Ever wondered what it’s like to work at the world’s number one think tank in environment? Or coached by the best researchers and communicators in Indonesia? Join the Indonesian Young Thought Leaders on Environment now!

 Indonesian Young Thought-Leaders on Environment 2017 is a mentorship program aimed to transform young individuals with knowledge, expertise and passions into agents of change in protecting the environment and improving lives, organized by the World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI Indonesia), in partnership with the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) since 2015.


SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY! (January 1st – March 31st, 2017)

The program calls for Indonesian final year students or fresh graduates (bachelor and masters) to submit an essay surrounding environmental issues.


Leadership trainings and internship at the World Resources Institute offices in Jakarta and Washington DC.



 Crowdsourcing to solve environmental issues – What is your innovation?

The notion of crowdsourcing has appeared on the surface recently, particularly with the development of platforms that deploy the principles of crowdsourcing such Gojek (online transport network), Kitabisa (a fundraising platform), and Kawalpemilu (an election monitoring platform). Indeed, crowdsourcing can be found in various forms and sectors, from politics, business, to environment and may hold potential to contribute to solving issues in those sectors. Environment sector, particularly, has been receiving intense spotlight in the global community. The Earth experienced the warmest April on record last year, keeping 2016 on track to be the hottest year yet and by the biggest margin ever. In 2015, massive fires burned in Indonesia’s forests and land, creating toxic haze not only in Indonesia but also Singapore and Malaysia and resulting in billions of dollars’ worth of damages and losses. More environmental problems are taking place and solutions to help address those issues are urgently needed.

The IYTL on Environment program calls for passionate Indonesian youth to think about the innovation in crowdsourcing that can help solve environmental issues – be it in climate, forests, energy, or cities. Pick one of these four areas you are most passionate about, identify a pressing problem in the area and come up with an innovation in crowdsourcing to solve it. You should also argue the pros and cons of such innovation.

We are looking for a data-driven, creative and thought-provoking essay. Candidates should feel free to go out of the box, although it needs to be justified through strong supporting arguments. Graphics and pie charts could be used in the essays to support your points.



  • Form: Essay (maximum 1500 words)
  • Language: English
  • Deadline: 31 March 2017, 11.59pm WIB
  • Individuality: Individual work expected, no group work allowed.
  • Citation: All sources must be cited and referred to the respective part in the essay



 Submit your essay, scanned copy of identity card, and scanned copy of student card to indonesiaoffice@wri.org



Please come to our launch event on Jan 27th at 18:30 at @america, Pacific Place mall, South Jakarta. We will also have a panel of experts to discuss about urban planning in a changing climate.