myIMPACT stands for “Intervarsity Malaysia Public Policy Advocacy Competition” – a national-level competition that aims to stimulate young minds in Malaysia to formulate and propose credible policy recommendations related to environmental protection and climate action aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Throughout the process, the competition is aspired to raise awareness on the importance of public policy in shaping the country’s future, and promote collaboration between relevant stakeholders.
Evaluate existing approaches taken to preserve the environment.
Design the outline for solid actions to close the gaps from existing approaches.
Follow through on the course of actions towards environmental restoration.
myIMPACT essentially comprises 3 main components:
Policy Brief, Policy Pitch, and Policy Campaign. Participants will be shortlisted from policy brief submissions and will be required to pitch their policy recommendation. The best groups will run a campaign to raise awareness and secure public voting. Finalists will be presenting to the stakeholders and one group will emerge as myIMPACT champion for 2022.
A summary of the competition flow is depicted below :
YouthCare Malaysia is a national-level NGO established on 12 Dec 2019. Our vision is to be an impactful youth-led organization that effectively unites, empowers and mobilizes the youth to care for the environment and society. Our mission is to inspire youth volunteerism, development and activism; and drive collaboration to deliver positive impact aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030.
Since establishment, YCM has opened 13 state branches nationwide, raised 4000+ registered volunteers and 300+ committee members. Soon we will be opening our student chapters within campuses around Malaysia. Despite the pandemic, YCM has organized 57 projects nationwide
from January 2020 to December 2021 ranging from disaster relief missions, workshops, seminars, tree planting programs, clean-up / plogging programs, feed-the-homeless programs, intellectual discourse, poster competition, and many more. In 2022, we are condensing our efforts within the focus areas in our 3 core pillars :
Volunteerism, Youth Development, and Activism.