Climate Change Problem Solvers

About the Project

This project is one of the 2022 WISE Awards winners. 


Context and Issue 

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report states that 40% of India’s population will live with water scarcity and 35 million people face annual coastal flooding by 2050. According to the International Labour Organisation, India could lose the equivalent of 34 million jobs in 2030 due to global warming. 

For India’s 485 million youth, there is a need to reimagine the way education can help navigate these challenges.


Solution and Impact

Reap Benefit’s Bootcamp Express is a 2 month mentor driven program to activate action-oriented citizens called Solve Ninjas to solve India’s alarming climate and civic issues. With a focus on ‘locals’ (communities, data and solutions), the program builds 21st century skills necessary to thrive in the rapidly evolving markets, enables environmental savings and sets youth up for a lifelong engagement with climate and civic problem solving. 

Strengthened by Solve Ninja technology platform and action-oriented communities, the program provides in-depth knowledge, toolkits and mentoring to think about local data, engage in local campaigns and build local innovative solutions. Focused on local neighbourhoods, this experiential problem solving ideology is an easily adaptable template for the global world. 

54.3 million litres of water, 1.7 million units of electricity and 187 tonnes of waste have been saved by 112,018+ Solve Ninjas who have taken 94,000+ actions, crowdsourced 5.6 lakh data points, started 3143 campaigns & built 542 civic innovations to address local climate & civic issues. 50 Solve Ninjas have started social initiatives & 4 of them have registered their enterprises.


Future Developments 

We aim to build a nationwide movement of 1 million action-oriented Solve Ninjas by 2025, strengthen climate literacy and 21st century skills by at least 3%, bring about environmental savings and systemically address 12 out of 17 SDG goals through a global repository of crowdsourced solutions and campaigns for climate and civic issues.


May 19, 2022 (last update 09-15-2022)