The GLF Youth Project Teams 2024

Regional Youth Networks for Global Transformation

The Project Teams are working groups composed of young and enthusiastic professionals and activists who work together to shape, plan and implement projects and activities for the GLF Youth Program and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, in addition to participating in various GLF events. Project Team members are part of the GLF Youth team. They are young professionals, scientists and activists who contribute to a myriad of activities led by the GLF, in addition to forming part of a strong network of solidarity for young environmentalists worldwide.

Currently there are three Regional Project Teams (Africa, Asia and Latin America & the Caribbean) and one Communications & Outreach Project Team.

Project Team members are a part of the vibrant volunteer network of the GLF Youth Program. As part of this dynamic network, participants dive into the heart of an international organization, gaining hands-on experience and enhancing their CVs. They also get to connect with inspiring individuals from across the globe, creating lasting friendships and professional connections that transcend borders.

Project Team members have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in dynamic capacity-building workshops and events;
  • Design and co-create youth activities and programs to a global audience with the GLF Youth team, including communicational material, learning journeys, and debate sessions;
  • Expand their professional network and grow the reach of their work or project while engaging in peer-to-peer learning;
  • Receive free tickets to the GLF and YIL events you help shape;
  • Speak at or moderate youth-led sessions at GLF and YIL programs and events;
  • Learn about restoration activities in your region and participate in informal advocacy and solidarity networks;
  • Join the GLF volunteer program;
  • Receive a certificate of completion at the end of the year.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT TEAMS

Regional Project Teams

The Regional Project Teams work with the GLF Youth team in designing, planning and delivering youth programs for regional audiences in three regions: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean 

Team members will meet regularly with the GLF Youth team to strategically plan and implement regional programs, which may include Instagram Lives, regional policy dialogues, workshops and networking meetings. Selected representatives will also join meetings with regional partners, support outreach to local networks, and provide translation for documents when needed. The regional Project Teams also serve as a space for advocacy, capacity building and knowledge sharing. As a member, you will get to learn about landscape management practices from across the globe.

The Communications & Outreach Project Team

The Communications and Outreach team works with the GLF Youth team to expand its social media presence by supporting outreach for pre-conference activities and competitions to a wide range of young people across various social media platforms. The team is also responsible for creating content for ThinkLandscape, the GLF and CIFOR–ICRAF websites, conferences, and promotional videos to advertise youth opportunities.

The team will engage with posts on the YIL social media accounts on a regular basis and initiate meaningful conversations about the content shared via these accounts. Prior to each GLF conference, the team will meet for social media training . Members will also be invited to join workshops led by GLF social media experts.

GLOBAL NETWORKS OF SOLIDARITY

Our Project Team Members are dedicated to promoting social and environmental justice in landscapes throughout the Majority World.

Meet the 2024 Project Team Members

Africa Project Team

Tijesunimi Olusola Agbaje

Nigeria

She/Her

Tijesunimi, or T-J to her friends, is a graduate in forestry and wood technology. Her passion for forestry comes from experiencing first-hand challenges related to climate change in her local community. She currently lives in Ibadan, Nigeria. She strongly believes that achieving environmental sustainability depends on the choices we all make daily.


Connect with Tijesunimi on Facebook

Muindi Samwel

Kenya

He/Him

Muindi is an exuberant software, water and environmental engineer who is changing lives and inspiring a new generation of environmentalists and farmers. Muindi was born in Kenya, and he enjoys working with a team that advances in terms of expertise, mitigation and adaptation actions, socioeconomic development, and innovation.


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Emmanuel Gichuru 

Kenya

He/Him

Emmanuel is a young environmentalist from Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently working with CIFOR-ICRAF on youth engagement strategies for the Regreening Africa project. He is also a part of the African Youth Initiative on Climate change. He is also a master’s student in environmental studies with a major in climate change and environmental sustainability) at Kenyatta University.


Connect with Emmanuel on LinkedIn

Elivis Omoit

Uganda

He/Him

Elivis is the Youth in Landscapes Network Intern for Africa at the Global Landscapes Forum and coordinates the GLF Africa Project Team. He is currently finalizing his studies in conservation forestry and has a strong passion for sustainable finance and community development. He is the Head of Sub-Commission for CIFOR/YIL at the International Forestry Students Association (IFSA) and a member of the Youth in Landscapes Steering Committee representing IFSA.


Connect with Elivis on LinkedIn

Godsway Asamoah

Ghana

He/Him

 Godsway is a versatile and enthusiastic young professional based in Accra, Ghana. He is the Co-founder of the University of Ghana Makerspace, an internet of things researcher and a corporate social media consultant. He is excited to contribute to the activities of the Africa Project Team to the very best of his abilities.

 

Connect with Godsway on LinkedIn

Hannah Gathoni Kuria 

She/Her

Hannah’s expertise is in resource conservation, with a solid background in natural resource management and agribusiness. She strongly believes that there is a need to invest in the sustainable use of natural resources for future  generations. With her passion, she convinced her neighbors to restore degraded sites by planting trees. Her hobbies include tree planting, hiking, bird viewing and community engagements.

Connect with Hannah on Twitter

Bebel Nguepi

Country: Cameroon

Bebel Nguepi is a YPARD Cameroon country representative and a specialist in knowledge management and agribusiness, with practical experience in the agricultural value chain. With a Master's degree in Seed Technology, he founded his company, SEED FOR AGRICULTURE, in 2019, where the main services are seed production and distribution, farm and orchard planning and management, ICT services for agriculture and irrigation systems. He has over six years of experience in development organizations, including Cameroon Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (CAMFAAS), PROCASUR Corporation, African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) network

Facebook: Bebel Nguepi 
Twitter: @bebelnguepi
Youtube: Seed for Agriculture

Charles Anayawa

Country: Zambia

 

Charles Anayawa is an environmental activist and a strong supporter of the United Nations SDGs. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in ICT and Geography. Charles strongly believes in collaborative climate action and has found his greatest joy networking with youth from YIL and GLF.  Charles has attended YIL and GLF trainings and conferences, where he has gained remarkable knowledge, which he has been able to share with community members in Zambia. He has a strong vision for creating change in both rural and urban landscapes which will be the best gift to leave for future generations who now have little or no hope of living in a sustainable world.

 

LinkedIn: Charles Anayawa 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-anayawa-02867712b 

Facebook: Charles Anayawa

https://www.facebook.com/charles.anayawa.9?mibextid=ZbWKwL

Amadou Tall

Country: Guinea

Amadou is a second-year Business Administration student and a member of the board of directors at his university. He is also the Manager of Nimba SMS, a startup he co-founded in March 2022. Amadou is an advocate for education, climate action, and youth empowerment. He is also an accomplished writer, having authored four books, out of which two have already been published, including one on eco-citizenship. Amadou was a delegate for the AYM4COP at COP27 and also a member of the delegation of Ecolotrip, the Francophone climate actor network, where he now serves as a volunteer project assistant.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Amasada2 
Twitter : https://twitter.com/amasada2 
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/amasada2/ 
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/amasada2/ 
Blog : https://monmoign.home.blog/

Tahina Roland Frédéric

Country: Madagascar

 

Tahina Roland Frédéric is a young Malagasy agronomist who specialized in forestry at the Higher School of Agronomic Sciences (ESSA) at the University of Antananarivo Madagascar. He has over four years of experience in conservation in the Menabe region of Madagascar, his native region. He has been involved in park management, habitat and species conservation, law enforcement, and sustainable livelihood activities. He is currently the president of Taniala Regenerative Camp, which aims to connect local communities with practitioners, scientists and other stakeholders involved in ecosystem restoration. His project focuses on soil restoration in order to create living soil that will enable the natural restoration and regeneration of other ecosystems, including agricultural and forest landscapes, in order to create a landscape with permanent inclusion of people rather than a landscape that needs permanent protection from people.

 

Facebook: Tahina Roland Frédéric (Taniala Regenerative Camp), https://web.facebook.com/frederic.tahina 

Instagram: @tahina_rolandfrederic, https://www.instagram.com/tahina_rolandfrederic/?hl=fr 

Linkedin: Roland Frédéric TAHINA, https://www.linkedin.com/in/roland-frédéric-tahina-b65aa1166/ 

Twitter:  @Tahina_Roland, https://twitter.com/Tahina_Roland

Levis Sirikwa

Country: Kenya

 

Levis Sirikwa is a value creator, a landscape restoration entrepreneur, and an ocean restoration steward, experienced in natural ecosystem management. Professionally, Levis is a marine ecologist, and for the past five years,  he has worked in Kenya to actively restore degraded mangrove ecosystems.. As a co-founder of the Ceriops Environmental Research Organization, his desire is to see the communities living adjacent to mangrove forests sustainably manage these resources and equally benefit from them as the only natural resource available. His policy statement to the community groups he works with is, “The mangrove trees are more helpful to us when alive than when they are dead or cut down”. This statement is to urge them not to log mangroves for short-term benefits but rather to think of or embrace alternative livelihood solutions, keeping the forest intact.

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/levis-sirikwa-094015109/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/levi 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevisSirikwa 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sirikwalevy/

Franklin Nango Kwenah

Country: Liberia

 

Franklin Nango Kwenah is  a Bachelor’s degree Candidate at Cuttington University studying Nature Resource Management with emphasis in Economics. He holds certificates in Project Management/Monitoring and Evaluation, Business Skill Development,International Environmental Impact Assessment, Control of Hazardous Waste Disposal, Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Animal Health and Warfare. He has experience working as a Research Assistant, Field Supervisor, Data Encoder, Field staff, Computer Trainer and Program Coordinator, Journalist / Risk Communicator, and Program Lead. 

 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-kwenah  

@kwenahn

Facebook: www.facebook.com/frankli.kwenah

Mwanzia Jacinta Muthini

Country: Kenyan

 

Mwanzia Jacinta Muthini is an entrepreneur and procurement officer by profession. She has worked at different organizations, her last position involving working with an NGO dealing with drilling of boreholes. Through this job, Mwanzia developed the desire to do more for affected communities after witnessing suffering caused by the lack of precious resources for life, things such as food and water. Faced with this reality, she became a climate activist championing tree planting and modern farming to fight food insecurity, having educated her community on Zai pits and encouraged them to plant trees alongside farming as a way of curbing climate change. 


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100088671791365&mibextid=ZbWKwL

Eugene Precious Femi

Country: Nigeria

 

Eugene Precious Femi is from Nigeria, and is currently a final year student at the Federal University of Technology Akure in Ondo state, Nigeria, studying Forestry and Wood Technology with a focus on Natural Resources conservation. Eugene has interned at four different locations, namely the Centre for Space and Research Applications, Federal Research Institute of Nigeria, Ondo state Ministry Natural Resources, and the University of Jaen in Andalucia, Spain. He is also the outgoing Regional representative of IFSA for the Northern Africa Region. He has also volunteered at the Edenworld initiative as one of its event planners for most online and offline environmental education programs. His interests lie in Climate change mitigation and Natural resources conservation, and he is eager to learn and adapt to new working environments.


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eugene-precious-femi-160328200

Kiptoo Chemoiwo 

Country: Kenya

 

Kiptoo is a climate change and engagement enthusiast who holds working with communities and research work as his highest responsibility. His interests lie in promoting solutions to various problems in communities, sustainable agriculture, landscape restoration, climate action, community engagement, and sustainability. Currently, he is the Youth in Landscapes Intern at Global Landscapes Forum. He also serves as the Community Engagement Lead at GLFx Nairobi where he has assisted in growing the chapter’s membership in leaps and bounds. For his part time, he works with Greenpeace Africa as their Community Manager. Before, he has been part of the Fundraising team at Inuka Foundation for Development. Kiptoo also writes blogs on environment and general societal issues and is a highly sought-after moderator for both online and offline engagements. Previously, he has volunteered with Ewaso Lions and served as the chairman of Chiromo Environmental Awareness Club. He’s currently pursuing his MSc in Climate Change and Sustainability at Kenyatta University and holds a BSc in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources Management from the University of Nairobi. In his free time, he loves spending time with family, reading, watching series, and hiking.

Raphael Mwisa 

Country: Zambia 

 

Raphael Mwisa holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Certificate in Data Analysis from the  University of Zambia, in addition to being a member of the Economics Association of Zambia. He is an alumnus for the Young African Leaders Initiative YALI-RLC-SA under the Civic Leadership Cohort. He is currently working as the Projects Coordinator for an organization called Scientific Initiatives for Healthy and Developed Zambia (SiHDZ), which is a community based organization whose major objective is to promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through scientific initiatives and approaches. He is also the Projects Officer for the Zambia Youth Environmental Network (ZYEN), in addition to serving as the Project Lead on Sustainable Development Goals for the Young United Nation Association (YUNA) and the Zambia Vice-Treasurer for the Zambia Association of Catholic Professionals (ZACP).


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingrafa.mwisa.75

Chrispus Ongom

Country: Uganda

 

Chrispus Ongom is currently a student at Makerere University, pursuing a Science in Forestry degree. He is the current regional representative for southern Africa at the International Forestry Students' Association. He is passionate about conservation, climate action, and sustainable land use, in addition to being proficient in social media content creation, climate change activism, and motivational speaking.



Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrispus_ongom?t=59Cq-iJr3mhCpxA0MiEt1g&s=09

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrispus-ongom-7a3868226

BAKOLIARIMISA Tsiorisoa Mihanta

Country: Madagascar


Mihanta Bakoliarimisa is committed to work for real sustainable development in her country, Madagascar. After studying accounting and finance, she volunteered and worked part-time and full-time for national and international civil society organizations. She joined organizations working on natural resource management and biodiversity, anti-corruption, election governance and youth.

Professionally, Mihanta is proficient mainly in technical and financial project management, grant writing and fundraising, and advocacy. Her first contact with local communities inspired her to switch her career on addressing environmental issues while enhancing local communities’ livelihoods.Believing in the impact of local actions to address global challenges, she has been working for eight years with local communities on natural resource management. In 2022, she co-founded the non-profit organization Taniala Regenerative Camp which supports local communities through regenerative actions. She has a strong will to share experiences and learn from peers about the challenges of implementing environmental projects for youth in the African context.

Mims Arim

link: https://web.facebook.com/mihanta.arim/

Babatope Toluwani Victoria

Country: Nigeria

 

Babatope Toluwani Victoria, originally from Ekiti state in Nigeria, is currently based in Lagos state, Nigeria. She is currently in her final year at The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state studying Forestry and Wood Technology. She has interned at Universidad dé Jaén, as an Erasmus KA+ 107 student where she learned about environmental education and creating awareness about the environment.Babatope is passionate about the restoration of degraded lands, forest ecosystems, managing the forest sustainably and the environment. She currently volunteers at Africa Cleanup Initiative, focused on raising environmentally responsible citizens. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, using social media, watching movies, and meeting people.





LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/toluwani-babatope-213718224 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/babatopetoluwa3?t=jETgVsNf2nJGsMWWH6DL8A&s=08 

Instagram - https://instagram.com/t_oluwanimi?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM=

Marina Fenka

Country: Kenya

 

Marina Fenka, is originally from Cameroon but currently lives in Kenya. She holds a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning and design from the Ecole Africaine des Métiers de l’Architecture et de l’Urbanisme (EAMAU) in Togo where she was a recipient of a Cameroonian Government Scholarship. She has a diverse background in energy efficiency with a focus on clean cooking solutions to address cooking needs for municipalities and grassroots communities, on policy development in infrastructure, access to clean and affordable energy, climate change, and sustainable urbanization for local government, municipalities and civil society organizations. She is currently a youth and gender advocate in the energy and climate change sectors with several organizations including UNMGCY – SDG 7 Youth Constituency as a capacity-building working group member, Women for Sustainable Energy and Climate Action as the secretary general, and UNIDO as a member of the youth advisory group. Prior to S2 Services, she worked as a community planner at a consulting company based in Cameroon, DK International, in addition to having worked at UN-Habitat..


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marina-fenka-6b15981b8/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marina.Fenka 

Olusegun Michael Ogundele

Country: Nigeria

 

Olusegun Michael Ogundele is a research scientist with a very broad interdisciplinary research capacity with specific interest in environmental health, waste management, biodiversity conservation, biodiversity and climate change, sustainable development studies, managing science-policy interfaces, and climate change and its adaptation in Africa. He has demonstrated research skills, knowledge and capacity through participation in national and international conferences and projects, building science – policy interfaces and policy programmes that will enhance biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and improved environmental governance in Nigeria, especially its local communities. His research activities have been able to develop workable initiatives and operative agendas for the development of science-policy interface in Nigeria targeted at building the capacity of community policy makers and sustainable development. He is the Founder of the Nigerian Youth Biodiversity Network. Ogundele is also a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Commission on Education and Communication - IUCN CEC, and also, he is a member of the British Ecological Society.

 

https://web.facebook.com/michfaceael/ 


https://www.linkedin.com/in/olusegun-michael-ogundele-bba1a63a/

Lauriane Archange Tchinda Ninla

Country:Cameroon


Lauriane A. TCHINDA is a Cameroonian Research Assistant at the laboratory of Plant Organisms, University of Douala. With a Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology and a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, she is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding. Her goal is to become a plant breeder capable of solving problems related to low crop productivity and soil degradation that negatively impact the global population and increase food insecurity using molecular techniques. 





Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriane-tchinda-730bb01aa?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BQWotIW1SQ9aJ5lkzH8XjDQ%3D%3D

Jane Agola Odhiambo

Country: Kenya

 

Jane Agola is an Environmentalist and SDGs advocate from Kenya. She is a graduate from Kisii University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. She is a programs assistant at Local Empowerment for Good Governance (LENGGO), an organization that is working to promote Good Governance, Human Rights, and Environmental Justice.Additionally, Jane is a budget champion working to ensure everyone, especially youth and women are not left behind in the budgeting process. She is also a volunteer mentor working with different primary schools to promote environmental education at early stages in ensuring the achievement of SDGs 4 and 13.

 

Twitter: @Agolahjane

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/jane.wasamah

Sheka Ahmed Sesay

Country: Sierra Leone

                                                       Sheka Ahmed Sesay is a highly motivated individual and a recent graduate with an Honors BSc in Business and Information Technology from Central University, Sierra Leone. He was born and raised in Masiaka Town, Sierra Leone, and has taken an active role in a number of organizations that support youth development and works to establish enduring peace in his neighborhood. Sheka has  served as the Head of Research and Development for the Creative Young Programmers Association—Sierra Leone. Currently,  he holds the positions of Technical Officer for Youth with Creativity and Positive Mindset and acts as the Membership Service Officer for the Young Global Leaders Network-Sierra Leone chapter. Additionally,he is a member of the Central University Youth Mappers—Sierra Leone and the Youth Alliance for Democracy and Accountability and serves on the technical committee and as a member of the secretariat for the international Africa Youth Forum. 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shekaahmed.sesay 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheka-ahmed-sesay-470521207/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShekaAhmedSesa1 

Latin America and the Caribbean Project Team

Jhonnly Jn-Baptiste

He/Him

Jhonnly has been working on biodiversity and environmental protection since 2017 and has a background in agriculture. He has organized various environmental protection activities in Haiti such as the Race for Oceans, as well as several conferences and webinars with youth. Following his passion for biodiversity, he has been teaching at universities since 2020.  He is happiest when shooting natural landscapes.

Connect with Jhonnly on LinkedIn

Nohora Alejandra Quiguantar

She/Her

Nohora is an Indigenous youth leader from Colombia and defender of the rights of Mother Earth. She is passionate about promoting spaces for Indigenous women and girls. Nohora has a degree in biology and leads the organization Tejiendo Pensamiento (Indigenous women for climate), which seeks to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. She is also a part of the UN Women Feminist Action Coalition for Climate Justice and currently works on on-the-ground initiatives to build resilient communities.

Connect with Nohora on LinkedIn

Lucero Cordova Bravo

Country: Peru

Lucero Cordova Bravo is a student of Forestry Engineering at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. She is also a member of the Research Circle for the Development and Sustainability of Forests (CIDEBOSQUES) and is currently in charge of the secretariat of Training and Research. Since 2020, she has been a member of IFSA UNALM, where she has held various coordination positions, in addition to being part of the organizing committee of LARM 2022 Peru. Her line of interest in the forestry sector is focused on forest management, forest soils, and forest landscape restoration, in addition to the development of projects on ecosystem services and climate change.

Instagram: https://instagram.com/luu27_cb?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM=

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucero.cordovabravo

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lucero-cordova-bravo

Mariana Ospina

Country: Colombia

Mariana Ospina is a passionate student of the environment and politics, currently in the eighth semester of Ecology and Political Science at Javeriana University. Since an early age, she has shown a great interest in ecosystem conservation and the fight against climate change. Throughout her studies, she had the opportunity to participate in various research activities, including water quality monitoring in high mountain areas and the carbon cycle.  She has exceptional skills in working in a team and generating innovative ideas. Additionally, her ability to communicate clearly and concisely has allowed me to effectively communicate research results.

Instagram: marianaa_ospinaa

https://instagram.com/marianaa_ospinaa?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM=

Jazmín Lucero López Sánchez

Country: Mexico

Jazmín is a Renewable Natural Resources Engineer who graduated from the Chapingo Autonomous University in Mexico. She has been a member of the International Forestry Students’ Association - IFSA since 2018, holding different official positions along the years such as Regional Representative from Latin America, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Latin America Regional Meeting 2020, Head of Capacity Development Commission and currently, Head of The Forests Dialogue Sub-Commission. Jazmín is experienced in project organization, capacity building activities, environmental education and design, and communication strategies.

Instagram: @jaatzls https://www.instagram.com/jaatzls/

Facebook: Jazmín López

Susan Angélica María Manrique Vargas

She/Her

Susan lives in Lima, Peru. She has a bachelor's degree in biology and has been working on natural resource management in mountain ecosystems together with rural communities in the Andes. She is a part of the collective Jóvenes Peruanos frente al Cambio Climático (Peruvian Youth against Climate Change). She is interested in the conservation of Andean ecosystems, especially wetlands and peatlands, capacity building, and promoting youth participation in the fight against climate change.

Connect with Susan on LinkedIn

Dinora Gabriela Gavarrete Juárez

Country: El Salvador

Gabriela Gavarrete holds a degree in biology from the University of El Salvador. She is a member of the board of directors of the Sociedad Mesoamericana para la Biología y la Conservación, El Salvador Chapter. She is also a research director at Un Pulmón Más, a junior researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Tropicales de El Salvador (ITRES) and Global Landscape Forum's Restoration Steward 2022 for the forest ecosystem. She currently works in the ecosystem and landscape restoration Suma Un Bosque project, focused on forest fire prevention, reforestation and environmental education. She also participates in scientific research projects in ecology and entomology. Her goal is to develop a strategy that connects scientific research and community engagement to protect, restore, and conserve forests.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gabsbio

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabsbio/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gabsgav/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriela-gavarrete-845870208/

Lizeth Margarita Reyes García

She/Her

Lizeth is a graduate in renewable natural resource engineering. During her studies, she developed eco-technical brigades for marginalized communities in Mexico. Since graduating, she has focused on using tools for the analysis of environmental components. She is also developing an app in Google Earth Engine to monitor water stress in San Felipe Tejalapam, Etla, Oaxaca, in collaboration with the community laboratory (Comulab), CentroGeo. She is passionate about stewarding natural resources to benefit communities, learning about different landscapes, listening to music and spreading science.

Jesus Miguel Villaca Chipana

He/Him

Jesus is a climate activist, a lover of rurality and the Amazon, and an agroindustrial engineer from the National University of San Marcos. He is a member of the Young Peruvian Against Climate Change (JPCC), YPARD Peru, Thought for Food and YOUNGO. He strongly believes that diverse youths can co-create and care for sustainable landscapes through empathy and a systemic, intersectional, intercultural, questioning and purposeful way of thinking.

Connect with Jesus on LinkedIn

Karen Gómez García

Country: Mexico

Karen Gómez García is from Amatitlán de Azueta, in the state of Puebla, Mexico. She studied Engineering in Renewable Natural Resources at the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo and has a diploma in environmental education. She was president of the local committee, CHAUPEA (Chapingo United for the Environment) and is currently a delegate of IFSA within the communications commission. She loves to create content related to environmental issues. Currently, she continues to be part of the organization and logistics of events within CHAUPEA, and the university environmental program. She obtained a diploma in environmental education at the Research Center for Sustainability and is currently taking courses to further develop her communication and dissemination skills about the environment and the good management of natural resources

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-gomez-garcia-5316a0233/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kar.goms/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002830182034

Cândida Schaedler

Country: Brazil

Cândida is a Brazilian journalist and nature-based solutions enthusiast, passionate about agroforestry systems and regenerative agriculture. Currently, she coordinates the communication of the Secretariat of Innovation, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Sul. For four years she was director and co-founder of Cultivo, the first Brazilian communication agency specialized in family farming and agroecology, an opportunity in which she got to know several stories, cooperatives, agribusinesses, and real and powerful solutions to the climate emergency. She loves to write, and Communication is the tool that most instigates her to face current challenges. She is a volunteer at EmpoderaClima and at the Global Landscapes Forum.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candida-schaedler/

Javier Valdivia Navarro

He/Him

Javier is an enthusiastic environmentalist and climate activist. He is an engineer in natural resource management, currently studying for a master's degree in forestry sciences. His research focuses on understanding the links between natural resources, social processes, and livelihoods in tropical landscapes. He is currently working on research that enables better integration between social, economic, ecological, and political processes that explore sustainable development alternatives in the central Mexico tropical rainforest . 

He has a deep interest in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Environmental policy, Climate action, Forestry, and Natural resources management. Javier is engaged with Youth4Nature as a global ambassador.  In recent years, he worked on climate change adaptation and mitigation projects.

Connect with Javier on LinkedIn

Pedro Magalhães (Pê)

He/They

Pê Magalhães (Pedro Momag) is a Brazilian social scientist and ecossocialist activist, holding a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Brasília and a Master’s degree in Development Management from the Ruhr University Bochum, having focused his studies on financing mechanisms for landless agroecological producers in Brazil. He is currently working with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative as the GLF Youth Programme Officer. Throughout his career, he has mostly worked in NGOs and in the UN system, in addition to participating in different political parties and social movements – currently acting as an advocacy volunteer at the youth-led NGO ‘A Vida no Cerrado’. On a personal level, Pê is a big literature nerd, and thoroughly enjoys talking about pop culture, ecological politics, queerness, and the nuances of the human experience.

Connect with Pê on LinkedIn

Heitor Dellasta

Country: Brazil

Heitor Dellasta is a professional in the field of Ecological Economics. As an economist and Master's student in Scientific and Technological Policy at UNICAMP, he develops research on social-ecological systems with a focus on agriculture, biodiversity and land use. He is currently a Conservation and Climate Finance Analyst at Sitawi Finance for Good. He is the Brazil Country Representative on the Young Professionals for Agriculture Development (YPARD) and Fundraising Representative on the Youth Task Force of UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. He has been working in the socio-environmental area for five years, with experience in projects involving agroforestry systems, ecological restoration, and financial mechanisms to conserve biodiversity and face climate challenges. His interests lie in the areas of Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics, and Political Ecology with an emphasis on valuation, causality and resilience.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heitor-dellasta-4a928223b/

Federico Perez

Country: Colombia

Federico leverages social and environmental impact mechanisms to develop innovative solutions to critical global challenges. He is the Founder and CEO of Platinum Capital, streamlining the complexities of nature-based solutions projects in Latin America. Passionate about enabling the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Colombia to thrive from a public policy standpoint, Federico has partnered as a Consultant for the International Trade Center (ITC) of the United Nations. In addition to research at ITC, he is also building the first high-tech & environmental startup accelerator in Colombia along with the Government of South Korea. Moreover, Federico catalyzes youth empowerment leading the ITC Ye! Community, UNCTAD Youth Action Hub, and the ProAntioquia Youth and Executives Platform. He is currently a IUCN Young Changemaker, and after speaking at the IUCN Leaders' Forum, Federico was chosen to speak at the IGE-WFG Sustainable Finance for a Better World Conference in Seoul, South Korea. He has also been a speaker at the Geneva Graduate Institute Future of Work Summit, UNCTAD Youth Network and ITC Youth Day. He has received fellowships from the US Department of State,  UK Royal Academy of Engineering, Foundation Prince Albert II of Monaco, and German Westerwelle Foundation. Federico has been awarded scholarships from the Harvard Kennedy School Social Innovation and Change Initiative, MIT, MSU and The University of Chicago. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in Economics and a MicroMasters degree from MIT in Supply Chain Management. Soon he will begin an online certificate program at the Yale School of Environment.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fedeperez1/  

Website: https://www.federicoperez.co/

Jackeline Nayli Pizarro Zarate

Country: Peru

Nayli Pizarro has a degree in Forestry Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru, with experience in management of research projects related to environmental and wildlife conservation. She has acted as the president of the Ornithology Research Circle - CIO for a year, actively participating in data systematization courses, research activities and volunteer work related to conservation and biological monitoring in tropical ecosystems of the central highlands and the north and south of Peru. She currently aspires to further develop herself professionally in the areas of conservation, monitoring, research, and wildlife trafficking and management.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naylipizarro/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nayli.pizarrozarate/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nayli-pizarro/

Ysa Calderón

Country: Peru

Ysa Calderón is and ecopreneur and the founder of Sumak Kawsay, an environmental enterprise that promotes pollinator conservation, restoring ecosystems and research in my community ""El Higuerón"" village, Salas district, Lambayeque region, Peru. 

Ysa is currently working with honeybees and native stingless bees, being responsible for protecting and managing them, growing and maintaining different plants for them, and for our own food in the mountain.

Ysa Calderón

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100088805108556 

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Ysa_calderon_ 

Instagram:

https://instagram.com/ysa_yoochun_?igshid=NDk5N2NlZjQ= 

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/ysa-calder%C3%B3n-18a733a2 

Sumak Kawsay

Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/VidaDignaenPlenitud/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_sumak_kawsay/?hl=es-la

Jimena María Araya Castillo

Country:Costa Rica

Jimena is a professional in Social Communications and Advertising, currently leading the Communication's Direction and Volunteering Coordination of Dìwö Ambiental. She has been a part of different environmental organizations and has extensive experience in working with indigenous communities in the fight for their rights. She has dedicated most of my career to communicating the climate crisis. 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diwo-ambiental/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/diwoambiental 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diwoambiental.cr 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diwoambiental.cr/

Giovanna Silva Pereira. (Nanna)

Country: Brazil

Bio: Giovanna (she/her) is from Brasília, Brazil, where she graduated in both journalism and art critic. She is currently doing her Master's in Art Studies, with a specialization in Museological and Curatorial Studies, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, in Portugal. Passionate about learning on the gender and climate justice agenda, she enters the GLF as one of the EmpoderaClima team  members with a curious eye and eager to make a difference. Giovanna believes that beauty comes from our ever evolving complexities and by connecting with others and nature in a truthful way. In her spare time, you can find her devouring books, cooking and hiking.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/giovannaspereira/          

Email: giovanna.silvapereira@gmail.com

Asia Pacific Project Team

Abhishek Khadka

He/They

Abhishek, or Avi (Abbe) to his friends, is from Dharanand, Nepal, and has a background in food science and technology. He has worked as a programme officer for Rural Reconstruction Nepal, focusing on post-disaster earthquake projects, and as a programme manager for Baliyo Nepal, a nutrition initiative. He is passionate about climate change, nutrition, agriculture, forestry, landscape restoration and business. He is also a country representative for YPARD Nepal and Programme Officer for YPARD Asia Pacific. He loves to travel to different remote places and is interested in Indigenous lifestyles.

Connect with Abhishek on LinkedIn

Maria Caroline Puspa Herin

Country: Indonesia

Maria comes from East Nusa Tenggara. She graduated as a Forestry Bachelor in 2013, and has been keen to work for Forest Protection since then. Her first exposure to forest management and protection was in 2013, working with the Forest Management Unit in Ketapang District, West Kalimantan, having later worked with Community Development for International Animal Rescue, in West Kalimantan. These experiences made her realize that in order to protect the forest and its biodiversity, we need to work with the local community. They have local knowledge on how to manage the forest in many ways that have sustainable value. But sometimes, they have no ability to protect their forest from outside drivers. This encouraged her to establish a social enterprise named Parahita Borneo, which empowers local communities in coastal areas around Ketapang District, to have the ability in order to advocate for their natural resources. 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/maria_herin?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM=

Damya Srivastava 

She/Her

Damya is concerned about environmental issues including climate change and its impacts on her home country of India. Her concerns brought her to study biology in high school, botany in university  and forestry in graduate school. She is excited to be a part of such a diverse and collaborative project team, and she hopes to enrich her network and learn new skills. Her favorite quote is from Theodore Roosevelt: “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” 

Connect with Damya on LinkedIn

Jin Tanaka 

He/Him

As a member of YOUNGO, Jin participates in the activities of Local Conferences of Youth (LCOY), while serving in a youth-led non-governmental organization to promote environmental conservation activities, particularly climate change, both nationally and internationally. As an observer at COP26 of the UNFCCC, he has been involved in advocacy on a wide range of scale-based climate change activities. Jin has also  worked on climate change action and adaptation both domestically and internationally, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Connect with Jin on LinkedIn

NOR HIDAYAH HALID

Country: Malaysia

Hidayah Halid is currently working at the Perhentian Marine Research Station (PMRS), stationed in Perhentian Island, Malaysia and one of the gazetted islands as a marine park. She is responsible for managing the conservation station and being involved in marine conservation.. Her work revolves around marine resource management including habitat conservation projects, marine research and monitoring projects, island waste management, stakeholder engagement, and youth empowerment.

Instagram: reringgit (https://www.instagram.com/reringgit/)

Facebook: Hidayah Halid https://www.facebook.com/halid.ayaa/

Esha Mitra 

She/Her

Esha comes from a small town in eastern India. She has a master’s degree in forestry with a focus on wildlife and habitat management. In addition to her role in YIL, she is the Head of Sub-Commission UNFCCC/UNCCD at the International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA). She is a researcher in post-forest fire ecology and is passionate about habitat restoration and biodiversity management. She is taking her steps into climate activism, and she aspires to work for Indigenous people who are protecting mother nature sustainably, and youth and children, who will be the future protectors of the Earth. 

Connect with Esha on LinkedIn

Wening Ila Idzatilangi 

She/Her

Wening combines her passion and her education in forestry. Her  recent experience as a tutor, project manager, commissioner, and associate researcher has enabled her to carry out collaborative research with GIS to create a better society for the future. She believes that with collaboration, everything will be better.

Connect with Wening on LinkedIn

Maulidia Mutiara Masayu

Country: Indonesia

Masayu is a master’s candidate in English Education, an entrepreneur, and serves as the Chief of Academy at Ranu Welum Foundation based in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. The projects she is currently handling are Customary School Anri Arai Atei and Public Library in Talekoi village in Kalimantan.

Instagram.com/mmmasayu  

Facebook.com/mmmasayu

S. M. Sohel Rana

Country: Bangladesh

M. Sohel Rana is a graduate student at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has also completed my Bachelor in Environmental Sciences from Jahangirnagar University. He is currently working as the Junior Research Fellow at Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO), in addition to having volunteered at Oxfam in Bangladesh for their project named "PROTIC II". He is passionate about our landscapes and their conservation and wants to build a sustainable environment around us.


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smsohelrana/

Ayadi Mishra

Country: India

Ayadi is an architectural designer and a climate activist, working for inclusion and climate justice. She has expertise in SDG11 and the urban/climate finance industry as a young professional, where for multiple campaigns she has been the Asia-Pacific Liaison, Research Lead on public policy and circular systems for Mumbai as a UN SDSN Fellow, and Consultant in various UN negotiations. With YOUNGO and MGCY, she works as a Contact Point for Nature WG, and as a Constituency Member of Ecosystems Restoration. She has recently served as the Delegate of India for COP27, COP15 and COY17 and the Co-chair of the We Are Tomorrow Global Partnership previously under the JKB.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayadi-mishra-designer-climatefinance/ 

https://www.instagram.com/ayadi.mishra/

Ashlisha Tanwar

Country: India

Ashlisha Tanwar, hailing from the beautiful country India, is currently pursuing her post-graduate studies in Environment Management from the Forest Research Institute, University, Dehradun. She is the Vice President of IFSA LC FRI. Ashlisha is a keen researcher focusing on climate change in addition to having worked both offline and online with organisations in the field of environment and society.

Instagram: ashlishat

Facebook: Ashlisha Tanwar

Idazes Angmo

Country: India

Idazes Angmo is originally from Leh, Ladakh, India. She holds a BSc in Botany with Honors, and is currently pursuing my M.Sc. in Forestry at the Forest Research Institute (FRI).

Instagram: lldazes

Gloria Amor Paredes

Country: Philippines

Amor is an environmental educator and community development specialist in the Philippines. She has experience in working with indigenous upland communities in youth-led restoration efforts.

Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amorparedes/ 

Organization Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/salumayagyouth/

Emmanuel T. Cababarros Jr.

Country: Philippines

Emmanuel is a licensed open-water diver with a background in Marine Biology. He is a Project Assistant focusing on the Blue Carbon Program at Oceanus Conservation. He works on Philippine mangrove database, mangrove restoration and assessment. He also advocates for LGBTQIA+ rights and gender equality.

Facebook: Emmanuel Cababarros https://www.facebook.com/emmannllue/

Instagram: @emmannllue https://www.instagram.com/emmannllue/ 

LinkedIn: Emmanuel Cababarros https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmannllue/

Claire Huang

Country: Taiwan

Claire Huang is a project manager, focusing on biodiversity at an independent environmental media called Environmental Information Center (EIC) in Taiwan. Her role includes working as a journalist, editor and environmental education from time to time. In college, she studied foreign languages and literature and double-majored business management. Before graduation, she participated in the Davao Hackathon in the Philippines to help the local coffee social enterprises on solving their paint point in business, in addition to having also participated in the environmental competition held by Schneider Electronics, and won the national champion award. Claire was a GLF 2022 Social Media Ambassador. Last year, she was selected as a GYBN youth delegate and attended COP15 under her role.

IG/Twitter: @clairevanhuang https://instagram.com/clairevanhuang?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=  https://twitter.com/clairevanhuang ) ;

FB/LinkedIn: Claire Huang https://www.facebook.com/meishu.huang2  https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairehuang1017/

Jaya Setiawan Gulo

Country: Indonesia

Gulo is Founder of Jadi PNS. He was a Global Landscapes Forum Social Media Ambassador 2022. He is a storyteller and an adventurer.

https://www.instagram.com/hellogulo/

https://twitter.com/hellogulo

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayasetiawangulo/ 

https://www.youtube.com/hellogulo

Noor Mauliddina

Country: Indonesia

Dina completed her undergraduate studies in forestry, concentrating on forest resource conservation and ecotourism. She has worked in collaboration for protected area conservation. With a background in forestry, she is working to conserve forests and coastal areas in a sustainable manner. She is also passionate about youth empowerment, believing that it can serve as a foundation for collaboration with stakeholders in order to establish a conservation business. Dina has worked in a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting.

https://id.linkedin.com/in/noor-mauliddinaa 

Twitter : @noormdina

Nursultan Karabaev

Country: Kyrgyz Republic

Nursultan, hailing from the Kyrgyz Republic, has graduated from the Agrarian University of Kyrgyzstan where he also pursued a master's degree in physical geography and postgraduate studies in agriculture.He has worked on various projects in agriculture, water resources, and hot school meals. Furthermore, he has conducted scientific research, analyses and written scientific articles, in addition to having co-authored a published book.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarabaevNurs

Communications Project Team

Kudakwashe Marange

Country: Zimbabwe

 

Kudakwashe Marange is from Zimbabwe, and is actively involved in climate change issues. In 2022, he had the opportunity to attend the summer school on climate justice in Nairobi, Kenya, which was held at Kenyatta University. He is also an active member of SOS Children's Villages, where he actively engages in climate change and climate justice advocacy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he organized and participated in numerous workshops focused on raising awareness about climate change issues, in addition to having started different initiatives that promote SDGs by creating employment and promoting flora and fauna.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kudakwashe.marange.9?mibextid=ZbWKwL 

Twitter: https://instagram.com/kdboss__marah?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM=

Ibrahim Inusa

Country: Nigeria

Ibrahim Inusa is more than just a Marine Technology graduate from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt. He is a passionate young nature conservationist and advocate for a greener and cleaner environment. His dedication to the cause has earned him the role of the Global Landscapes Forum's (GLF) 2022 Social Media Ambassador and a place in Youth for Nature's storytelling community. He is also the Research and Advocacy Director at the Nature Conservation Advocate for Climate Initiative (NCACI), a grassroots initiative that raises awareness around the nexus of nature and climate. Ibrahim, who hails from Machina community in the northeastern part of Nigeria, is driven by his passion for protecting and conserving nature. When he is not busy advocating for the environment, Ibrahim enjoys playing football, reading, writing, and content creation.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ibmachina 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ibmachina

Adamu Bashir Ahmad

Country: Nigeria

 

Adamu Bashir Ahmad is a student of agricultural and environmental engineering at the Bayero University Kano, Nigeria.  He graduated with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from a polytechnic institution.  He is an active member and Northwest Deputy Communication Director at YALI Regional Leadership council Alumni Nigeria. He’s also a member of UNEP MGCY and YOUNGO. Adamu is a Global Youth Ambassador at Theirworld UK ,Teach SDGs Ambassador and a treasurer of a community organization called Goron Dutse Bayan Wreca Student Association (GOBSA).

He volunteered in a teaching institution for at least 8 years where he taught Science and technology subjects from Primary to Secondary level. He has been part of SDGs group Member on the world’s largest lesson for SDGs Activation in 2019 and many other humanitarian matters. 

He is a person who has passion in making change within societies, communities and globally. 

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamu-bashir-ahmad-061543174/ 

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/adam.basheerahmad/ 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/adamubashirahm3 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/adamubahmad

Priscilla Baaba Nelson Amonoo

Country: Ghana

 

Priscilla Baaba Nelson Amonoo hails from Elmina, the Central Region of Ghana, and holds a BSc in Renewable Natural Resources of the University for Development Studies - Nyankpala Campus. She is currently doing her national service with the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana. She has served as a course representative for two consecutive years and was the first woman to have been elected as the president of her faculty. Her interests include researching, reading, leading and listening to music.



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069267446384 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/priscilla-nelson-051a28188 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/priscybaabs

Shalom Ayooluwa Egbebi

Country: Nigeria

 

Shalom Ayooluwa Egbebi is a young leader native of Igbajo, a town in Osun State, Nigeria. She is currently in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria on her industrial training program as a student of the department of Forest Production and Products at the University of Ibadan. She was a Millennium fellow in 2020 and carried out a project tagged "Ray of Hope initiative" that created an online awareness of sustainability. She aspires to be a sustainability expert, forest conservationist, and researcher in the future. She is passionate about enlightening society about the environment and hopes to become a change maker making a remarkable impact in her society. She loves volunteering and she is a member of some humanitarian and green organizations like the Nigerian Red Cross Society, UI Detachment, AfriWomen, and Plogging Nigeria. She is also a creative writer writing mainly prose, belonging to the Witty Writers' Community. 

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shalom-egbebi 

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/shally_babyroy 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shalomegbebi 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shalom.egbebi

Cynthia Akinyi

Country: Kenya

 

Cynthia Akinyi is an environmentalist, ecosystem manager and a climate change activist. She is passionate about conservation, sustainability and believes there is something positive everyone can do to make a change. She is the founder and CEO of Less Plastic Organization which is at its first stage of registration and certification. She envisages a community that thinks globally and acts locally in beating plastic pollution to achieve a sustainable environment and a healthy planet.



Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eco_cynthia 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-akinyi-837838157/ 

Korotoum Tiémongo Soro
Country: Côte d'Ivoire

 

Korotoum Tiémongo Soro, is a young Ivorian and a graduate from the University of Félix Houphouët Boigny in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire with a Master's degree in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services at the West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services capacity development Initiative (WABES). Korotoum is a passionate junior researcher in biodiversity and climate change field who has a strong interest in organizing events and media content production. She believes that sharing information and opportunities through social networks and workshops are excellent channels for informing, alerting, and raising awareness among stakeholders about the global dangerous decline of nature such as biodiversity loss, climate change, and land degradation. Korotoum also enjoys playing football, reading, and singing.

 

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/korotoum-tiemongo-soro-4521761a5   

Twitter: @soro_korotoum   

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sara.soro.5?mibextid=ZbWKwL

PRINCE ZENGLE NTOUH RICHARD Ménélik II

Country: Cameroun

 

Prince Menelik II has a background in Water and Forests management and holds a Bachelor's degree in legal and political science, as well as a Master's degree in local governance, decentralization, and development. Academically, Prince is a research student in forest governance, researching the ways and means that can make the artisanal exploitation of wood a lever for development in Cameroon within the framework of a CIFOR project. Professionally, he works for his country's administration as a manager in a wildlife protected area, being responsible for the protection and ecological monitoring in the protected area.

Prince is also involved with ALEDD, a young association for the protection and promotion of sustainable development, where he is in charge of monitoring the implementation of projects. He has also worked on projects supervised by the Prague Zoo, planète urgence, GUIPARKS (Guinean parks) and IEF (international elephant foundation). Additionally, Prince is a member of the board of the youth council of his department, aside from being an ambassador of the TUNZA Ecogeneration programme.


Twitter https://twitter.com/Prince_Menelik2

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/menelik.princezenglentouh

Damya Srivastava 

She/Her

Damya is concerned about environmental issues including climate change and its impacts on her home country of India. Her concerns brought her to study biology in high school, botany in university  and forestry in graduate school. She is excited to be a part of such a diverse and collaborative project team, and she hopes to enrich her network and learn new skills. Her favorite quote is from Theodore Roosevelt: “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” 

Connect with Damya on LinkedIn

Hyginus Laari

Ghana

He/Him

Hyginus is a Youth Communications Consultant for the Global Landscapes Forum and the coordinator of the YIL Communications and Outreach project team. He has a background in health science education and is a passionate environmental health advocate. In 2018, he was named a finalist in the UN Environment Young Champions of the Earth Prize competition. Hyginus is a social media content creator and an advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. He sees advocacy as a medium that can foster positive environmental change.

Connect with Hyginus on LinkedIn

GENERAL INQUIRIES

 

Pê Magalhães: p.mourao@cifor-icraf.org

GLF Youth Program Officer

 

For any doubts specific to the Africa Project Team, kindly reach out to Kiptoo Chemoiwo at w.chemoiwo@cifor-icraf.org and for any matters associated with the Communications Project Team please reach out to Hyginus Laari at h.laari@cifor-icraf.org.