The British Council has announced the names of the ten international finalists, including a Bangladeshi student who will participate in the “FameLab Climate Change Communicators Online Final” to be held this month.
The ten shortlisted finalists were selected by the judges on the basis of participant videos, a three-minute video on the topic of ‘Confidence in Climate Science’ from around the world.
Video entries focused on myriads of topics related to climate science to tackle the climate crisis, ranging from clean energy to conserving coral reefs.
The finalists are – Aditi Chandra, engineer and entrepreneur at Kay Bouvet Engineering, India; Arka Chakraborty, student at Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh; Danny Joseph Daniels, CVO in Lombris, Mexico; Emiliane Daher Pereira, researcher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; John Leo Algo, Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Campaigns at Living Laudato Si ‘Philippines, Philippines; Larissa Cunha Pinheiro, PhD student in nuclear engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Mayur Bonkile, doctoral student at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India; Minh Anh Le, research assistant at the Institute of Health, Economics and Technology, Viet Nam; Navjeet Kaur, PhD student at the University of Mumbai, India and Pallavi Pokharel, recently graduated from the University of Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Finalists will now participate in online training and networking activities, including a two-day online master class with lead science communicator Wendy Sadler to hone their skills ahead of the final.
Following the final, FameLab’s top climate change communicator will advance to the FameLab online international final to be held in November 2021, one of the world’s leading science communication competitions.
Adrian Fenton, senior public engagement consultant at the British Council, said they had had a great response to FameLab Climate Change Communicators, and thanked everyone who took the time to create and send us their videos.
“It has been so inspiring to receive such high quality personal applications from around the world from people who share our passion for building trust in climate science.”
Dr Ahmed Alboksmaty, associate researcher in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London, and jury member of the FameLab Climate Change Communicators video competition, said it was an honor and a pleasure to watch videos covering a range of topics related to climate science.
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“We had some tough decisions to make, but the ten finalists stood out with their content, clarity and charisma – and really made us want to know more! I’m sure they will benefit from the training, and we look forward to hearing from them. more of them in the international online final. “
Global audiences will have the chance to hear the finalists at the FameLab Climate Change Communicators online final, which will air on the British Council’s YouTube channel on September 28.
“FameLab Climate Change Communicators” is one of the many activities carried out by the British Council as part of The Climate Connection: the British Council’s global platform for dialogue, cooperation and action on climate change.