Planet Indonesia Wins 2015 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Competition

We are proud to announce that Planet Indonesia has been awarded a grant from the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs through the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF).



The State Department created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges
— Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs

This year more than 800 proposals were submitted and 48 winning teams were chosen from 43 different countries.

For this project Planet Indonesia will be partnering with The Little Circle Foundation in Bali to create Youth Climate Change Awareness and Leadership Camps.

I am elated and proud that Planet Indonesia, along with LCF, has been awarded the AEIF grant. It is a testament to the high-quality, innovative, and inclusive work that Planet Indonesia carries out everyday. A forum for young Indonesians to discuss and learn about climate change is exactly the type of programming that can lead to long-term conservation. I look forward to seeing how the camp’s curriculum develops and how its participants enact climate-conscious projects in their own communities.
— Elizabeth Kennedy, President of the Board, Planet Indonesia International

Amongst the seven members on the AEIF application team were Elizabeth Kennedy (Member of the Board), Dylan Kitts (Member of the Board), and Adam Miller (Executive Director and Founder) from the Planet Indonesia family. All three alumni from the Fulbright program in Indonesia.

We are excited for the upcoming months and to work together with the Little Circle Foundation to empower youth and mobilize communities to better mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Check out the State Department's announcement here.

 

 

 

This project aims to raise awareness about climate change, promote civic engagement for local students, and increase the capacity for future leaders to solve environmental issues in their community. These camps will enable the next generation to create solutions to curb carbon emission and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. Our integrated learning through action approach will empower high school and university students to become agents of change in their local communities.
— AEIF Proposal Overview

Congratulations to the AEIF team, Planet Indonesia, and The Little Circle Foundation for securing this partnership.