Apply to Speak at the Global Landscapes Forum | Warsaw 16-17 November 2013

Deadline: September 30, 2013

Are you 18-39 years old OR working with youth? Are you involved in the natural resource sector (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, conservation, development, industry, climate change)? Do you have a success story related to youth involvement in the natural resource sector? Are you an engaging and inspiring speaker and leader?

If so, you are just the person Global Landscapes Forum is looking for to speak at their event, “Youth: The future of Sustainable Landscapes” to be held at the Global Landscapes Forum on November 16, 2013 on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP19)in Warsaw, Poland.

Far from being a talkfest, the event will harness the energy, technological savvy-ness, competitive spirit and ideas of youth — both at the conference and online — to construct concrete, action-orientated pledges that youth can (and will) undertake to help achieve sustainable landscapes.


How can you apply?

They’re looking for two different sets of inspiring and energetic speakers:

  • Thought leaders in youth issues: Inspiring leaders who have changed the way youth are perceived in natural resource management sectors.
  • Youth champions: Have you successfully set up a project or business in the natural resources sector that shows how young people can make a difference? Share your success story with us.

With “natural resources”, they are looking to cover a wide range of topics: agriculture, forestry, fisheries, livestock, land/air/water management, nature conservation, climate change adaptation, sustainable environmental development and its related industries.

To apply, or if you know someone that would be the perfect candidate, please send us a 200 word proposal including: the speaker name, a short biography, whether the speaker is a “thought leader” or “youth champion” and a description of the talk.

Please send applications to [email protected] before September 30th, 2013, highlighting in the email subject line whether you are applying for Thought leader GLFCOP19 or Success-Story GLFCOP19.

Potential speakers will be put forward to a selection committee and will be notified by October. The organizers will try to cover the travel and accommodation costs for speakers who are unable to secure their own funds.

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