Achieving global outcomes through the Youth in Landscapes Initiative

The Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) is a youth-led initiative that unites and empowers youth (aged 18-35 years) from diverse backgrounds around the world to have a voice, and affect positive change in their landscapes and livelihoods.

IFSA is one of three founding partners to this initiative, alongside the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and the Global AgroEcology Alliance (GAEA). Together, with the support of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), we continue to deliver this initiative annually.

YIL is a youth driven initiative to support skills development for young people, foster their innovative ideas and bridge their connection with the professional world. The latest event was held at the 2016 GLF in Marrakech, Morocco, alongside the UNFCCC COP22. It comprised of a pre-GLF training programme and culminated in an in-conference youth session.

The report for the 2016 YIL is available for download here now. The findings are built on a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of data collected during and after the event.

Download the Report Now (Full Text English).

I'm Jesse and I was the IFSA President for the 2016-2017 year. I am an Australian, based with the University of Melbourne Forest Ecosystems Student Society (FESS) LC, who studied a masters in forestry and I now work in forest policy.