First Runners Up
The Awareness and Community Engagement Campaign across Pakistan for Environmental Protection through a blended digital and offline approach
This amazing team from Pakistan ran the winners extremely close: expect to hear more in the future from these high-flying, young women, Saira Ahmad and Samar Hasan who led a campaign to raise awareness and engage communities across Pakistan about climate change.
The Sohni Dharti campaign included an open competition encouraging people to submit their own videos illustrating the effects of climate change: resulting in some classics - check them out on their Facebook page.
Samar and Saira were also expert at building links with the other alumni teams from across the region and even showcasing the other alumni projects on their site.
There were 3 teams from Pakistan who all did their country proud and on a different day any of them could have been winners. A special mention has to go to Team WIRE, represented by Fatima, Durre and Umar who ran a full weekend bootcamp for women working in renewable energy. They collaborated with the Sohni Dharti team too and it was fabulous to see the spirit of partnership. If you'd like to follow or support WIRE here's the link.
Last but by no means least were the team from Pakistan with their biogas project where they trained and equipped farmers to use biogas slurry as organic fertilizer to improve vegetable farming yields and reduce the use of chemicals. Fawad, Riaz, Mukhtar and Muhammad - great guys making great impact.
Tips and ideas
Read our chapter on climate action in 'No Going Back: Exploring new Horizons in International Education', the new free book on the future of international education.