Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability: Toward an IUCN-wide Action Plan

Workshop Description

We strongly feel that youth engagement and intergenerational partnership are essential for achieving biodiversity outcomes, including more effective and equitable governance of nature’s use. In Barcelona, the Members’ Assembly adopted Resolution 4.098 on Intergenerational Partnership and, emerging from Commission Young Professionals Networks, the Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability has been established to support IUCN's vision of “a just world that values and conserves nature.”

Workshop objectives:

(1) Review past achievements and lessons learnt from youth engagement and intergenerational partnership within IUCN Commissions since 2008;
(2) Review and further develop the strategic Action Plan for 2013-2016 within each Commission and across the Union; and
(3) Invite participants and partners to form teams to implement components of the Action Plan.

Speakers Announced!

* Aroha Mead, New Zealand, IUCN CEESP Chair
* Bruno Monteferri, Peru, Convener of IUCN CEL's Young Professionals Group
* Dominic Stucker, USA/Germany, Co-Convener, IUCN Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability and CEC Steering Committee Member
* Grace Mwaura, Kenya, Appointed (Youth) Councillor and CEC Member
* Keith Wheeler, USA, IUCN CEC Chair
* Melanie Zurba, Canada, Member of IUCN CEESP's Youth Leadership Team
* Verena Treber, Germany, Coordinator of Go4BioDiv, IUCN World Heritage Program

Agenda

11:00-11:15- Welcome, Achievements, and Aspirations with Dominic Stucker, Keith Wheeler, and Grace Mwaura
11:15-11:20 - Go4BioDiv, an example of a collaborative initiative between the Secretariat and Member Organization on youth engagement, with Verena Treber
11:20-12:00- Union-wide Actions and Strategy Development in break-out groups
12:00-12:05- CEESP youth engagement initiatives: achievements and lessons learned by the Youth Leadership Team with Melanie Zurba and Aroha Mead
12:05-12:50 - Commission-specific Actions and Strategy Development in break-out groups
12:50-13:00- Synthesis and Next Steps with Bruno Monteferri and Dominic Stucker

The Task Force is leading the workshop and has invited a diverse and talented range of young and senior professionals from among Commissions, Young Professionals Networks, the Secretariat, and Member Organizations to contribute to our action planning process, building on the IUCN Programme, Commission Mandates, and related Motions. Specifically, this workshop builds on Motion 008 on "Increasing Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnership across and through the Union."

The workshop is highly interactive; with facilitators, who will lead brainstorming sessions to enable collaborative and creative discussion on the following workshop questions:
* How can active youth and intergenerational groups within IUCN Commissions, the Secretariat, and Member Organizations enhance interaction to support IUCN’s vision and work program?
* What tools would best facilitate a vibrant and effective global youth network of conservation leaders?
* What approaches can we use to engage and motivate young people around the world to understand, care about, and conserve nature?
* How can we better collaborate across generations, especially engaging elders and retired conservation professionals?

Come join us for this interactive, and action-oriented workshop!

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