Call for youth speakers for COP19 ‘Youth: the Future of Sustainable Landscapes’

Are you 18-39 years old, or working with youth, in natural resource management or forestry? Do you have success stories of youth involvement in NRM issues? Are you an energetic and inspiring speaker? Then you might be the perfect candidate to speak at the “Youth: the Future of Sustainable Landscapes” event on November 16th at the Global Landscape Forum at the upcoming COP19 in Warsaw, Poland!!

The event organisers are looking for:

  • “Thought leaders” to give TED style talks on youth issues and involvement in natural resource or landscape management
  • “Youth champions” to share success stories or initiatives of landscape scale approaches to NRM, with strong youth involvement

The event organisers will also *try* to secure funding to cover costs for those successful applicants unable to do so themselves. This is a great opportunity to give youth a voice at this exciting forum (and show the rest of the world what we IFSA students are up to!)

If you, or anyone you know, think you’ve got some great stories to or successes to share, send your application to [email protected] AND attach/cc the IFSA CIFOR Liaison Officer Sarah Dickson-Hoyle at [email protected] by September 30th 2013.

Please include in the subject if you are applying for ‘Thought leader GLFCOP19’ or ‘Success story GLFCOP19’, and write a short (200 word) proposal including your name, a short bio, whether you’re a thought leader or youth champion, and a description of your proposed talk.

More info can be found at

Good luck!


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