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 !
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 ▸
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 ▸
New Honorary member Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy received a Top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders Award for her work with the MIHARI Network (Member) and fishing communities across Madagascar. 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 ▸
To celebrate the “Month of the Territories of Life” and the commemoration of 10 years of the ICCA Consortium, Mupan, Rellac-Jovem and the ICCA Consortium organized a series of webinars on issues related to ICCAs–territories of life in Brazil. Read more ▸
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 ▸
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 ▸
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 ▸
Sharing her experiences in three youth-led international events in 2019, Emma Courtine, Honorary Member and Secretariat of the ICCA Consortium, reflects on opportunities and ideas for the Consortium to engage youth and enhance youth participation— including the creation of a youth platform within the Consortium! Read more ▸