Young African
Landscape Leadership Program


March–December 2022




With a median age of just 19.7 years, Africa’s diverse population is by far the youngest  of any other continent in the world. These unique demographics offer a significant advantage in the drive to revive ecosystems and safeguard livelihoods. Africa’s youth have immense potential to forge a new development model and vision for the continent as they are already champions for landscape action and community-based solutions. 

The GLF, in partnership with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, is launching the first ever Young African Landscape Leadership Program (YALLP), an eight-month annual program filled with networking meetings, regional dialogues, workshops and much more. 

The deadline to apply has passed the program is now in session

The 2022 Young African Landscape Leadership Program was designed in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative and the 2022 GLF Youth Africa Project Team to connect 100 promising young innovators, practitioners, scientists and activists across Africa, build their skills, spark conversations for action and integrate young leaders from Africa into all GLF events of the year. 

From a regional dialogue on human rights and nature conservation to a 4-week Landscape Leadership Digital Workshop, a network of young landscape leaders was created. Let’s celebrate the participants’ achievements together. 

The program was very informative. Coming from a background in agriculture and aquaculture I got a better insight about landscape, challenges, landscape leadership, approaches and other opportunities etc.  It was great. thank you. I have learned a lot.

The program was an insightful one it's really relevant to my studies, especially listening to speakers shared their practical experience on how they were able to get stakeholders involved in their project.


An open letter presented at the 2022 GLF Climate Hybrid Conference by Nadia Ntaconayigize and Kyra Lunderstedt, participants in the 2022 “Young African Landscape Leadership Program,” calls for youth participation and inclusion in decision-making and negotiation processes.


This session features Inusa Ibrahim, Kofi Kisiedu Acquaye, and Elivis Omoit, our delegates at COP 27, who shared their experiences and lessons learned during their participation at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, in an interactive interview with the 2022 Young African Landscape Leadership Program participants.


The digital regional dialogue ‘A human rights approach to conservation and restoration across Africa’, was held as collaboration among the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, Youth4Nature Afrika, the African chapters of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, and the Youth Initiative for Land in Africa. Listen to the main messages by Winnie Sengwer, Advocacy Officer at the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Coalition Kenya.


A 4-week long workshop in collaboration with experts from different fields provided the participants with the tools to build activities and projects that can bring a transformative change towards justice for people and resilience for landscapes across Africa.

What is Landscape Leadership? A presentation from Cora, and an interview with Oluwaseun Adekugbe and Joshua Aiita

Facilitating Change: In Interview with Makandi Eva and Daniel Kwame Debra

Identifying Solutions: Interview with Amos Amanubo and Adrian Leitoro

Amplifying your message - reaching beyond: Interview with Yusuph Abdulazzez and Susan Onyango

To meet the GLF Youth Africa Project team shaping the program.


Event concept

The Program