Be The Next Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and Enjoy Study Trip to Germany!

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Be the next Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and a field trip to Germany may be yours
If you are a young Indonesian citizen with a passion for the environment, take up the challenge to become a Bayer Young Environmental Envoy!

BYEE Program now on its 9th year in Indonesia
The Bayer Young Environmental Envoy (BYEE) is a global environmental education program for the youth organized by Bayer and the United Nations Environment Programme with the aim of developing young environmental leaders and boosting the level of environmental awareness among the youth.

Children and relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity, or persons, whether they are related or not, living with any of the following are not eligible to join the contest:

Eligibility for entry

  • Indonesian citizen, college/university student enrolled in any institution in Indonesia as of April 1, 2012 (students graduating in April 2012 are eligible to join)
  • 18 to 24 years-old by September 1, 2012
  • Actively involved in environmental activities or projects
  • Willing to travel overseas
  • Should be able to work well within a group
  • Good oral and written English communications skills

Children and relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity, or persons, whether they are related or not, living with any of the following are not eligible to join the contest:

  • Employees of Bayer, their agencies or independent contractors engaged in the project
  • Individuals or companies engaged in the development, production, or distribution of materials for the project

How to join
The quality of life we experience today has been shaped by decisions that were made many years ago. It is important to strike a balance between the needs of developing our civilization and the ability of natural resources to support this growth. We begin to understand that land, forests, agricultural soils, open space, water, and clean air are resources that must be conserved and managed responsibly. Sustainable environmental practices are required to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Write your individual proposal of a simple environmental project in your community or school which demonstrates that environmental protection and economic growth can go hand in hand.

Proposal format
Part I Abstract of your proposal (in Bahasa Indonesia) -max. 250 words Part II Project Proposal (in English)

  1. The current situation and environment related problems in your local area or school. -max. 250 words
  2. Current practical solutions to the problem that had been carried out by either government/industry/NGOs or your school/community -max. 500 words
  3. Your proposed personal project, including its objectives and deliverables, which will help to alleviate the problem. -max. 1500 words d. Resource requirements, such as budget, manpower, facilities, as well as institutions/groups involved. Please make sure that all necessary resources are within your reach. Compare resources and costs with the benefits you expect to gain. -max. 1 page
  4. The economic and environmental benefits of the project, and how your project reflects sustainable environmental practices. -max. 250 words
  5. When necessary, insert graphics, photos, diagram or any supporting visuals that explain the problem solving process that you propose.

Rules

  • Proposal must be developed according to the specified format above, typed in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman 12pt, double-spaced.
  • The proposal should not exceed 10 pages in total. Any relevant graphic, photos, or diagram must be incorporated in the proposal, NOT in separate files.
  • Project proposals which are adaptations/upgrades of already existing projects are acceptable, but the entry will be judged solely on the basis of new elements introduced and their added value.
  • Pre-existing work or accomplishments prior to the official start-up date will not be given any credit.
  • While the project proposal should be the applicant’s own concept, the project itself may be carried out by any number of people, with the applicant taking significant role in its implementation.

Submission procedure

  • Copy/burn your project proposal to a CD. No need to submit a print-out of the proposal.
  • Fill up the application form -can be fotocopied or printed from the website- and attach a 4×6 cm ID color photo of yourself.
  • With the application form, attach the following personal documents (hard-copy):
  • Certificate of cumulative GPA (IPK, minimum 2.5) from your institution.
  • Copies of identification card (KTP/SIM).
  • Endorsement letter from a faculty member OR the school academic department head OR college/university dean OR academic vice-president OR president.
  • Proof of environmental award (if there is any) received.

Judging and selection

  • Applicants will be shortlisted based on the content of their project, leadership and environmental know-how and involvements.
  • A panel of judges will interview each of the shortlisted candidates to determine their intelligence and understanding of environmental issues, theircommunication and people skills, as well as the feasibility of their project proposals.
  • Successful applicants who qualify for the final round will be required to attend an environmental live-in workshop called the BYEE Eco-Camp.
  • Successful finalists should implement their respective projects starting June 1, 2012. A premature start-up of the proposed project will be ground for disqualification. The project must be completed or come close to completion by September 6, 2012.
  • All charges for the travel, accommodations, and upkeep of interviewees and Eco-Camp participants will be shouldered by PT Bayer Indonesia.
  • At the end of the Eco-Camp, the finalists will be asked to make a presentation before another panel of judges. They will be given the formal title of Bayer Young Environmental Envoy at an awarding ceremony.
  • Two of these finalists will be declared as the Top 2 Bayer Young Environmental Envoys and will be given the opportunity to participate in a weeklong all-expense paid study trip to Germany on November 4 – 9, 2012.
  • The judges’ decision is final for all aspects of the competition.

Please send complete application to:

Corporate Communications
PT Bayer Indonesia
MidPlaza I, 15th floor
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 10-11
Jakarta 10220

All applications should reach PT Bayer Indonesia by May 4, 2012.

For further queries, please call (021) 570 3661 ext. 1176 or fax to (021) 570 3660.

For more information, please visit official website: www.byee.bayer.com

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