Deadline: August 10, 2022
Open to: applicants aged over 23 from the selected countries
Benefits: small grants competition for alumni of YPL programs
The United States (U.S.) Department of State, in partnership with Cultural Vistas, is pleased to announce the application launch for the 2022 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) TechCamp for Climate Action. The TechCamp will take place October 29-31, 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand.
The YPL TechCamp for Climate Action will bring young leaders from across the Pacific together with regional and U.S. leaders in the field of climate science and science communication to identify innovative approaches to climate resiliency and mitigation. Following the workshop, TechCamp participants will incorporate learnings and technologies to implement seed grant-funded projects to mobilize climate change stakeholders in their communities.
– Applicants must be at least 23 years old at the time of the TechCamp Workshop (born before November 1, 1999).
– Be fluent in written and spoken English.
– Citizen of one of the following YPL countries or territories: Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Islands of French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and the American-affiliated Pacific including American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Hawaii.
– Demonstrated professional experience in the field of climate science. Successful applicants will highlight relevant work experience on their resume in their application essays.
– Applicants must be available to travel in-person to Auckland, New Zealand for TechCamp programming. The workshop is scheduled to take place from October 29 through October 31, 2022. Arrival and departure dates to Auckland will be contingent on regional travel itineraries.
Alumni of YPL programs have an opportunity to apply for the YPL small grants competition. The competition provides funding for the Pacific region’s most promising young leaders to carry out projects that improve their communities, countries, and the region. Projects cover one of the four YPL themes: Education, Environment and Resource Management, Civic Engagement, and Social and Economic Development.