PROJECT VOCAL: PITCH YOUR VOICE

PROJECT VOCAL: PITCH YOUR VOICE

CALL FOR SUBMISSION

Project VOCAL is calling for all youths in Malaysia who are currently working on grassroots, on-the-ground work tackling climate issues to submit your project proposal to us!

 

Pitch Your Voice is Project VOCAL’s next capacity building activity, which is a mentorship program that aims to elevate and enhance the work of our youths!

 

If a majority of your team/group/organization members are within the age of 18-35 years and your current work focuses on (1) Deforestation, logging or tree planting, (2) Climate education, (3) Water-related issues, (4) Air-related issues, or (5) Waste Management, we want to hear from YOU!

 

Background & Objectives

Project VOCAL is hosting the ‘Pitch Your Voice’ mentorship program to elevate the work of youth members in Malaysia who are currently tackling issues relating to climate change topics. From this mentorship program, the selected youth members will gain opportunities to directly engage with our ensemble of sustainability experts and youth ambassadors to bring their voice towards a larger cause. 

 

Project VOCAL is also looking for existing or new policies in Malaysia that could be improved or implemented to address these issues. We recognize that there are a lot of existing local youth groups and youth organisations who are already working on the ground to tackle the different aspects of climate-related issues today, hence, we are looking at enhancing these work in accordance with relevant policies

 

Overall, the main aspiration for this mentorship program is to mobilise and enhance these grassroots level initiatives, led by groups of young people who may need additional support e.g. on (1) funding opportunities, (2) experts consultation and interventions, (3) manpower assistance, as well as (4) capacity and knowledge resources. Additionally, this program will also amplify their work through strategic partnership and networking with relevant stakeholders, policymakers and decision-makers.

In your project proposal, tell us more about what you need for your project:

  • Funding* Opportunities (*Terms & Conditions Apply. Please refer to the Call for Submission Information Pack for more details)
  • Experts Consultation and Interventions
  • Manpower assistance
  • Capacity and Knowledge Resources

The proposed project must cover ONE of the five themes below:

  • Deforestation, Logging, Tree-planting
  • Climate Education
  • Water-related Issues
  • Air-related Issues
  • Waste Management

Note: The funding opportunity provided under this ‘Pitch Your Voice’ mentorship program is solely provided to the selected youth group(s) in order to meet the objectives of Project VOCAL under GEF SGP. Hence, this is not a grant/sub-grant by the funder of Project VOCAL initiative. 

What will you get from this mentorship program:

  • Monthly mentoring sessions with the Project VOCAL Youth committee (advisors and youth ambassadors of various fields)
  • Interactive training sessions hosted by the organizer with topics including (though not limited to) youth leadership, design thinking, elevator pitch & presentations, creative & communications, branding & marketing, public relation, proposal/grant writing, etc.
  • A Hackathon program in August/September 2021 focusing on training relating to (though not limited to) governmental protocols, formal setting etiquettes, mock presentation to government officials, and more.
  • Opportunity to network and meet other youth groups in Malaysia as well as industry players within the climate action sphere.
  • Opportunity to meet relevant policymakers and/or government officials via roundtable meetings aiming towards a more strategic policy-making in climate-related issues.
  • Handover of a document outlining the recommendations and proposed solutions on the policies relating to climate action, collectively done by the youth group, supported by Project VOCAL committee.

Eligibility

We encourage youth groups from states all over Malaysia to apply, with diverse backgrounds, age and gender

How To Apply

We encourage you to read the (1) Call for Submission Information Pack, (2) Narrative Proposal and (3) Budgeting Template documents before applying. You may find the full documents below.

Submission documents MUST include the following: 

  1. Proposal Submission Form (Online)
  2. Narrative Proposal

Important Dates to Remember

12th June 2021

Open Call to Submission

27th June 2021

Close of Submission

29th June 2021

Announcement of Successful Youth Groups

30th June 2021

Start of Project Implementation Period

1st - 2nd July 2021

Induction Sessions

August/September 2021

Hackathon

September/October 2021

Roundtable Meetings

31st October 2021

Final report by youth groups

The Ensemble (Mentors)

Youth Ambassador

Youth Ambassador

Youth Ambassador

Youth Ambassador

Youth Ambassador