Carolina Nyberg-Steiser Bursary Programme
In October 2017, Greenpeace campaign Carolina Nyberg-Steiser lost her life in the Brazilian Amazon in the course of her work.
As Head of Partnerships, Artists & Influencers at Greenpeace, she raised millions in funding that enabled not just Greenpeace, but the wider environmental and human rights movements, to drive change for a better world.
Greenpeace and the Resource Alliance, with the support of Carolina’s family, have developed a bursary programme in her name with an aim to empower other incredible young women who care as deeply for the wellbeing of our planet, and the people that inhabit this earth, as Carolina did.
The Carolina Nyberg-Steiser Bursary is open to women up to 36 years of age, working in the Social Impact Sector.
Recipients receive a full delegate place at Resource Alliance events, access to all learning opportunities, and bespoke opportunities to network, share and learn. Those who receive a bursary for IFC will have accommodation provided an experienced mentor to support the learning journey.
Previous successful applicants for a Bursary have come from South Africa, USA, Costa Rica, Australia, India, Ecuador, Nepal, Cambodia, Brazil and Canada.
“Carolina was an incredible young woman with a huge heart and astonishing determination and at just 29 years of age she had, with grace, intelligence and sheer force of will achieved so very much. In everything she did in support of Greenpeace’s mission, Carolina was courageous, inspiring and uplifting. She sought to empower others to reach new heights in their work and their leadership.”
Sarah Scarth, Global Programmes and Partnerships Director at the Resource Alliance, said:
“The Resource Alliance recognises, as Carolina did, the value of joining forces in new and innovative ways to create greater impact. With the support of Carolina’s family, the Resource Alliance and Greenpeace have partnered for the second year to run this programme which empowers other incredible young women who care as deeply for the wellbeing of the planet and its inhabitants as Carolina did.”
Karen McGrath, Global Marketing Manager at Act for Peace, Australia, was a previous Carolina Nyberg-Steiser Bursary holder and explains the impact that receiving the Bursary meant for her and her organisations:
“Receiving a Carolina Nyberg-Steiser Bursary program place was an incredible privilege. Attending IFC Asia gave me the opportunity to challenge my thinking, learn from thought leaders and network with people from all around the world with diverse perspectives and incredible stories. More than anything it left me with a profound sense of purpose and connection and invigorated my determination to come together with like-minded people to change the world.”
Previous participants in the Carolina Nyberg-Steiser Bursary Programme