Two Indonesia’s Young Envoys Awarded Opportunity to Participate in BYEE International Forum in Germany
Having been through rigorous selection process since early 2012, two best students are chosen out of twelve finalists who are all awarded Bayer Young Environmental Envoy 2012 on September 11 in Jakarta. Based on assessments on relevance and impact of environmental projects conducted by these finalists, a panel consisting of Indonesian environmental experts and practitioners has selected Vincentius Dito Krista Holanda from Bandung Institute of Technology and Imam Hidayat from Hasanuddin University as the winners. Both will take a field trip in Germany on November 4-9, 2012 where they will have opportunity to learn about trends and perspectives in the field of environmental protection and sustainability. They will also be able to expand networks with other BYEE winners from 18 countries around the world, in an annual international environmental forum organized by Bayer.
Vincentius Dito Krista Holanda has also won “The Best Project” of BYEE 2012, and will represent Indonesia in a global-level competition, competing with other winners from 18 countries. Three best projects in the competition will receive funding support to proceed and develop their environmental projects at home country. The three international winners will be awarded as Bayer Young Environmental Leader 2012.
Through his project, Dito strives to enhance sustainable employments in creative industries by establishing a social enterprise which empowers unemployed women and provides non-profit consultancy services for people in Ciparay Village, West Java. Dito transfers necessary skills to the women, in order for them to be able to produce clothing and home appliances products made of patchwork. Besides creating an economic benefit for unemployment forces, this project creates another value for the environment, as it recycles unused textile waste.
In its ninth year of BYEE in Indonesia, Bayer jointly works with two local partners - Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and RARE Conservation. Both partners involve in promoting the program to selecting twelve highest-score finalists. The finalists have been undertaking their own environmental projects for three months, started from last July. In September 2012, they present the results before the panelists. The Bayer Young Environmental Envoys are Raden Rahardito and Rathi Nurwigha from Bogor Agricultural University; Muhammad Shidiq from Gadjah Mada University; Arief Rahmatullah from Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology; Fadila Ayu Hapsari, Imam Hidayat, and Musawwir from Hasanuddin University; Meydam Gusnisar from the University of Indonesia; Jalal Rosyidi Soelaiman from Jember University; Randi Sanjaya from Riau University; Reza Noegraha from Bandung State Polytechnic; and Vincentius Dito Krista Holanda from Bandung Institute of Technology.
Bayer Young Environmental Envoy is a collaboration of Bayer and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to educate young generation in environmentalism. At first, BYEE program was held in Asia in 1998 and was particularly focused on new emerging economy countries. Initiated in Thailand, BYEE program has expanded into Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Venezuela, and Vietnam. Argentina joined for the first time in 2010. For more information, go to: www.byee.bayer.com
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