In conjunction with Temasek Foundation, WWF-Singapore (World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore) announced the launch of the 2022 edition of #WeGotThis on April 12, 2022.
The themes for this year are timely — to tackle climate change, food wastage and promote a circular economy. This comes as the latest IPCC report is clear about the urgency of action when it comes to avoiding the ravages of climate breakdown; we are fast running out of time to implement the solutions to limit global warming.
WWF-Singapore and Temasek Foundation recognise the power of youth in driving meaningful progress, and are working with like-minded partners to create a youth-led community movement to empower younger generations in Singapore and Southeast Asia to take the lead in their own sustainable future. Leveraging on their social media fluency, #WeGotThis equips youths with more relevant skills, knowledge, and tools on sustainability, innovation and digital advocacy to help them better reach out and drive change via their own social media platforms.
“Our young people have shown unprecedented mobilisation around the world and are scaling up their efforts and using their skills to accelerate climate action. They will be the most affected by climate change, and we have a job to do to empower their efforts and make their voices heard,” said WWF-Singapore’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr R. Raghunathan.
Mr Lim Hock Chuan, Head, Programmes, Temasek Foundation, said: “With #WeGotThis, we hope to build a movement of young leaders who will champion various sustainability goals and inspire other youths to take personal action to promote sustainability as part of their lifestyles.”
This global youth sustainability incubator programme will comprise three stages. There will be three master classes in May 2022, covering topics like conscious living or digital advocacy. Afterwards, to better prepare them to launch their own mini online campaigns, selected participants will be invited to attend an incubator programme in July 2022 comprising a five-day boot camp and access to a mentorship programme helmed by industry experts such as Vikas Garg, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, aBillion, Amanda Lim, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Growth at MeshMinds, and more. All sessions will be held virtually. Existing and aspiring youth eco-advocates, influencers, innovators, and entrepreneurs between 18 to 30 years old are invited to participate.