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5 steps to strengthen youth leadership & participation in 2015

450 participants. 25 senior mentors. 3 days of life changing experiences

We’re excited to share our final report from the Global Landscapes Forum’s youth activities:

final report from the youth activities at the Global Landscapes ForumThe report summarises the challenges facing young professionals in engaging with landscapes issues and effectively participating in conferences. 

It also includes five ‘next steps’ to strengthen youth participation in future events:

  1. Refine model of ‘effective youth participation in conferences’.

  2. Prioritise long-term mentoring and support of youth leaders through a fellowship program.

  3. Introduce real-world problems to youth session discussions.

  4. Empower session hosts to involve young professionals.

  5. Improve high level youth representation


If you would like to access the annexes, email m.kovacevic[at]

Tools to master your skills - resources from the youth masterclasses 

Covering how to pitch an idea, facilitate a discussion, network effectively and think critically on landscapes, this booklet shares the key information, documents and readings presented during the webinars and

We intend for this guide to impart practical advice and information that can be used and applied by young people across the world in their personal and professional lives.


Share your landscapes story or ideas for youth engagement in 2015   

Young people and senior professionals far and wide have been sharing their stories:

Video Global Landscapes Forum - youth championPitchers, dragons and the landscape – Ashwin Ravikumar on his GLF Youth Session experience
"The amount of learning that just happened in that room, not just by young people but also by older professionals was amazing.”

youth in landscapes selfie!My journey as Global Landscapes Forum youth facilitator
"I felt like everything I had ever done had led up to and prepared me for the Global Landscapes Forum. It was an empowering space where new skills were learnt and existing ones fine-tuned."

Rejuvenating sustainable agriculture discourses: Increasing youth engagementRejuvenating sustainable agriculture discourses: Increasing youth engagement
"There is still a gap in taking young people’s opinions on board and getting their perceptions integrated into climate-smart agriculture, landscapes governance and rural development solutions."

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