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!
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.
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.
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: