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ForestsAsia Special session: Youth in Southeast Asia

Are you:

  • Involved in forestry and passionate about the role youth play?
  • Passionate about finding creative solutions to big challenges?

Then you are just the person we are hoping will follow the youth session at the Forests Asia Summit! Youth session has reached capacity. Would you like to be put on the waiting list - register ?

What is the youth session at the Forests Asia Summit?

Youth are getting increasingly involved in policy and research efforts across the forestry and development sectors. Despite this, we are still seeing the same tired conference format of presentation after presentation with a lack of deep discussions and actionable outcomes.

We want to change that.

At the Forests Asia Summit on Monday May 5, we’ll be bringing together the best and brightest minds from Southeast Asia to talk about the future of the region’s forests.

We want young people at the forefront of this summit to identify new ways we can tackle major forestry issues and how youth can help drive such solutions forward.

Youth will be split into 5 roundtables where they will discuss ways to tackle a challenge facing Southeast Asia’s forests and people today. Each roundtable will be focused on one of the Summit’s discussion themes:

  • Governance and legal frameworks to promote sustainable landscapes
  • Investing in landscapes for green returns
  • Climate change and low emissions development on the ground
  • Linking food, forests and landscapes
  • Changing communities, sustainable landscapes and equitable development

Click here for more information about each theme.

Event agenda

Monday 5 May

Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia

6:00pm – 6:20pmIntroduction by inspiring youth leaders
6:20pm – 7:20pm Roundtable discussions
7:20pm – 7:30pmTea break
7:30pm – 8pmPresentations from each roundtable

How can I get involved?

Share the promotional posters on social media with the hashtags #ForestsAsia #youth

Join the online discussions (coming soon!) and the webcast!

Stay tuned on the Official Forests Asia Youth session's page!

The organisers

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.

The International Forestry Students’ Association is a global network connecting tertiary level students in forest science and related disciplines. IFSA operates as a not-for-profit, 100% student led organisation, with the aims of promoting global cooperation among forestry students, enriching forestry education, facilitating collaboration with international partner organisations, and providing a voice for youth in international forest policy processes.

YPARD is an international movement by young professionals for Young Professionals for Agricultural Development. YPARD operates as a collective global on-line and off-line communication and discussion platform and is meant to enable young professionals all over the world to realize their full potential and contribute towards innovative agricultural development.

For more information:

ForestsAsia Youth session