Building upon the success of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) 2017 series of Capacity-Building Workshops and thanks to generous support from the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the European Commission, the CBD Secretariat, the African Wildlife Foundation, Engajamundo and the Telangana Forest Department, GYBN will organize another three Youth Capacity-Building Workshops for ASIA, AFRICA and LATIN-AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN in 2018/19.
Please apply here http://bit.ly/gybnafricawp2018 by August 31, 2018 at 23:59. Note that this Call is ONLY for AFRICA Region. Download the brochure and learn more about the eligibility criteria here https://goo.gl/pxujbB.
To strengthen the capacity of young leaders to take action in support of National Biodiversity Strategies and Actions Plan (NBSAPs , https://www.cbd.int/nbsap/search/default.shtml) and to contribute towards the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (https://www.cbd.int/sp/targets/), the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN, http://www.gybn.org) is hosting a series of capacity-building workshops around the world in 2018/19.
Participants will take part in team building, networking and training sessions in international biodiversity conservation policy, mobilization, advocacy, campaign skills and project management to create or enhance existing projects that directly contribute to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the implementation of NBSAPs.
For these workshops, travel, accommodation, and limited food expenses will be funded for successful applicants who are based in the region in which the workshop is held. Visa costs will be covered on a case by case basis. Flights will only be funded for travel within the same region.
Workshop Goals: These week-long regional workshops will bring together 15-18 young leaders in each region to:
– Mobilize networks/communities at the regional, national or local levels in order to increase public/youth engagement, general awareness and political will for biodiversity conservation;
– Learn about the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD, http://www.cbd.int), the CBD’s Strategic Plan 2010-2021 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets;
– Learn about key aspects of NBSAP and how young people can partner with national and sub-national authorities to support implementation;
– Catalyze concrete actions to bring these legally-binding international decisions down to the local, national, and regional level;
– Join a global effort to set youth priorities for a future in harmony with nature and push governments, business and citizens to act;
– Mobilize young people in order to have their perspectives considered in the CBD post 2020 framework.