Be a force of nature!

Application Open from April 1st – April 30th, 2023

Changemakers – A Hybrid program that seeks to empower young people from Peru, Kenya, and Switzerland to become leaders in sustainable development through projects that highlight the value of nature.

We are on the lookout for 30 passionate individuals who want to make a positive impact in their communities in  the areas of forests, semi-arid landscapes, or food systems. If you’re driven to create change and all you need to get you started are the knowledge, experience, or network to make it happen, then Changemakers is the perfect opportunity for you! With our tailored training and support that you can shape according to your needs, you’ll gain the skills you need to turn your sustainability project or idea into a reality.

If this is you, become a driver of change today!

The application period is closed. You will soon hear back from us.

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Program Benefits

  • Join a Global Community 🌍

    You’ll have the chance to connect with and learn from other young people from Peru, Kenya, and Switzerland who share your interests in sustainable development.

  • Tailored Mentoring 📚

    You’ll receive personalized mentoring on both soft and hard skills through one-on-one talks, group workshops, and online exercises that are tailored to your specific needs and interests.

  • Project Development 📝

    You’ll get guidance on how to develop your own sustainability project or idea, so you can turn it into a reality and make a positive impact in your community.

  • Local Support 📍

    You’ll receive local guidance and support through Wyss Academy’s Hubs in your country, so you can make the most of your experience and resources.

  • Recognition 🏆

    You’ll receive a certification from a respected institution that will recognize your participation in the program and the skills and knowledge you’ve gained.

  • Travel Opportunities ✈

    You’ll have the chance to meet your international peers in person at the end of the program during our Changemakers Summit, where you’ll be able to network, learn, and celebrate together.

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About the Partnership

  • The Wyss Academy for Nature’s mission is to transform scientific knowledge into action. We co-design and implement projects across Central Europe, East Africa and South America. Our global structure facilitates replication of successes and learning.

  • Emzingo is a Certified B-Corporation working with purpose-driven leaders, teams, and organizations to drive innovation, inspire responsible leadership, and connect business performance to social and environmental impact.

  • Goodwall is the skills social network to learn and earn. With over 2M members in 150 countries, we offer 5M+ jobs, $1.5M+ in scholarships, and volunteer events. We help Gen Z showcase their skills and achievements, allowing them to level up in life.