Call for participants for online climate change training programme
The British Council in partnership with Co-operation Ireland are calling for young, inspired people in Northern Ireland to join an online training programme to help tackle some of the biggest issue facing our planet.
Their Active Citizens: Social Action for Climate Change programme is open to those aged 18-30 years old who have an interested in creating a better future and want to build on their project management skills and work on a real campaign for change. Over a two-week period in March, successful applicants will take part in several online workshops and carry out a group social action project, with the support of trained facilitators.
To be considered for the programme, applicants must have some active experience of participation in youth groups, youth projects or volunteering and have a strong sense of responsibility towards sustainable development, climate change and / or environmental protection.
It is hoped through the programme that people will be able to turn their innovative ideas for sustainability into reality, as well as build local and international connections, develop skills and have the exposure to ensure their ideas make a difference.
The training is part of the British Council’s global programme around the COP26 UN international climate change conference, which takes place in Glasgow in November 2021. The British Council is working with partners across the whole of the UK and worldwide to support the success and legacy of COP26 by creating opportunities for cooperation, dialogue and action that address the shared challenges of climate change.
To apply for the programme, please send an expression of interest email to [email protected] with your name, age, location, email address and short biography (approx. 100 words). The biography should detail any past projects, paid / voluntary work and social issues you are passionate about tackling. Entitle your email: Expression of Interest-Active Citizens Programme.
The deadline to apply is Monday, March 15, 2021. For more information on the programme and applicant specifications, visit British Council Northern Ireland’s website: https://nireland.britishcouncil.org/active-citizens-social-action-climate-change
The Active Citizens: Social Action for Climate Change programme continues the British Council’s work, building connection, understanding and trust between people in the UK and overseas through arts, education and English language teaching. To find out more about their work in Northern Ireland visit nireland.britishcouncil.org or follow on Twitter: @BCouncil_NI, Facebook or Instagram.