05 March 2019 

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