British HC honours Earth Science Olympiad finalists


GBNews24 Desk//

The British High Commission in Dhaka hosted a reception to recognise the finalists of the Bangladesh National Earth Olympiad 2022 on Saturday.
Of the 35 participants selected for special awards, five will represent Bangladesh at the International Earth Science Olympiad which will take place from 24-30 August, a British High Commission press release said.

The National Earth Olympiad is an education and knowledge movement that aims to increase environmental science education across Bangladesh, and has been organised by Bangladesh Youth Environment Initiative every year since 2012, BSS reports.

This year, the Olympiad was supported by the British High Commission in Dhaka, through the UK Government’s roles as Commonwealth Chair-in-Office and host of COP26.

Between March and April the Olympiad reached thousands of young people across Bangladesh, and provided in-depth training to 250 young leaders on biodiversity, planetary boundaries, climate justice and environmental conservation.

Bangladeshi young people aged between 14 and 18 were eligible to participate.

Congratulating the students on their success at the reception Acting British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Patel said climate action is a priority for the UK.

“I am glad that we supported this year’s National Earth Olympiad, helping to establish the next generation of climate stewards in Bangladesh,” he said.

Convener of the National Earth Olympiad in Bangladesh Professor Dr Kazi Matin Uddin Ahmed and Founder of the Bangladesh Youth Environment Initiative and winner of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2015 Mr Shamir Shehab also attended the reception along with the finalists.

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