Thai envoys in an outdoor activity
The BYEE (Bayer Young Environmental Envoy), an environment education program for the youth is designed with an aim to raise environmental awareness among the youth, train youth leaders in exploring solutions to environmental problems.
Furthermore, the program hopes to facilitate networking and the exchange of environmental views among the youth in both host and participating countries, and provide an opportunity for the observation of environmentally sound technologies, practices and ways of life.
In 2006, the competition in Vietnam will be opened to all Vietnamese students nationwide, aged 18 – 25, who have keen interest and background in environment activities.
Only 20 best candidates with highest essay marks will win an educational scholarship and become Bayer Young Environmental Envoys. These selected envoys will attend an eco-camp to be held in a local venue for further assessment and interview.
The award ceremony is scheduled for August 2006 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Globally, the BYEE is an environment education program for the youth organized by Bayer and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Thailand was the first destination of the program. In addition, the program was successfully organized in the Philippines, Singapore, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Columbia, Brazil and Poland.
In Vietnam, it is also organized in association with the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Vietnam Environmental Protection Agency (VEPA), the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).