Registrations are now open to participate in the online innovation hack "Bioeconomy challenges in the Amazon region" on October 2 and 9, 2021

Youth Climate Leaders and UNLEASH organize tailor-made climathon to train talent in the Amazon region.

On October 2 and 9, the Youth Climate Leaders (YCL), which is an organization that trains and connects young people with networks and opportunities to build a career in the fields of climate and sustainability, and UNLEASH joins forces to hold a tailor-made program with the main objective of mobilizing and empowering young people in the Amazon region to lead solutions that can tackle local bioeconomic challenges, promote justice and forest conservation.

During the virtual Climathon, the groups participate in an immersive innovation process facilitated by YCL and UNLEASH alumni and collaborate on solutions to the challenges of the bioeconomy in the Amazon. The marathon connects experts, researchers, social entrepreneurs and climate leaders to prototype new ideas that positively impact people, theclimate and the conservation of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. Registration for participants is now open to young people between 18 and 35 who are passionate about sustainability. To register, just fill out this digital form.

Interested parties can apply as an Idea Leader or as an Idea Contributor. Leaders present a project or business idea to be prototyped as a team, which will be formed by Collaborators with complementary skills. “We will prioritize in the selection of Idea Leaders, young people who were born and/or live in the Amazon region”; said Cassia Moraes, CEO of YCL, “we want to support the network of change makers for the bioeconomy in the region to catalyze their innovative ideas, accelerating local transformation connected to the global networks of YCL and UNLEASH”.

All finalists will have access to the exclusive platform of the YCL network for 1 year, coupon for discount on the YCL course, among other benefits offered by the UNLEASH network. In the coming weeks, new prizes and benefits for finalist teams and participants will be
released. “The world is in need of people engaged in favor of positive social and environmental changes. Considering the Amazon forest and all its potential is a fundamental part of this process. The Climathon is an opportunity to connect with people who believe in you. That’s how
ideas become reality!” said Yananda Lima, AMAZEN co-founder, the winning idea of UNLEASH Hacks Brazil 2020.

Interested? Then go to https://bit.ly/yclclimathon and register until September 13th!

Learn more at https://unleash.org/hacks/ and https://bit.ly/yclclimathon
Climathon media kit can be found here: https://bit.ly/midia-kit_climathon