Posted on Apr 30, 2022
748 people registered for ESRAG’s second annual World Environment Area of Focus Conference April 9-10. Youth participation was incredibly strong: 509 Rotaractors, 14 youth exchange students, and five Interact members.
Organized by the two ESRAG Chapters supporting Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and South Asia, the conference drew people from six continents and a total of 8 ESRAG Regional Chapters.
Participating organizations included the UN Environment Programme, World Wildlife Fund Turkey, Global Forest Watch (an initiative of the World Resources Institute), and World Beyond War.

21 speakers from different disciplines gave talks illustrating the six ESRAG themes. In addition, workshops showcased projects including solar energy, eco-entrepreneurship, eliminating e-waste, the I Fix the Planet video contest, and the iRoTree app for measuring project impact.
Check out the recordings of both conference days:
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  • Publication of a conference book including study outcomes and advice for stakeholders, including potential steps for increasing collective action locally and internationally by including NGOs.  
  • Details on how to enter the host Chapters’  Project Contest, with prizes of €150 prize in each of three categories:  “Best Act” (most effective), “Outstanding Project,” and “Innovative Project.”