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Exciting opportunities for youth at December's Global Landscapes Forum, Peru

Exciting opportunities for youth at December's Global Landscapes Forum, PeruDragons' dens. Play-Doh. Roundtables. We'll be using all of these and more to build cross-cutting skills and knowledge for youth leadership at the Global Landscapes Forum from 5-7 December in Lima, Peru.

Below are some of the exciting activities we've already launched, with more to come. We hope to see many of you get involved!

Apply to be a youth facilitator or pitcher in Peru - only 10 days left!

Are you:

  • Involved in forestry, agriculture, fisheries, mountains or land use and passionate about the role youth play?
  • 18-30 years old?
  • Good at fostering lively group discussions or presenting ideas in an interesting and succinct way?
  • Passionate about finding creative solutions to big challenges?

Apply NOW to lead action-oriented roundtable discussions or pitch innovative ideas to an expert panel at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum in Peru. Selected youth will receive financial support to cover their travel to Peru, accommodation and meals.

See eligibility criteria and application forms at www.landscapes.org/youth. Applications close 5pm CET on 28 September so apply now!

Register for the Global Landscapes Forum

If you are planning to attend COP20, please do register to attend the Global Landscapes Forum. Students receive a discounted registration of US$25. Register at www.landscapes.org/glf-2014/register

Tell us your story

We’re keen to profile youth working in landscapes on our youth blog. Submit a 500-600 word blogpost and photo that talks about the challenges and opportunities you face as a young person working in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, biodiversity, energy or other landscapes sectors to landscapes.youth@gmail.com.

We'll also be launching a series of online discussions in October that discuss key youth issues on landscapes topics. The contributions to this discussion will be formally recognized in the outcomes of the Global Landscapes Forum youth session and hopefully be presented to the UNFCCC. Get your voice heard! Check www.landscapes.org/youth for more updates soon.

Join masterclasses

On December 5th, we'll be holding a series of professional skill and knowledge-building masterclasses for young people attending the COP20. Masterclasses will help you: contribute to and facilitate a discussion, pitch your idea or message, network with older professionals, and build your understanding of landscapes in the context of climate change and sustainable development.

Registration for masterclasses will open on www.landscapes.org/youth in early October. Please note, we are currently not able to offer financial support for masterclass participants to travel to Peru. If you can’t attend the on-site masterclasses, we will be making the materials available (and may have a number of public webinars) on our website.

If you know organizations that may be able to sponsor masterclasses, please contact Marina (marina.cherbonnier@ypard.net).

#thinklandscape

For live updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (#thinklandscape) and help us reach our target of engaging thousands of youth in the Global Landscapes Forum!

The youth activities at the Global Landscpaes Forum are being organized by youth, for youth. Our implementing organizations are YPARDIFSAGAEA and CIFOR.