The Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) is a youth-led and youth-targeted initiative that took place in Paris as part of the youth component of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) 2015. A total of 29 women and 21 men aged 18-35 from 31 countries came together to generate ideas that might help solve some of the most pertinent land-use issues that organizations are facing on the ground today. 46% of the youth participants were from rural areas and they came from a wide variety of professional backgrounds including governmental institutions, NGOs, universities, farming, and the private sector.
This report presents the main findings from the overall YIL process and includes both qualitative and quantitative data gathered through survey responses and interviews with both the youth participants and the mentors. It serves to give insight into the dynamics of youth participation in this program and the main good practices and lessons learned from the design and implementation of the YIL.