WHAT IS AMBASSADORS OF THE ENVIRONMENT QATAR 2022?
After two successful years of Ambassadors coherent, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCMQA) will organize a program where it will select committed individuals (mostly youth) to be the New Coherent of Environmental Ambassadors of Qatar 2022.
Environmental Ambassadors of Qatar is an active, educational leadership program developed by the educational team at Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCMQA) and National Geographic Explorers. Our programmes focuses on timeless, universal ecological principles applicable to all natural ecosystems in addition to location-specific subjects. This year we will particularly focus on a new citizen science-based research effort to digitize data on marine mammal strandings in Qatar with new mobile based technologies. This co-designed citizen science program will include how public and community participation in scientific research, participatory monitoring, and participatory action research will help improving and increasing the public's understanding of science.
After a rigorous selection process, the individuals selected will be trained to dedicate part of their time in advocating a cause. AYCMQA Ambassadors will participate in a new marine citizen science program run by scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and funded by a grant from the National Geographic Society. The program will train volunteers to survey the beaches of Qatar, using 4x4 vehicles, and document marine mammal carcasses that wash up using a new customized mobile app. The data will be used to begin to assess the living populations of marine mammals in the Gulf and diagnose possible threats, like fishing gear entanglement. Ambassadors are invited to take surveys before/after the program on to understand their own learning, ocean literacy, and environmental perspectives as citizen scientists in the program.
VISION AND APPROACH
Through this Ambassadors of Environmental Initiative, we will focus on specific skills of the next generation of youth leaders in Qatar to:
The Ambassadors Programme seeks to attract 10 individuals, between the ages of 18 to 35. We hope to maintain an inclusive cohort with representation from diverse backgrounds. A diverse representation of students, environmental and community activists, early career professionals eager to deepen their knowledge of marine ecosystem, environmental protection, members ofNGOs working in the field of environment and marine ecology are all welcomed to apply.
Participants entering the program should meet the following eligibility criteria:
The Ambassadors seeks to support proactive leaders and agents of change in the Qatari community. As such, participants are expected to:
6-8 months programme