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“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 Membership Engagement Coordinator to join !
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 ▸
“When we play the instruments in ceremonies or celebrations, we demonstrate to the different energies that we know our origin and understand our role: we are defenders of life, of the territories, we are one more energy, we are part of the whole,” says Lucas Quintupuray, ICCA Consortium Council member. Read more ▸
The effects of climate change this winter have hit the fisheries across boreal Finland like never before. Our Member Snowchange rises to the challenge with a Master-Apprentice programme. In a beautiful multimedia piece, we learn how Snowchange is transmitting ancient skills and the preparation of traditional fish recipes to local young people. 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 ▸
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 ▸