Rhainne Cshyra Dimatatac, a BS Medical Laboratory Science student, was hailed as one of the Top 5 Finalists (Group) in the ASEAN Young Climate Leaders Programme (ASEAN YLCP).
The program aims to create an opportunity for young people to share and exchange ideas on sustainability, environment, and climate action-related issues in the ASEAN region and collaborate with others to resolve these issues.
Rhainne, together with her groupmates from Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Malaysia has worked together for 6 months to conceptualize a project on Environmentally sustainable cities- one of the ASEAN Strategic Plan on Environment strategic priorities. The group was awarded 10,000USD to be utilized in the implementation of their project.
The program was organized by the ASEAN Foundation (AF) in cooperation with SAP, a German software company, GIZ (Deutsche Geselleschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit or German Corporation for International Cooperation), a German development agency, and Common Purpose, a UK-based leadership organization.