Global Bioenergy Partnership

GBEP Youth Award 2024 - Call for Papers now open!


GBEP is delighted to announce that the call for papers for the 2024 GBEP Youth Award is now open, welcoming aspiring young bachelor, master or PhD students worldwide to send their innovative research. This year’s award winner will receive recognition during the first ever GBEP-YUNGA Bioenergy Youth Day at the 11th Bioenergy Week at FAO headquarters in Rome, and also the opportunity to participate in international events throughout 2024!

The GBEP Youth Award, an integral component of the annual GBEP Bioenergy Weeks, serves as a gateway for youth involvement in GBEP activities, and aims to engage young minds and recognize their research on social, economic and environmental aspects of bioenergy. Winners not only receive their awards during a special session of the GBEP Bioenergy Week, but also earn the opportunity to exhibit their work at other significant international events organized or co-organized by GBEP throughout the year.

Rakesh Godara holding the certificate given by Michela Morese at the GBEP Bioenergy Week 2023

The 2023 winner of the GBEP Youth Award was PhD candidate Mr. Rakesh Godara from the Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-energy (SSS-NIBE), Punjab, India. His outstanding research on ‘Design and development of a Smart Hybrid Anaerobic Digester’ was recognized at the 10th Bioenergy Week in Thailand. Notably, he also presented his work at the COP28 side event "Agrifood systems solutions are climate solutions" organized by FAO, underscoring the award's significance in providing a global platform to showcase innovative bioenergy research.

Join us in shaping the future of bioenergy! Take part in the call or refer friends and colleagues to share their groundbreaking research and be in with a chance to win the 2024 GBEP Youth Award!

For more details and to apply for the 2024 GBEP Youth Award, visit the GBEP Youth Award application page


Download the application form here and send it along with the complete requirements to [email protected] on or before 15 April 2024.