WED2021: Generation Restoration

19 July 2021

From 5 to 30 June, UNESCO and Telli Kazakhstan held a large-scale challenge for young people to restore the ecosystems of Central Asia as part of the celebration of World Environment Day.

32 teams and 192 participants aged from 14 to 23 took part in the #WakeUpToRestore Instagram contest. For 20 days, young people solved various problems to restore the ecosystems of their cities and countries. Thus, they presented more than 100 project solutions for the restoration of bee populations, rivers and reservoirs, the conservation of the Caspian seal and the promotion of sustainable agriculture.

The first place was taken by the EcoCrossing team, scoring 48 points

EcoCrossing Team

With a difference of one point, the second place was taken by the Ecoverde team

Ecoverde Team

The third place was taken by the 3x3 Team

33 Team

It is noteworthy that a mandatory condition for the registration of teams was a gender balance, so there was an equal number of girls and boys in each team.

Tik-Tok Challenge #GenerationRestoration co-organized with YLSP youth organization gained popularity in Kyrgyzstan and young tiktokers Kubatbekov Temirlan (@Faina_Utel), Moldazhanova Akzholtoy (@M.Akzholtoy) and Batkuldayeva Zharkynai (@Bakirovs13) became its winners. As part of this challenge, young participants recorded short videos on how they make a real contribution to ecosystem restoration.

Moldozhanova Akzholtoy (Tik-Tok Challenge winner)

The final activity of the challenge was an intellectual game Brain Boy on the topic of environmental conservation. Thus, a team from Kokshetau called "Pervyi Orden" took first place, having correctly answered the questions of the quiz.

Akhmedov Ruslan, "Pervyi Orden" Team Leader

All winners received memorable gifts from UNESCO and Telli Kazakhstan, which also have an ecological character.

EcoCrossing Member

Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/wed2021-generation-restoration