How Best Can You Address An Environmental Issue within your School Community?
We are in the midst of a global climate crisis, and we want to hear students’ own views on how best to address an environmental issue within their communities!
In line with the theme of this year’s World Environment Day – #OnlyOneEarth – that calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet, ECOTRUST with funding from Standard Chartered Bank Uganda (SCB(U)) is organizing The Climate Change Innovation Challenge 2022 for secondary schools in the Kampala Metropolitan Area.
The challenge is meant to encourage students to use their critical-thinking and research skills to come up with a solution to an environmental issue affecting their community. The students will report on the problem and their proposed solution through an “action plan” and an itemized budget.
Finalists and potential winners of the Climate Change Innovation Challenge 2022 will be selected from among all eligible entries / proposals reviewed by the panel of qualified judges; based on the following numerical point system;
Innovative Action plan ideas
Action Plan Presentation (Powerpoint) (30 points)
Overall Team Effort
Quality of Writing
The Official Event – 8th July 2022
The Climate Change Innovation Challenge Final Event will be held on the 8th of July at Gayaza High School from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, in observance of the theme of this year’s World Environment Day #OnlyOneEarth – that calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet. The event will emphasize the critical importance of involving the youth in conservation and expound on SCB (U)’s commitment to the Net Zero Agenda.
Ten (10) schools – shortlisted from all eligible proposals submitted for the competition – will be invited to attend this event and defend their proposals in front of the panel of qualified Judges. The top 5 winning schools will each receive USD 1000 courtesy of SCB (U).
The event will be attended by members of the press, staff of Standard Chartered Bank Uganda (SCB(U)), ECOTRUST, officials from the Ministry of Water & Environment, KCCA and the Ministry of Education & Sports among others.