The Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) is a youth-led and youth-targeted initiative that took place in Paris as part of the youth component of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) 2015. A total of 29 women and 21 men aged 18-35 from 31 countries came together to generate ideas that might help solve some of the most pertinent land-use issues that organizations are facing on the ground today. 46% of the youth participants were from rural areas and they came from a wide variety of professional backgrounds including governmental institutions, NGOs, universities, farming, and the private sector.
This report presents the main findings from the overall YIL process and includes both qualitative and quantitative data gathered through survey responses and interviews with both the youth participants and the mentors. It serves to give insight into the dynamics of youth participation in this program and the main good practices and lessons learned from the design and implementation of the YIL.
Presentation by Marina Cherbonnier, Global Coordination Unit, YPARD: young professionals for agricultural development. Cataysts contribution in theme 2: "measuring impact", at the 3rd Global Conference for Agricultural Research for Development, Johannesburg (GCARD3), South Africa, April 2016
Qui sont les jeunes ruraux ? Quelles sont leurs aspirations, leurs attentes, leurs difficultés ? Les politiques et programmes en oeuvre y répondent-ils ? Réalisé en partenariat avec le réseau FAR, ce numéro interroge ces différents débats.
To kick off the Global Landscapes Forum 2013's Youth discussions, YPARD members were invited to share their suggestions online on what young people were doing to overcome their hurdles on the four themes we identified through youth communiqués from past events as important to building a youth-supportive environment within the landscapes sector. 79 contributions were provided by 18 members, mainly from Africa but also from Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.
The e-discussion outputs were brought into the GLF2013 youth session to nurture the discussions onsite and bring input of members who were not able to attend the conference, giving a voice to a wider group of young people.