The Youth in Landscapes (YIL) Initiative is a global movement of young people who have committed to living and breathing the landscapes philosophy – collaboration, diversity, and collective action. We welcome everyone aged 18-35 years to join us. Whether you are a student or young professional, whether you work in agriculture, business, or geography – this community needs you. The Initiative is a partnership between the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and the Global Agroecology Alliance (GAEA). Together these organizations represent over 20,000 young people working and studying in agriculture, forestry and agroecology.

There are a number of ways you can be an active player at GLF Bonn. Converse with leaders and register for our Digital Summit held Dec 12th at 1 PM CET. Get to know fellow change-makers over food and drink at our exclusive Youth Evening on Dec 19th. Engage in focused discussion on integrating youth into key local and regional initiatives by attending the Discussion Forum – ‘Drawing Landscapes - Youth integration from vision to action’ on Dec 20th. Welcome to YIL.

Applications to our youth social media outreach mentoring and internship project, starting at the 8th edition of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, from December 19-20, 2017. Public voting is now closed.

These young individuals will be at GLF Bonn asking the hard questions, bringing in new philosophies, and accelerating change by keeping an eye on local realities. They come from across the globe and will be facilitating sessions, developing Pavilion agendas, and at the frontline of enhancing the GLF experience.

18 Mar 2015

2015 Global Landscapes Forum: Salina Abraham – Closing Keynote

Head of International Processes at IFSA, Salina Abraham, speaks on behalf of the Forum organizers at the high-level closing plenary session from the second day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2015, in Paris, France alongside COP21.

18 Mar 2015

Youth in landscapes: Building skills, confidence and networks

The ‘youth in landscapes’ initiative is a world-first project uniting top young forestry and agriculture innovators (aged 18 – 35) to tackle global land use challe...

16 Aug 2016

Evaluating the Youth in Landscapes Initiative: A leading example of genuine intergenerational collaboration

A genuine and empowering youth-led and youth-targeting initiative - that’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the Youth in Landscapes (YIL) Initiative...

14 Oct 2016

Alumni stories

We currently have over 100 alumni across the world, many of whom we hear about informally and who are directly applying lessons from our programs. ...

Sign up to be a mentor. Guide the next generation

Are you above 30 and interested in mentoring a student or young professional during any of our GLF events? Share your email and we will be in touch.

Learn more about upcoming opportunities and different ways of getting involved with the Youth In Landscapes