APPLY NOW for Climate Entrepreneurship Academy: Forging Tomorrow’s Leaders.
Application deadline is December 15, 2023.
Few issues are as complex and multifaceted as climate change. Meeting the many pressing challenges that climate change presents, and is forecast to present, is an urgent, global priority. According to the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, “the world needs leaders in all sectors who can connect the massive economic opportunity of clean energy to the moral imperatives of addressing climate change and protecting all communities and ecosystems.”
And this is where you come in. The Youth Assembly Climate Entrepreneurship Academy will help emerging leaders address and connect the moral imperative and opportunity. For a young entrepreneur, it is a once-in-a-generation calling.
Breakthrough Energy, a venture founded by Bill Gates to invest in startup companies accelerating innovation in sustainable energy, identify “five grand challenges” that will need to be tackled to mitigate or prevent the worst-case scenario impacts of climate change: how we plug in, make things, grow things, get around, keep cool and stay warm. They note that tackling these will require, “unprecedented technological transformations in almost every sector of modern life”. The undertaking is both critical and massive, but if done right, “also a major economic opportunity that can promote growth, create jobs, and accelerate the transition to low-carbon development in a wide range of sectors,” according to the International Finance Corporation.
We need climate entrepreneurs. By responding to specific problems, demands, or gaps in the market, climate entrepreneurs help identify and pursue opportunities that deliver environmental benefits for the communities they serve and the world.
Climate Entrepreneurship Academy Fees
Includes: This Academy + the AFS Youth Assembly conference
- Dates: August 14-18, 2024
- Double room – $2950
- Single room – $3250
- Round-trip flight arrangement
- Airport transfers
- Visa application and fees (if applicable)
- Travel/healthcare insurance
- Personal incidentals and expenses
- Transportation outside the programs
Scholarships for the Climate Entrepreneurship Academy
Scholarships are now available for the Climate Entrepreneurship Academy!
Scholarships for the Youth Assembly Academies cover the program registration fees, which gives you access to everything listed as included in the program, plus a travel stipend in the form of a reimbursement for your transportation costs.
Candidates must meet all of the requirements below to be considered eligible for this scholarship:
- Ideal candidates are actively working, studying, or researching in the Climate, Climate-Tech, and/or Sustainability field(s). If they are a student, they should be majoring in a related field (STEM, business, law, etc.) and be able to demonstrate at least 1 year of relevant experience in the Climate/Sustainability space (internship, work, research, etc.);
- Have never attended the AFS Youth Assembly before;
- Be between 18 – 32 years old at the time of application;
- Be able to actively participate in program sessions conducted in English;
- Have the ability to secure a travel visa and travel to the United States (the Academy is an in-person event).
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