Launching of the Youth for Climate Innovation Contest

Web.HCYU.28/5/2021. On the morning of May 28, Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee, in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, UNDP Viet Nam held a launch for the "Youth for Climate Innovation Contest" in Ha Noi.

The contest seeks solutions and innovative ideas from youth union members, students, and young people across the country. 

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mr. Ngo Van Cuong, Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee, expressed his hope "Vietnamese youth in general and youth union members, in particular, would propose creative, practical ideas that suitable on a local and regional level in order to help mitigate the impact of climate change”.

Mr. Ngo Van Cuong, Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee, called upon all levels of the Youth Union to communicate about the Contest on their communication channels.
Mr. Ngo Van Cuong, Secretary of the HCYU Central Committee, called upon all levels of the Youth Union to communicate about the Contest on their communication channels.

Running until August, young people from the ages of 16 to 35, who are Vietnamese citizens and currently live in Vietnamese territory, can submit their ideas and solutions for the following topics: Creative communication to raise public awareness about climate change; Climate mitigation; Climate-responsible business strategies; Climate adaptation, prioritizing Nature-based solutions. 

Contestants must submit videos and transcripts illustrating their initiative, with each allowed to send multiple entries on different content. English - Vietnamese bilingual entries are highly appreciated. 

During its eight weeks of implementation, the organizers will present eight prizes, each worth VND500,000 to the highest voted entry each week. The ten most outstanding entries will obtain certificates from UNDP Viet Nam and be selected for the final round of the contest.

Ms. Caitlin Wiesen, Resident Representative of UNDP Viet Nam, affirmed at the event: “A key finding of the Special Report on Youth for Climate Action that will be released tomorrow is that Vietnamese youth are a powerhouse for green innovation! Running a Youth Innovation Contest was therefore highlighted as one of the key accelerators that Youth Unions should explore to unlock the full potential of youth in undertaking climate actions, and effectively contributing to the national and global climate agenda.”
Ms. Caitlin Wiesen, Resident Representative of UNDP Viet Nam, affirmed at the event: “A key finding of the Special Report on Youth for Climate Action that will be released tomorrow is that Vietnamese youth are a powerhouse for green innovation! Running a Youth Innovation Contest was therefore highlighted as one of the key accelerators that Youth Unions should explore to unlock the full potential of youth in undertaking climate actions, and effectively contributing to the national and global climate agenda.”

There will be 01 first prize of 50 million VND, 02 second prizes of 20 million VND each, 03 third prizes of 3 million VND each, 01 consolation prizes of 2 million VND each and a prize for the provincial HCMCYU with the most entries, of 3 million VND. All prizes include certificates of the HCYU Central Committee.

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