Launch of Youth SDG Challenge 2020

The RCE Youth SDG Challenge ‘Youth for the Goals’ 2020 series launched this month, with 19 youth-led sustainability projects focusing on SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, and SDG 15: Life on Land. Led by the RCE Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Leaders (RCE Greater Western Sydney) via the global RCE network, projects for this year’s challenge include poster and design competitions, tree planting, justice forums, waste management solutions and more, all targeting youth at the grassroots level. All projects are underpinned by SDG 4/ESD. The projects nominated this year have been from:

  • RCE Belarus, Belarus
  • RCE Cebu, the Philippines
  • RCE Central Semenanjung, Malaysia (x 2 projects)
  • RCE Greater Atlanta, USA
  • RCE Greater Portland, USA
  • RCE Greater Western Sydney, Australia
  • RCE Lucknow, India
  • RCE Penang, Malaysia (x 3 projects from the Sejahtera Youth USM club)
  • RCE Yogyakarta, Indonesia (x 3 projects)

External organisations:

  • Wote Technical Training Institute, Kenya
  • Innovea Hubs, Nigeria (x 2 projects)
  • Belarusian State Pedagogical University, Belarus
  • UNESCO ESD Youth (Vietnam), Vietnam

Late applications will be accepted for any interested RCEs who have nominated a project. Further details are available here.

The Youth SDG Challenge was launched in 2018 focused on the Asia-Pacific region. The Challenge has now grown to include all regions and over the last two years, engaged directly with 13,500 youth and 5,000 community members through 39 individual youth-led sustainability projects across nine countries.