CDL E-GENERATION CHALLENGE 2019
The CDL E-Generation Challenge is an annual competition that unearths talented young advocates from Singapore and the ASEAN region, giving eco-champions an exciting platform to inspire thousands towards a greener and more sustainable future. Winners from our past two E-Generation Challenges took part in expeditions to the Antarctica and the Coral Triangle at Raja Ampat archipelago. They are now powerful advocates, reaching out to and engaging with people around the world to grow the green force for our planet.
This year’s edition, CDL E-Generation Challenge 2019, was launched on 21 November 2018 at the Arctic Seminar, held with the Swedish Ambassador for Arctic Affairs and the Director of the Polar Research Institute, at the Singapore Sustainability Academy.
10 finalists presented their understanding about the effects of Arctic climate change on Asia, and their solutions on generating awareness on this issue, to an esteemed panel of judges:
- H.E. Mr Niclas Kvarnström, Ambassador of Sweden, Embassy of Sweden Singapore
- Mr David Chua, CEO, National Youth Council
- Ms. Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
- Ms. Christina Lee, Founder & CEO, Global Green Economic Forum
- Ms. Isabella Chia, Vice President, Group Corporate Communications, OCBC
- Ms. Jessica Cheam, Founder & Managing Editor, Eco-Business
The standard of the finalists’ entries and presentations were superb and the award was highly competitive. However, two finalists stood out with their insightful and mature presentations. Ang Qing Sheng and Woon Xin Hui were the winners of the CDL E-Generation Challenge 2019, while Stephanie Dickson was awarded a Merit position.
The trio joined ClimateForce: Arctic 2019, an exciting 12-day expedition led by Sir Robert Swan, one of the world’s greatest living explorers, and the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles. The expedition was co-led by Sir Swan’s son Barney, the first person in history to walk to the South Pole powered entirely by renewable energy.
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