Youth for Sustainable
Palm Oil (YfSPO) Fellowship
About the Fellowship
The Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has designed and conceptualized a Youth Fellowship for Sustainable Palm Oil (YfS). The objective of this programme rolled out in February 2020 is to offer one of its kind opportunities to youth (young professionals between 18 yearsto 25 years to take charge by engaging and shaping the sustainability/SDG agenda based on their own ideas and actions.
The certificate fellowship pursues to engage youth specifically on SDG 12 (responsible production and consumption) and SDG 13 (climate action). At the end of the fellowship, each of the candidates are expected to submit an idea/plan that they want to implement in the next one year. The idea/plan may be a business model or an initiative at anindividual/ community or an organizational level. The plan should incorporate ways in which the candidate aims to prevent deforestation and combat climate change through the uptake of sustainable palm oil in India.
Number of applicants applied for the felowship. After a rigorous process involving written application and interview, four candidates were shortlisted. Currently, the selected candidates are being mentored by sustainability practitioners on the above ideas/actions relating them specifically to SDG12 and SDG13.
|Bhavya Arora||To develop a training module around SDG 12 and 13 for high school students and promote use of sustainable palm oil
Read the module here
|Ms. Ambreen Khan, Manager-WWF Volunteers|
|Punyasloka Panda||Integrate environment and sustainable development into the utilitarian mindset of an individual and a profit seeking company and work towards making eco -friendlybehaviour a norm||Mr. Kamal Prakash Seth, Country Head – India, RSPO|
|Rashmi Subramanian||Leverage technology through a mobile application for tracking usage and avoiding wastage of day - to – day resources||Ms. Ruhie Kumar, Communications Consultant on Climate Change|
|Vagisha Anant||Promote Sustainable Travel, where travel not only includes going out of your city or state but also includes stepping outside your house and adopting sustainable practices while commuting or travelling||Ms. Bhavya Sharma, Programme Officer, CRB|
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