Landscape Leadership Youth Workshop

It’s time to re-define leadership. 

We can only create a world with sustainable landscapes through creating a new type of leadership that values ecosystems, empowers people, and facilitates positive change.

This immersive 4-day experience begins on Nov 29 with the Landscape Leadership Workshop, delivered by the GLF in partnership with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, and continues to GLF Bonn 2018. The workshop will provide students and young professionals with the tools to become powerful, actionable leaders through

  • sessions on how to facilitate, pitch, and design holistic projects
  • a knowledge marketplace featuring speakers from leading organizations and experts
  • community building activities
  • thematic project teams who will co-create and deliver workshops at GLF Bonn 2018.

After receiving over 360 applications from across the globe, we have selected over 40 young leaders to gather in Bonn and re-define leadership in the age of sustainable development. Meet the participants. 


Come experience workshops designed and led by young landscape leaders.

Day 1 – Saturday 

  • 9:00-9:30: Power Landscape (ACTION Pavilion)
  • 9:30-10:00: Food for Thought Not for the Bin (ACTION Pavilion)
  • 12:45-14:00: So you think you’re a landscape leader (Learning Pavilion)

**Launch of the Landscape Academy**

Day 2 – Sunday 

  • 11:00-11:30: Role of local communities in promoting landscape restoration through social entrepreneurship (ACTION Pavilion)

How can I attend GLF Bonn?

If you want to attend, now is your chance! In October, we are offering a limited number of tickets of 51 euros as an exclusive promotion for students and youth (under age 35)! Press the button to register to get your spot.

How will you select workshop participants?

Applicants will be selected based on their: passion and motivation, demonstrated interest in a landscape and sustainability issue or cause, clarity of responses, and ability to implement ideas and collaborate

What time commitment is involved?

Selected participants are expected to: participate in the 2-day workshop held November 29-30, the GLF Bonn held Dec 1-2, and take part in a few hours of online prep in the weeks leading up to the workshop.

Will selected workshop participants receive funding?

We have a limited amount of travel scholarships available. We will award scholarships based on need and merit. The remaining delegates are expected to raise their own funds to attend, though our team will be available to assist wherever possible with fundraising.

I am under 18 or over 35, can I still apply?

Unfortunately, not but you can still register for the GLF Bonn event. If you are under 18, please contact the GLF Youth Coordinator at s.abraham@cgiar.org to identify other avenues for participation.

What is the Youth in Landscapes Initiative?

The Youth in Landscapes (YIL) Initiative is a global movement of young people who have committed to living and breathing the landscapes philosophy – collaboration, diversity, and collective action. The GLF and YiL partner to deliver meaningful youth programs for those aged 18-35 years to join us. Whether you are a student or young professional, whether you work in agriculture, business, or geography – this community needs you. The Initiative is a partnership between the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and the Global Agroecology Alliance (GAEA). Together these organizations represent over 20,000 young people working and studying in agriculture, forestry and agroecology.

Who can take part in the workshop?

Do you:Have a demonstrated commitment and/or leadership to advancing sustainability for our landscapes and communities? (rights, climate change, land management, agriculture, oceans, food, forests and more!) Want to be part of a global community of youth working to promote sustainable land management through the landscapes approach? Have a passion for going beyond words and want to be part of a movement to action?Then take part in the 2018 Youth in Landscapes Initiative leadership program at the 2018 Global Landscapes Forum!

Learn more about upcoming opportunities and different ways of getting involved with the Youth In Landscapes