Youth for territories of life

“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.

Join us!

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 ▸

Indigenous youth are leading the movement to live in harmony with nature: Aquilas Koko Ngomo

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 ▸

Comcaac Youth, Committed to the Conservation of Their Territory

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 ▸

A “Territories of Life Month” in Brazil!

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 ▸