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Lack of resources, isolation, and burn out should never be a reason for failure – especially for youth who envision a better planet and who have the ambition to make it a reality.

CoalitionWILD Ambassadors are guided through an intensive 9-month capacity building program to facilitate their leadership growth and expand their practical skills, culminating with a requirement for each Ambassador to implement a passion-driven initiative of their own design and development. Participants that complete the requirements of the program will receive an official Certificate of Completion.

Applications for the 2019 Ambassador Cohort are now open.

Apply by 30 April 2019. Must be 35 years or younger by 1 June 2019. Please refer to the program FAQ.

“When I first started out, I had a feeling that I was venturing into a world unknown.

I thought it would be difficult working with people I have never met before, and that the expectations on me would be too high. I had an idea but was not sure how to get it started.”

Kevin Lunzalu

“Thanks to CoalitionWILD I’m now better informed, have a belonging, am well-planned, and with a myriad of resources I need to properly implement my project. I can confidently say that with the aid of CoalitionWILD, my project is now on course, impacting the community one step at a time.




people involved in all projects being implemented by Ambassadors



2018 ambassador Successes

about the program

The CoalitionWILD Ambassador Program is a rigorous 9-month leadership development program offered at no charge. At the completion of each yearly session, participants of the program have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to develop, organize, and facilitate personal action projects in their communities – generating real, on-the-ground change. Each cohort gains access to an online database of resources, toolkits, and best practices to guide participants on their learning journey. Over the course of the program, monthly webinars are offered and recorded on a host of topics delivered by VIP Guest Speakers giving firsthand knowledge and expertise. In addition, each CoalitionWILD Ambassador is paired with a peer mentor for the course of the program, who acts as a support, advocate, advisor, and new connection.

By the end of the program, Ambassadors will have the know-how – as well as the encouragement and support – to effectively:

  • Envision a solution to a challenge they are passionate about
  • Develop an action plan, strategy, and timeline for carrying out that vision
  • Communicate their project to others
  • Identify, recruit, and engage volunteers, participants, members, or supporters
  • Develop a budget and/or fundraising plan (if necessary)
  • Set specific, measurable, and attainable goals
  • Execute strategy and tactics
  • Take their original vision and turn it into action! 

Invest in today's emerging leaders, and tomorrow's decision-makers.

Support the ideas, visions, and ambition of youth environmentalists around the world taking action in their communities for the planet. Your investment ensures youth on the edge of making a difference have access to the tools, resources, and encouragement they need to reach their full potential.

2018 Ambassadors

Abhisek Shrestha  –  Awais Tariq  –  Celena Wu  –  Diana Garlytska  –  Elujulo Opeyemi  –  Katie Taylor  –  Kevin Lunzalu  –  Krishna Prasad Bastola  –  Maga Guanilo  –  Marijke van de Staak  –  Michael Starkey  –  Mlati Ochieng  –  Natalie Knowles  –  Neale Howarth  –  Shannon Rivera  –  Stella Diamant  –  Tina Anic  –  Tumiso Selaledi  –  Usman Muhammad  –  Victoria Kosmatova  –  Yoba Alenga

2017 Ambassadors

Alain Senghor Ngute  –  Augustin Dieuseul  –  Flavia Alessandrini  –  Matt Adam Williams  –  Nahar Muhammed  –  Neale Howarth  –  Nouhad Awwad  –  Ritika Prasai  –  Sarah Levine  –  Shivish Bhandari  –  Steven Makumba  –  Tayyab Shafique

2016 Ambassadors

Sarah Levine  –  Matt Adam Williams  –  Sohaib Aamir  –  Nahar Muhammed  –  Ritika Prasai  –  Lucha Celestine Fonyikeh  –  Augustin Dieuseul  –  Kartiki Gonsalves

Apply to become a CoalitionWILD Ambassador.


Applications close 30 April 2019, and late submissions will not be accepted. Please note and adhere to character count restrictions. We suggest responding to the questions in a Word Document and using copy/paste to input your responses into the submission form.

The CoalitionWILD 2019 Ambassador Program runs 13 June 2019 – 28 February 2020. You must be 35 years of age or younger on 1 June 2019 to apply. You will receive a response from program organizers regarding your application by 25 May 2019. Please do not inquire about your application prior to that date.

Read the FAQ section below the application for application criteria and for any questions prior to contacting us.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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