Youth sustainability programme #WeGotThis to provide environmental master classes, mentor sessions in 2023 edition

The programme expansion comes after the success of #WeGotThis over the last two years, having over 1,600 youth and participants.

Maisy Phua

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Published: 18 May 2023, 6:41 PM

Youth sustainability programme #WeGotThis will return for its third year boasting an expanded programme including a virtual festival, an in-person campaign clinic and a 10-week incubator programme.

The programme aims to equip youths in Singapore and ASEAN with the skills to utilise social media to advocate for change in the increasingly important field of sustainability.

Organised by the WWF-Singapore (World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore) and the Temasek Foundation, it is designed for youths aged 18 to 30.

The expansion comes after the success of #WeGotThis over the last two years, which has seen over 1,600 youths attend its master classes and boot camps.

#WeGotThis 3.0 will consist of two components – a three-day in-person campaign clinic and a 10-week incubator period focusing on themes like circular economy, net zero, biodiversity and sustainable finance. 

Event highlights of #WeGotThis 3.0 include #WeGotThis Fest, the first phase of the programmes which will be held on Jun 24 and 25.

Open to participants across the globe, the two-day virtual festival will feature expert speakers who will share learnings on advocating sustainability issues, digital communications and community-building across the various online sessions.

Interested participants can sign up for the online event here.

From Sep 1 to 3, up to 90 Singapore and ASEAN youths will be selected to attend talks, participate in group discussions and brainstorming sessions at the campaign clinic in Singapore.

The sessions are designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between ASEAN youths, offering participants a holistic understanding of sustainability issues facing the region.

The campaign clinic is followed by a 10-week incubator period where the youths will be mentored by industry professionals and pilot their campaigns ideas in real-life. 

In this stage, participants can look forward to tailored guidance on how to troubleshoot their campaign messages, improve their science communication and build a community-led initiative on various sustainability issues of their choice.

The incubator programme will take place from Sep 4 to Nov 10. All participants will also be invited to a graduation ceremony in mid-November, 2023.

At the end of the programme, participants will graduate with the necessary skills equipped to build a digital following, influence peers and the larger community, and drive ground-up change via their own social media platforms.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest independent conservation organisations which aims to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment in order to build a future in which humans “live in harmony with nature”.

Interested participants can visit WWF-Singapore’s website for more information on this year’s #WeGotThis in-person programme.

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