The WIN WIN Youth Award is an international award that aims to empower and reward young people who play an active role in the creation of a more sustainable future. We welcome contributions from individuals, organisations and movements from all over the world, with members between the age 13 to 29.
Applicants to the WIN WIN Youth Award should present a recent or ongoing project/work/initiative linked to the unique theme of the WIN WIN Award 2020 –Biodiversity. The winner will be announced on the International Youth Day on August 12, and will be invited to receive the award at the WIN WIN Award ceremony October 22 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The online registration for WIN WIN Youth Award will be open until June 5th.
The winners of the WIN WIN Youth Award 2019 were Mina Shabbaki, Görkem Ölmez and Nina Lam from Lindholmens Tekniska Gymnasium with the project ’Algea – food for a sustainable tomorrow’.
The jury’s decision: “Based on the three dimensions of sustainability, the jury has selected a winning contribution that aims to create a local solution to the global food production challenge in an innovative and concrete way. The winners have identified a number of important sustainability issues, from reduced meat consumption and transport to social and economic sustainability in rural areas. The proposed solution is a realistic example of how local initiatives can benefit the greater society and ultimately the entire world.”
The jury for our youth award consists of four members with different experience and skills.
HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY, AKADEMISKA HUS
Mia Edofsson has long and extensive experience in the field of sustainability, from several industries. She has worked as head of sustainability at Akademiska Hus since 2012 and is responsible for the development and execution of long-term sustainable strategies. Mia is a board member of the UN Global Compact Network Sweden and is deeply committed to contributing to the United Nations Global Goals and Agenda 2030
BIOLOGIST, GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY
Alma Hodzic got her degree in Biology at Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain and came to Gothenburg to join the NABIS master program in Biodiversity and Systematics. Growing up as a scout, she was always close to nature and learnt from a young age the importance of living a sustainable life. As a biologist, she strives to pass those values on to other generations as she believes that communicating and raising awareness is a fundamental part of science.
HEAD OF PROGRAMME, UNIVERSEUM
The Universeum science centre is a public arena for lifelong learning, where children and adults can explore the world through science and technology. As a former teacher and headmaster, Kerstin embraces Universeum’s mission to create experiences that boost creativity and innovation, increase knowledge and activate critical thinking. She has worked at Universum for 10 years and is responsible for all of the activities that the centre arranges for its daily guests.
PROJECT MANAGER, FOR CLIMATE CALL CARD GAME
David Reckermann recently completed his studies at Chalmers University of Technology where he studied mechanical engineering, pedagogics, and did his master’s thesis on people’s understanding of climate physics. His main field of interest is pedagogics for sustainable development and how knowledge, attitudes, and actions can interact to further sustainable development.
ADVOCATE MANAGER, SWEDISH OUTDOOR ASSOCIATION
Ahmed Al-Qassam has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Malmö University. He is the founder of the award-winning podcast Miljöpodden and has a long experience of working with strategic sustainability at different national and international levels. As a former youth representative at the United Nations Climate Change Convention’s and former president for youth climate organisation PUSH Sweden, Ahmed believes in the crucial role of the civil society to achieve systemic change on a global level.
HEAD OF SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY DEPARTMENT AT VGR
Viveca Reimers has a master of science degree from Chalmers University of Technology and a long experience of working with social, economic and ecologic sustainability, from different sectors and fields. At Region Västra Götaland she works as head of department of social sustainability.Viveca thinks Win Win Youth Award is important because real participation is crucial in the work for a sustainable future, not least the participation of children and young people.