New generations have always been the focus of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation since its foundation in 2006. Thus, the engagement of young scientists, activists and entrepreneurs is integral part of its core mission besides project development. The new Re.Generation Programme comes from these basis to forge the leaders of tomorrow. A true community has developed over fifteen years and the Foundation now wants to give it maximum visibility while encouraging their action and communication skills. Born from a partnership with the the University of Edinburg, the INSEAD Business School, as well as National Geographic, l'Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN), Euronatur, One Young World and Jackson Wild. Cuomo and Boustan Foundations are also supporting the programme as for scholarships.
"Re.Generation Future Leaders", under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, was born with this scope. A targeted training course within a campus programme, set in the Principality from the 2nd until the 13th July 2023. The two-week workshop is addressed to a selected group of ten under-35 young talents, from different cultural and professional backgrounds. Science, environmental activism, entrepreneurship and media professionalism are the main sectors involved based on a multidisciplinary approach aimed at boosting action. A group of professionals from universities and key institutions will lecture within the "summer school". Notably, Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary, Alejandro Agag founder of the Formula E Championship, Tim Flannery, Australian Paleontologist of the Year in 2007, and many others. Moreover, a series of field visits along the Riviera coast are in the top list of initiatives.
Razan al Mubarak, President of the Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature- UICN, pointed out « IUCN’s vision of a fair world, prone to value and preserve nature, cannot be realised without the commitment and support of young leaders, their perceptions and new ideas. IUCN is proud to partner with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to empower future leaders in conservation and sustainable development »
Jill Tiefenthaler, CEO, National Geographic Society, highlighted: « National Geographic Society aims at enhancing and protecting the wonders of our world by investing and empowering change actors who are on the front lines of global issues like the climate crisis. We are delighted to partner with the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco to help train and support the new generation of scientists, environmentalists, protectors of the planet and citizens of the world, so they can find solutions and advocate for positive change in their communities and beyond ».
Elena Cuomo, President of Cuomo Foundation, concluded: « For more than 20 years, our Foundation has been working to transform and empower disadvantaged youth through access to education, including through the creation and funding of scholarships. There is no question that sustainability is the critical issue facing all of us and that we have a historic responsibility to provide global young generations with the visionary skills they need. Our partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation began over a decade ago with the IPCC Fellowship Program, and we are pleased to extend our support to this new environmental initiative. I am confident that the Re.Generation leadership program will play as a strong foundation for young actors to build new powerful systems, develop positive long-term solutions and support a livable planet so that everyone can feed and cherish it in the future.
MONACŒCOART® welcomes Re.Generation Programme as a novel opportunity to showcase that a science-base multidisciplinary approach can really make a difference in promoting the social and economic change needed for a more sustainable future, as widely proved by the pioneering book: "Communicating the Environment to Save the Planet. A Journey into Eco-Communication", recently published by Springer International Publishing under the support of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation as well as various prestigious university professors and officially considered as driver of UN Sustainable Development Goals SDGs.***
By Maurice Abbati
Springer International Publishing