The PIONEER Olympiad promotes a global understanding of environmental and social issues and the achievement of sustainability through basic science, arts, design, and business development. The PIONEER Olympiad provides challenges and opportunities for secondary school students, to instill in them the skills and knowledge needed to be the citizens, leaders, scientists, artists, writers, engineers, and policy makers of the future—agents who will promote and contribute to greater environmental sustainability throughout their lives.

The PIONEER Olympiad focuses on all aspects of global environmental issues with the following goals:

  • To enable high school students (from public or international schools) around the world to cope with environmental and social problems, and to elicit their abilities to produce solutions.
  • To inspire high school students to contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment.
  • To equip young generations with environmental consciousness.
  • To provide a forum for youth from around the world to come together and share ideas.
  • To inform the public about global environmental problems.
  • To empower and inspire female high school students

The PIONEER Olympiad has:

  • Affection for all humanity
  • Wisdom in all circumstances
  • A deep sense of responsibility for society and the world
  • Dedication to deeply held values, acting accordingly with passion
  • Special emphasis on gender issues