FameLab Climate Change Communicators is a global online competition and training event to build trust in climate science as a part of The Climate Connection programme.
Throughout June - early August 2021, aspiring climate change communicators were invited to submit a video giving a three-minute talk in English related to the theme of ‘Trust in Climate Science’. The ten shortlisted finalists beat off competition from video entrants from around the world, impressing the judges with their three-minute video talks on the theme of ‘Trust in Climate Science’.
Pallavi Pokharel, a recent graduate of Kathmandu University, Nepal is one of the finalists who have won a place to compete at the FameLab Climate Change Communicators Online Final in September 2021.
‘I have always wanted to teach and make people aware of the science of climate change. Being a finalist in Fame Lab feels like winning a lottery! I am ecstatic and pumped up for what’s next to come.’
Pokhrel is a climate activist who has been actively participating and volunteering in different cohorts and workshops aligned to the theme of climate change. She is now working on an online startup that helps consumers to maximize their positive impact by shifting to a sustainable lifestyle.
Pokharel now along with other finalists take part in online training and networking activities, including a two-day online masterclass with the leading science communicator Wendy Sadler to hone their skills before the final which will be streamed on the British Council YouTube channel on 28 September.
The winner’s journey won’t end there - the top FameLab Climate Change Communicator will progress through to the FameLab International Online Final in November 2021, one of the world’s leading science communication competitions.
About The Climate Connection
The Climate Connection is the British Council’s global platform for dialogue, cooperation and action against climate change. It connects more than 200 million people from the UK and the rest of the world through collaborative and creative solutions to the climate crisis. For more information, visit www.britishcouncil.org/climate-connection.