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We are surfacing emerging environmental leaders and teaching them the skills necessary to carry out action projects that will address threats facing the environment, cultures, and communities.




BENEFICIARIES OF all projects being implemented by Excelerators

The CoalitionWILD EXCELerator program is an intensive 9-month leadership and capacity building training that is committed to the education, development, and mentorship of emerging young leaders to design and deliver environmental projects around the world. 

Schools/universities worked in


Trees Planted


Volunteers Engaged


Workshops Hosted


Bags of trash collected


Wildlife Camera Traps Deployed

2019/2020 Cohort Impact

In 4 years, 78 CoalitionWILD EXCELerator participants have completed the program, implementing 78 new action projects in 52 countries.
Each project is unique to the circumstances, area, and interest of the project leader, making the outcome more impactful and with a deeper commitment from those involved.
These are some of the outcomes produced by our 2019/2020 cohort in just 9 months.

Kevin Lunzalu
2018 EXCELerator COHORT

“When I first started out, I had a feeling that I was venturing into a world unknown. I had an idea but was not sure how to get it started.
Thanks to CoalitionWILD I’m now better informed, have a belonging, 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.”

about the program

The CoalitionWILD EXCELerator is a rigorous 9-month leadership development program. Each participant is accepted based on their individually proposed idea of an environmental project they want to implement that will tackle an issue facing an ecosystem, their community, their culture, or their livelihood.
Over 9-months, CoalitionWILD equips EXCELerator participants with the tools, support, and confidence needed to implement that idea. In doing that, we focus on the 3 Ps: Project Development, Personal Growth, and Professional Network.
Project Development will help you to further structure your module in terms of devising a work plan, time schedule, budget plan etc., which form the basis for a successful implementation. It will also allow you to anticipate potential challenges to the project and to draft preliminary responses and/or scenarios A, B, and C.
Personal Growth focuses on the improvement of your knowledge and skills in communication, fundraising, management techniques and methodologies, by giving you access to our resources and offering webinars with expert guest speakers, which will allow you to become more confident, not just to present your project, but as a leader in general.
The Professional Network is all about giving you a platform for exchanging your ideas, projects, challenges etc. with like-minded people and to benefit from the experience of professionals who signed up to offer mentorship to you. You may gather first experience in speaking and presenting at conferences or even be featured in international publications.
Below you find a summary of the 3Ps and the activities that the EXCELerator program offers to its participants:

Project Development

  • Draft a Work Plan and Timeline for project implementation
  • Devise a Budget and Fundraising Plan
  • Craft a Contingency Plan, anticipating potential risks and identifying solutions
  • Make an assessment of Next Steps to continue/and or grow your project
  • Develop an Elevator Pitch, to convince others of the value of your project in a concise and brief manner

Personal Growth

  • Benefit from access to resources and methods, such as management and analytical techniques
  • Gain more experience in communicating your project via a blog/press release, in interviews, to a camera, in social media, and via photos/ videos
  • Increase your fund-raising skills and techniques and gain access to funding opportunities
  • Become more confident as a leader for your communities and for the planet

Professional Network

  • Gain access to a global network, including opportunities to speak, present, attend global conferences, apply for fellowships or funding, or be highlighted in international publications
  • Get connected to an experienced mentor matched to your field of work, who will support you with advice throughout the program
  • Boost your credentials through a reference from and the backing of a credible global organization
These activities show what CoalitionWILD offers, but ultimately it depends on YOU in what way you would like to benefit from the EXCELerator program. We offer you the space to discover your own solutions, thereby ensuring that you are driven by


Innovation in your ideas

Commitment to your work

Empathy in engaging with stakeholders

Creativity in the implementation

Passion in your delivery


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.

Young leaders are using their voices and passion to enact change for a better planet.

Join us and connect with them.