Youth Climate Award 2020-01-22T17:21:12+00:00

WAFA Proudly Announces Yet Another Global Award


We are Excited About the Launch in February 2020 !!

More Details Soon ……….

About “One Lit Candle”

“Jennifer and I are honored and delighted to make “One Lit Candle” (Song for Greta) available to WAFA to coincide with the launch of WAFA Youth Climate Awards category. May it light many candles in our shared vision to help heal our home.”
“One Lit Candle” (Song For Greta) by Jennifer Edwards and Stuart Hoffman

Youth Climate Award

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in 2018, calls for a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is the minimum needed to prevent global temperatures rising above 1.5 °C over pre-industrial levels. This is also the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.

A global youth movement led by Greta Thunberg is fighting to waken us all to this issue.

In response, WAFA is strengthening its Youth Award to support climate change initiatives. The 2020 WAFA Youth Climate Award will focus on youth under 25 who are working for sustainable development on the ground while keeping fossil fuels in the ground. The Award will also target projects that can be shared across the planet.

WAFA is negotiating with COP26 to honour the winners at a WAFA Youth Climate Award Event as part of the Glasgow COP26 in late 2020. The event will be livestreamed to a global audience.

WAFA Youth Award Key Dates:

15 February Award Launch
01 March Open for Applications
31 May Closing Date for Applications
10 June Preliminary Shortlisting of Applications by WAFA Board
12 July Selection of Finalists by Independent Jury Board
15 July Open for Public Voting on Selected Finalists
31 August Closing Date for Public Voting
07 September Declaration of Winners
10 November Award Ceremony (Tentative Date)

Dr Madhu P. Pillai,    Executive Chair of WAFA Youth Climate Award

Dr Madhu P. Pillai is a Project Management Specialist and International Speaker with broad-based industry experience in a geographical spread of India, Nigeria, USA and Middle East countries. He has been associated as Projects Director with leading Multi-National organizations.
Dr Pillai is a Fellow of many reputed international organizations and has been associated with leading non-profit professional organizations at their global leadership level.