Call for student presentation

In partnership with:
The Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (COEB)

The objective of the student presentation is to showcase cutting edge ideas from young conservation leaders and spark ‘out of the box’ ideas and perspectives among conference attendees, seasoned conservation professionals and business leaders in attendance. The poster presentation will also provide a platform for students to interact with leaders in conservation, business, government and media to explore opportunities for young leaders to add value to the sector via internships and partnerships.

Target Audience: High calibre students from universities in and around Rwanda. 

Benefits: Networking opportunities, certificate of participation, all access pass to BCC2019 from September 7th to 9th at the Kigali Convention Center,  participation in a special students' practical workshop on maximising conferences opportunities and professional development.
Students from the target audience are invited to make submissions that respond to one of the following questions: 
How can environmental investments create sustainable economic abundance?
How can environmental investments create more jobs on the continent and beyond?
How can we make conservation a growth industry for the continent?
All submissions and presentations should be in one of the following formats:
A brief presentation, often created using PowerPoint, to provide a quick overview of your business, project or idea
A one-page summary describing the high-level strategic details needed to get a business (or product) successfully to market.
Run your product live in front of an audience

The competition is open to:
Current students of a 3 or 4 year bachelor degree programme who are able to attend the conference

Selection Process
Finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:
  • Present a disruptive cutting edge idea that can revolutionise the sector
  • Engender policy change
  • Are Youth focused/ develop new talent or have the potential to make high-profit margins at scale
  • Promote two or more of the SDGs 7 - 9, 11 - 15 or 17. 

Begin your application here