Unidos por la Amazonía:
estimulando acciones responsables por las generaciones actuales y futuras


En línea


Septiembre de 2021



La Amazonía es uno de los paisajes con mayor diversidad biológica y cultural de la Tierra. Empezando por los niños que descubren los hermosos secretos del bosque tropical húmedo más grande del planeta hasta los jóvenes profesionales que sienten la imperiosa necesidad de detener los incendios y la deforestación, la Amazonía ocupa un lugar especial en los corazones y las mentes de los jóvenes de todo el mundo. 

GLF Amazonia ofrece una oportunidad excepcional para crear un programa único con y para estudiantes y jóvenes profesionales apasionados por la diversidad biocultural, los sistemas alimentarios sostenibles, los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades locales, la tenencia de la tierra y mucho más.

Event concept


The learning program “Africa’s Drylands: A Restoration Road Trip” will explore what are the essential steps that need to be made in order to start a restoration project, and how to get there. Expert speakers will accompany participants through Africa’s drylands, and will answer key questions like: What do we restore first? Who should we involve? How do we restore drylands?

At the end of the program, it is expected that participants will have a deeper understanding of the steps needed to start restoring drylands in Africa.

The Program

The two-day GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference will gather students and young professionals from all over the world. Playing key roles as speakers, volunteers, moderators and MCs,  youth will not only participate in the conference but will contribute to shaping the outcomes that emerge. 

The two-day conference will be, for some, the last stop of a digital journey – and for others, the first destination: participants in the online course “Biodiversity: a Digital Journey” will use the knowledge and skills earned during the program to contribute to the conference conversations, while delegations from more than 15 youth organizations will embark on a new path with us – co-creating a biodiversity policy brief. 

Conference attendees will also be able to start or finish their days with regionally focused Youth Daily Shows, which will explore biodiversity-related topics through the eyes of young speakers.



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Facilitated networking sessions will connect you with people across the globe. Meet a new person every five minutes! The networking moderator will provide you with the information you can use to develop your questions, in order to make the most of your networking time.

Weekly interactive meetings

As part of the program, four weekly interactive sessions  will take place prior to the digital conference, each at around 14:00 CEST. 

During the sessions, participants will have the chance to share knowledge, expertise, and ideas. Through digital collaboration with peers; networking sessions; inspiring talks; and skills-based training sessions, participants will go on a journey of discovery about biocultural diversity in landscapes, climate action, biodiversity and finance, and nature-based solutions.

Participants who join at least three of the four interactive sessions will receive a free certificate of course completion, and free access to the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference.



18 September
Welcome on board!
Our journey is finally beginning! During the first meeting, we will have a chance to get to know each other – and share our expectations for the learning journey – through facilitated networking activities. We will also provide a short introduction to the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), Youth in Landscapes (YIL), and the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), as well as to the overall program.
22 September
Biocultural diversity in landscapes

Biological and cultural diversity are key features of all of our landscapes. Biodiversity contributes to our lives not only in practical, physical and functional ways, but also in cultural and spiritual ones. In this interactive meeting, we will explore some of the diversity in perspectives on, and relationships with, nature. We will consider the interlinkages between biological and cultural diversity within a professional context, and will also explore personal understandings and experiences of living in harmony with nature.

Tania Eulalia Martinez Cruz, Alisa Rai
29 September
Climate action in biodiverse landscapes

The second meeting is led by the Wageningen Centre for Development and Innovation (WCDI), as an introduction to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The session will focus on climate change, climate action and biodiverse landscapes, and it will address the impact that climate change has on biodiversity, as well as the important role that biodiversity can play in tackling the climate crises.

6 October
Payments for ecosystem services (PES)

What does the world of money, investments and profit have to do with the world of bees, dolphins and mangroves? During the third meeting, we will consolidate and develop our learnings from the climate and finance MOOC module, by building a deeper understanding of the relationship between biodiversity and finance, and focusing specifically on the design of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes as an important skill for any land-use practitioner.

13 October
Nature-based solutions (NBS)

The world is looking for holistic and efficient ways to address multiple global challenges such as biodiversity loss, the climate crisis, food and water sovereignty, as well as preventing future global pandemics. During this meeting, led by Youth 4 Nature in collaboration with YIL and GLF, we will explore how and to what extent nature-based solutions (NBS) can be utilized for the benefit of our societies and the world’s biodiversity..



On the road to the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, and in line with the United Nations General Assembly declaration for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030), the Youth in Landscapes Initiative has invited youth organizations from all around the world to contribute to the Global Landscapes Forum Biodiversity Policy Brief. Through an intra- and inter-generational lens, this policy brief aims to bring into the global biodiversity agenda recommendations and action points for addressing the biodiversity crisis, based on knowledge co-created and shared during the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference.


80 participants from 37 countries embarked on a digital journey four weeks before the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference, following the new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Climate action in biodiverse landscapes”, and attending weekly interactive learning sessions on a range of topics. Through digital collaboration with peers, networking sessions, inspiring talks and skills-based training sessions, participants went on a journey of discovery about biocultural diversity in landscapes, climate action, biodiversity and finance, and nature-based solutions.

Do you want to learn more about these topics too? Read the outcome of each session!