The event celebrated Indigenous youth’s resilience, determination, and contributions across the region while highlighting the need for collective action to address ongoing challenges. Read more ▸
“Youth for Territories of Life” (hereafter, the Youth Group) was created on 1 January 2020, following the recommendation of the ICCA Consortium XVth General Assembly and the first meeting of the Council thereafter.
The new co-chairs launched the Youth Group in their editorial Cultivating seeds of change: Launching the ICCA Consortium’s “Youth for Territories of Life”, which appeared in the April 2020 issue of the Newsflash
Learn about the objectives, membership, leadership and more in the Youth Group Guidelines and Procedures.
The Youth Group is composed of youth who are 35 years and under who represent or are from territories of life, or who are actively supporting and working toward appropriate recognition and support for territories of life. Members of the group are either youth representatives of the ICCA Consortium’s Members, or Honorary members themselves.
Please review the Youth Group Guidelines and Procedures for more information and/or contact the Administration Coordinator to join !
Karen Indigenous youth are leading self-determination and revitalizing territories of life in Myanmar: Esther Wah
Esther Wah is the Secretary of the All Burma Indigenous Peoples Alliance (ABIPA) and a Council member (Thematic representative for youth and intergenerational relations) of the ICCA Consortium. In this interview, Ms. Wah talks about how the Indigenous Karen youth are becoming a driving force in securing self-determination and revitalizing the Indigenous governance and management systems in our ancestral territories of life. Read more ▸
Aquilas Koko Ngomo is a Policy and Advocacy Co-coordinator for Africa with the ICCA Consortium. In this interview, Mr. Ngomo talks about the role of the Indigenous youth in defending and sustaining their ancestral territories of life. He also reflects on the opportunities for collaboration across societies and generations in the movement to bring large-scale systemic changes to ensure living in harmony. Read more ▸
In this World View article published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, Josefa Cariño Tauli shares a personal perspective, as a young Indigenous woman, on why it is so critical to heed long-standing calls for human rights, justice and equity in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Read more ▸
Indigenous youth digital storytelling project undertaken by members of the Asia Indigenous Youth Platform, with support from UNESCO and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, culminates in live premiere of five beautiful videos. Read more ▸
TAYAW – A solidarity celebration of territories of life. Read more ▸
A celebration of both the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and International Youth Day Read more ▸
The ICCA Consortium’s Youth Group brought together diverse young leaders for several events in the IUCN One Nature, One Future Global Youth Summit, held virtually from 5-16 April 2021. Read more ▸
Youth for Territories of Life, the youth group of the ICCA Consortium, organized a session titled “Defending Territories of Life: Experiences and Strategies of Young Frontline Defenders” at the recent IUCN Global Youth Summit. This blog is a recap of the discussions from the session. Read more ▸
Perspectives from the webinar on defending nature defenders. RELLAC-Joven organised the webinar together with the ICCA Consortium, Global Witness and activists from Colombia and Venezuela. Read more ▸
In northwestern Mexico, the Comcaac Indigenous people have cared for their territory for millennia. Leonel Hoeffer, Honorary member and member of the ICCA Consortium’s Youth Group, tells how the Comcaac youth are involved in and leading activities for the conservation of their territory and culture. Read more ▸
San Youth Network (SYNet), an ICCA Consortium Member for several years, is a youth organization that promotes a variety of development strategies that benefit… Read more “Support Our Member San Youth Network to Help San Communities Facing COVID-19 Crisis in Botswana” ▸
Youth for Territories of Life, the Youth Group of the ICCA Consortium, held its first global gathering online and in three languages! The meeting was an opportunity to define strategic lines of action for the group, along with concrete steps for moving forward. Read more ▸
The ICCA Consortium’s delegation to the most recent UN negotiations on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework included several youth (all women!). Join us as we hear about this experience directly from youth representatives from Madagascar, Nepal and the Philippines. Read more ▸
Ndima-Kali: BaAka and Sangha-Sangha Youth Organise to Promote Their Cultures and Fight Discrimination
In the heart of Africa, the Ndima-Kali association (ICCA Consortium Member) offers young BaAka and Sangha-Sangha people a space to defend and enhance their cultures. José Martial Bétoulet shares on the organisation’s history and actions. Read more ▸
“Much like seeds pushing through the earth to grow into mighty cohiue trees, young people must continue to build ourselves, learn and grow into the strong agents of change that are so needed by our communities and territories and the planet as a whole.” An editorial by Josefa Cariño Tauli and Lucas Quintupuray, co-chairs of Youth for Territories of Life. Read more ▸
Local Communities and Youth Express Their Views on the New Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Toward a Shared Vision of Biodiversity in Madagascar
In Madagascar, our Member TAFO MIHAAVO and Malagasy Youth Biodiversity Network have united to gather Fokonolona and youth to analyse the current biodiversity governance and management in the island, and to shape a common future to preserve biodiversity. Read more ▸
In Myanmar, the Rawang Youth group and its allies are working hard to raise awareness about the value of territories of life, and seeking better recognition for these territories and the rights of the Indigenous Rawang people. Htonphu Nin Htay and Aye Myat Thandar tell us about their work and the emergence of the Rawang Youth group. Read more ▸