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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.





people involved in all projects being implemented by Excelerators

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

An international cohort of emerging youth leaders.

Click around the map below to learn about our CoalitionWILD EXCELerator Alumni and the solutions they are designing and leading against the threats facing our planet.


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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. Participants walk away with:
• A fully implemented project
• A strategic plan for project design and implementation
• An elevator pitch
• Experience in communicating their project via a blog/press release, in an interview, to a camera, in social media, and via photos/videography
• A budget and fundraising plan
• An outline on how to grow or continue their project
• Access to information on management and analyzation techniques
• The reference from and backing of a credible global organization
• Connection to an experienced mentor
• Access to a global network, including first knowledge of opportunities to speak, present, attend global conferences, apply for fellowships or funding, or be highlighted in international publications
• The confidence to be a leader for their communities and for the planet


The CoalitionWILD EXCELerator Program works because we don’t tell our participants the projects they should implement, what they should be passionate about, or how they can help.
We offer the space for young people to discover their own solutions, thereby ensuring


  • Commitment to their work
  • Innovation in their ideas
  • Creativity in the implementation, and
  • Passion in their 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.