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World Forestry Congress' Youth Program

Youth's discussions

The presence and involvement of the global youth community has been prioritized at the XIV World Forestry Congress. It offers to the youth a great opportunity to engage in scientific and policy deliberations on forestry issues like never before!

Young people will be engaged throughout the Congress process. It will enable vital youth contributions that stem from debates among peers as well as inter-generational discussions on the most pressing issues facing forests and forestry.

Multi-sectoral discussions are key to respond to global environmental issues while ensuring sustainable livelihoods! Get involved as we liaise with professionals to design pathways for sustainable development and to maintain and enhance the many benefits, products, goods and services that forests provide.

Join us in Durban to express your concerns and ideas, such as your own youth-in-agriculture's perspectives, challenges and solution you see to build a sustainable future for forests!

Get involved

If you’re coming to the XIV World Forestry Congress, join us at the following events:

Youth pre-congress event – What do we want to achieve?

This is the youth delegation orientation program of the congress. During the event, youth delegates will discuss plans on how to facilitate overall engagement of young people across all the dialogues and processes of the Congress week. Additionally, youth delegates will learn about networking and making the best of their presence at the Congress.

Workshop – “Can youth demonstrate cross-sectorial competencies?” 

Debates and inter-generational discussions will take place on the topic and participants will also discuss how to enrich the learning processes and experiences of young people in the sector.

Youth Special Event - Forests for the Future

Organized by young people for young people, the Forests for the Future event has  the specific aim of bringing the youth perspective to the Congress. As vital stakeholders in the process of sustainable development, participants will debate the forestry issues of greatest concern to young people and generate actionable ideas, helping to define the way forward for forests and forestry.

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Picture credit: Hansjurg Jager 

WFC2015 Youth program's official page