The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)'s two-day event will be kick-started with a TedX-style Youth session. Nine young people will take the floor to deliver inspirational speeches about youth’s role in the natural resources sector.
“Thought leaders” in youth issues will share with us how they have changed the way youth are perceived in natural resource management sectors and “Youth champions” will tell us about their success stories in landscape based initiatives where involvement of youth was critical.
Some discussions with the on-site and online audience will be led around these with the purpose of bringing out action-oriented solutions for youth empowerment in the landscapes sector.
The discussions will mainly deal with financing and sustainable entrepreneurship, overcoming the negative perception of employment in landscapes sector, capacity building and the power of youth movements.
You can find the final agenda and set of speakers on the youth session’s landing page on the GLF official website
Have a sight of the speeches; look at some of the teasers:
- From landless to landowner: Collectively empowering young farmers Karen Tuason, Philippines
- Uganda’s untold success story: How a youth social forestry effort restored the post-war landscape, Joseph Otim, Uganda
- Kenya’s youth use mapping technology to combat soil erosion, Stephen Kibet, Kenya
If you are in Warsaw and would like to attend the session, Register by emailing Michelle at m.kovacevic[at]cgiar.org
Not in Warsaw? Follow and contribute online:
- Bookmark our livestream link: www.landscapes.org/live-stream (only available on the day)
- Follow the hashtag GLFCOP19 on Twitter and contribute by asking questions and sharing your insights
Looking forward to your participation and contribution!
The GLF will is held at the University campus on Nov 16-17 in the context of the yearly UN climate negotiations meetings (COP19) and gathers over 1,000 experts from many different nonprofit organisations who will discuss the links between food security, agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, nature conservation, policies and climate change. check out the website: http://landscapes.org