Youth Climate Change Challenge – Competition Guidelines
Project Emelela invites young people in Botswana to propose innovative ideas that address the threat of climate change. The 3 best ideas will win great prizes!
Ideas may support adaption to, or mitigation against climate change in Botswana. Climate change may be addressed through various interventions such as drought management, sustainable food production, urban planning, transportation, etc. If you have an idea that can answer a climate change challenge, this competition is for you. For more information on how to enter, and terms and conditions, please visit the European Union in Botswana Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/euinbotswana
Entries may follow any format deemed suitable, however a suggested template could be:
Entries will be judged against the following 5 criteria: relevance, originality, integration, feasibility, effectiveness.
Below is a mark scheme that outlines the characteristics of a high-scoring entry.
Relevance: An idea that addresses an important climate change challenge which is highly relevant to Botswana’s context and to contemporary climate change debates. The idea should be well focused.
Originality: A highly innovative idea that is not currently being implemented anywhere.
Integration: An idea that works within the economy. Complements existing socio-economic context and would require relatively little investment to integrate into existing structures. Demonstrates realistic potential for ongoing sustainability.
Feasibility: A viable and practical idea that could be funded and implemented in the current economy (preferably within a specific sector). Shows potential to be implemented within a short timeframe, with low risk, and without significant financial/practical effort required upfront.
Effectiveness: An idea with the potential to have a significant impact on climate issues in Botswana. For a ‘larger scope’ idea, impact should be large. For a ‘smaller scope’ idea, impact may be smaller but still demonstrate excellent ‘return on investment’, relatively. Uses evidence to support claims of potential effectiveness.