Youth Environmental Summit (YES) 2015

YES is an exciting 5-day programme that introduces youths to hot-button environmental issues through a series of inspirational seminars by prominent experts and social entrepreneurs, educational field trips and learning workshops, as well as social business conceptualization and presentations.

Program include :

  • Inspiring speech by leaders in the environmental conservation, social entrepreneurs and NGOs
  • Group discussion to enhance knowledge and understanding of environmental issues in the region
  • Project conceptualization to incubate in your own community
  • Project presentation and prize giving ceremony
Day 1 (21 Jan)
AM Arrival

  • Arrival at Singapore
  • Check-in to respective accommodation

  • Ice breaking games to get the participants from different countries to know each other
PM Educational Trip

  • Group A – NEWater Plant: Learning about water recycling for sustainable living (Singapore’s 3rd tap)
  • Group B – Singapore Botanic Gardens: Learning about conservation and eco-tourism in a world-class city garden
Day 2 (22 Jan)
AM Community Outreach Program

  • Group A: Willing Hearts
  • Group B: Dignity Kitchen
    • Briefing and overview of social enterprise by relevant staff
    • Helping out with chores and serving people in need
    • Understanding social responsibility
    • Lunch with the beneficiaries
PM Opening Ceremony @ Biopolis Auditorium

  • Opening Address by Mr Ian Townrow (Treasurer of Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore)
  • Guest-of-Honour’s Speech by Mr Jose Raymond (Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Environment Council)
  • Speech by Dr Serina Rahman (Social entrepreneur from University of Malaya)
  • Speech by Mr Nicholas Ng (Founder of Singapore Food Bank)
Educational Trip

  • Field trip to Gardens by the Bay and Marina Barrage
Day 3 (23 Jan)
AM Teambuilding @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
PM Lectures @ NUS

  • Speech by Phymean Noun (Founder of People Improvement Organization in Cambodia, CNN Hero 2008)
  • Speech by Mr Tan Ping Ann (Founder of Sangkhoem Khmer, a Cambodian NGO)
  • Speech by Mr Kim Stengert (Director of Communications, World Wide Fund for Nature)
  • Speech by Mr Sid Das (Chief Information Officer, Earth Hour Global)
  • Entrepreneurship Training Workshop
Preparations for presentations @ Accommodation

  • Discussion on business models/project plans
Day 4 (24 Jan)
AM Educational Trip

  • Group A: Chinatown: Learning about conservation and development
  • Group B: Singapore URA City Gallery: Learning about how Singapore is transformed as a city
PM Participants’ Presentations @ MDIS

  • Fine-tuning of business models/project plans  with guidance from mentors
  • Presentation of business models/project plans & Judging
  • Prize presentation ceremony & Photo-taking
  • End-of-conference celebrations
Day 5 (25 Jan)
AM Departure

  • Check-out of accommodation
  • Departure from Singapore

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