Young people are living a new stage in history in which they must decide to transform their lifestyle into a sustainable one, creating conditions that will enable them to have better opportunities.
Overall, young people do not have any decision power regarding the use of natural resources. However, they do have an entrepreneurial spirit that allows them to take part in the protection and conservation of forests. These actions have different levels of impact based on their knowledge, institutional support and other influential factors.
How do we use their experiences as the basis for innovation?
We could talk about successful stories that can be referenced by other young people and we could also talk about mistakes in project development that must be avoided in order to achieve their goals. However, what are the skills and capacities that young people have developed on their own? Which elements of their environment do they use as a foundation to develop projects?
We are going to talk about the missing elements that can augment their reach and goals. We will discuss the lessons we´ve been learned and the mechanics that have worked to raise awareness.
By identifying these elements, we’ll be able to develop appropiate regional strategies all linked together to a global vision