British Council DestinationZero innovation challenge 2021 (£5,000 funding and coaching)

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Application Deadline: 14 February 2021

Pitch your climate innovation to us by 14 February 2021. Win £5,000 funding and coaching to bring your idea to life.

#DestinationZero is an innovation challenge for people aged 18 to 35 who want to tackle climate change and make a positive difference to the world.

We’re looking for ideas that will help communities move closer to zero carbon emissions or adapt to the effects of climate change.

Requirements

You must be 18 to 35 when you apply, and be a resident of one of these countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Participants must be living in their respective country at the time of applying and for the duration of this project.

You can apply as an individual or as part of the group, and you can submit more than one innovation.

Benefits

You’ll receive:

  • £5,000 financial support for each winning innovation by the end of March 2021
  • coaching sessions between April to August 2021.

If your innovation is at the idea phase, this financial and technical support will help to prototype it. If the innovation has already been tested, the support will help in its implementation.

How to enter

Share a 60 second video with the hashtag #DestinationZero on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.

The deadline is 14 February 2021 at 23.59 UK time.

In the video, please say your first name, your age and where you are from, then pitch your climate innovation idea. Innovations could include new business models, new scientific innovations, community initiatives or climate warning systems.

On 28 February 2021, the selection panel will review the video submissions. Then they will invite 20 participants to provide further information about their innovation idea.

On 16 March 2021, the selection panel will announce 10 successful innovations.

If our selection panel choose your climate innovation, you will receive coaching support and a grant of £5,000 to help you bring your idea to life.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Council DestinationZero innovation challenge 2021

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