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Call for participation :Youth uniting sectors to halt deforestation capacity development workshop

Are you a young person passionate about tackling global land management issues? Are you interested in learning about international efforts to stop deforestation?

A coalition of international organizations, YPARD included, is inviting you to join other young leaders in Rome to build capacity and act together collectively. We're crossing sectors, land boundaries, and cultures to harmonize youth contributions towards sustainable forests.

Join us for a 1 day Youth training (Feb 19) + 3-day International Conference on Deforestation (Feb 20-22) run by a coalition of international organizations! We will be hosted at the UN Food and Agricultural Organization Headquarters in Rome, Italy and working with the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (UN Environment, World Bank, CIFOR, UNFCCC, UNCBD, IUFRO, etc).

We are looking for:

1. A CORE team of 20 students. These 20 students will be provided with partial funding to attend and be a part of a team of 5 focusing on 1 theme. Their tasks will include reporting on sessions, coming up with novel and interesting communication events and engagement strategies for both online audience and other conference attendees.

2. General youth participants, will participate in the 1 day-pre youth session as well as attend the main conference. Some financial assistance may be provided for these delegates.

The youth workshop aim is to meaningfully engage students and young professionals, have a day to plan ourselves as well as provide ample opportunities for learning and networking with professionals.

How to apply

Check out the application form here:

Check out the conference website here:


Apply as soon as possible.


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