🌊 Call for Applications: Join our Ocean Bootcamp 2024 and Become an activist! 🌊

Are you a passionate Tanzanian youth eager to make a difference in ocean conservation and climate action? Do you dream of leading impactful initiatives that safeguard our marine ecosystems and promote sustainable practices? Look no further! SOA Tanzania, with generous funding from The Urban Movement Innovation Fund (UMI Fund) and The Social Change Nest (SCN), is thrilled to announce the call for applications for the 4th cohort of our Ocean Bootcamp.

πŸ—“οΈ Dates: Applications are open until July 31, 2024, 00:00hrs EAT.
πŸ“ Location: The bootcamp will take place on September 28th and 29th 2024, in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo, Tanzania.

Why Ocean Bootcamp 2024?

Since 2021, SOA Tanzania has been dedicated to empowering the next generation of ocean leaders and changemakers. Our Ocean Bootcamp has trained over 154 youth across three cohorts, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to address the urgent challenges facing our oceans. This year, with the invaluable support and funding from UMI Fund and SCN, we are taking our mission to new heights by focusing on the critical intersection of ocean conservation and climate activism.

What Will You Learn?

  • Understanding Ocean and Climate Challenges: Gain insights into the pressing issues affecting our oceans, with a special focus on the Tanzanian and Indian Ocean regions. Explore the impacts of climate change, rising sea levels, and marine pollution.
  • Tanzania’s Commitments and Your Role: Learn about Tanzania’s commitments under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and discover how you can play an active role in achieving these targets.
  • Global and Local Campaigns: Dive into national and global campaigns like the “Defend the Deep-Sea” initiative by SOAlliance. Learn how to engage with these movements and create impactful campaigns of your own.
  • Field Experience: Travel to our project restoration site in Bagamoyo, where you will plant mangroves, engage with local coastal communities, and learn firsthand how to tackle ocean and climate challenges.
  • Skills for Activism: Develop practical skills in ocean and climate activism, empowering you to lead and advocate for sustainable solutions.

What’s in it for You?

  • Becoming an Ocean Leader: Join a network of motivated youth leaders dedicated to ocean and climate conservation. Upon completing the program, you will receive a certificate that recognizes your achievements and new skills.
  • Joining a Global Community: Become part of the SOA global community, connecting with like-minded individuals and organizations worldwide.
  • Building Successful Campaigns: Learn how to create and lead successful ocean and climate campaigns, tapping into the resources and opportunities available through the Sustainable Ocean Alliance network.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Tanzanian Citizenship: You must be a citizen of Tanzania.
  2. Age Requirement: You should be between 18-35 years old.
  3. SOA Tanzania Membership: You must be a registered member of the SOA Tanzania community. Not a member yet? No problem! You can easily join our community by registering here.
  4. Passion for the Ocean: You should have a strong interest in ocean conservation and be eager to become a changemaker in your community and for our planet.

Why Now?

The oceans are facing unprecedented threats, from climate change to pollution, that require urgent and coordinated action. In Tanzania, the impact of these challenges is acutely felt, particularly among coastal communities who depend on healthy marine ecosystems for their livelihoods. As young leaders, you have the power to drive the change necessary to protect our oceans and build a sustainable future.

How to Apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are committed to learning and making a difference, we invite you to apply for the Ocean Bootcamp 2024. No prior experience is necessaryβ€”just a passion for ocean and climate conservation.

Apply Now: πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ Click here to apply

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024, 00:00hrs EAT

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to become a catalyst for change in your community and beyond. Together, we can create a wave of positive impact that reverberates across Tanzania and the world.

Join Us in Creating a Sustainable Future for Our Oceans!

For more information, visit our website or contact us at info@soatanzania.org. Let’s work together to protect our oceans and build a resilient, sustainable future for all.

🌍 Let’s Make Waves Together! 🌍

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4 thoughts on “🌊 Call for Applications: Join our Ocean Bootcamp 2024 and Become an activist! 🌊”

  1. Farrah Abbas Khalfan

    I do appreciate to be among the people received this email and I hope my application will be taken into consideration so as I can be among the world change makers

  2. Farrah Abbas Khalfan

    I hope will learn and get more knowledge concerning climate changes and bring positive impact to my community

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