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by Bharat Adhikari | 20-12-2018 17:34 Comments 2 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Youth Biodiversity Leaders 2019

Date: 18 March 2019 to 23 March 2019     Location: Thailand


Young leaders are already taking the future in their hands. Youth-led conservation efforts such as awareness raising campaigns, coastal clean-ups, online task forces to combat illegal wildlife trafficking via social media, amongst others, are already contributing to the fight against biodiversity loss.

To truly scale young people's impact, the Youth Biodiversity Leaders (YBL) Fellowship provides one year of in-depth capacity building and mentorship and networking opportunities for select young leaders in the region. YBLs will receive training in: (1) Policy and (2) Skills. Fellowship curriculum and content will be delivered through online sessions and in-person activities, in collaboration with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network Southeast Asia regional node (GYBN SEA). For the inaugural 2019 YBL Cohort, the capacity building workshop will be held on Thailand on 18 - 23 March 2019.



Each year, 2 Youth Biodiversity Leaders aged 18 – 35 will be selected from each ASEAN Member State to form a YBL Cohort. Youth Biodiversity Leaders are advocates of biodiversity and leaders of conservation efforts in their respective locations. They should:

-demonstrate prior and on-going commitment to conservation;

-possess the ability to share and implement the results of the programme as widely as possible; and

-apply the skills they will gain to improve and better strategize their existing conservation and outreach efforts.

Youth Biodiversity Leaders are likely founders of or key personnel in youth-led NGOs, university nature clubs, or community conservation efforts.



-Aged 18 - 35 on the application deadline

-Citizen of an ASEAN Member State

-Residing in the ASEAN region

-Fluency in English (trainings, mentorship, and general communication for the programme will be conducted in English)

-Able to commit to all components of the YBL Fellowship programme, including a one-week training in March 2019

-Possess a valid passport with expiration after October 2019


Required documents:

Complete application form (below)

-Digital PDF copy of CV

-Please label as LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_CV.pdf

-Digital copy of identification page of passport

-Please label as LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_PASSPORT.pdf or .jpg



Selected Youth Biodiversity Leaders will receive:

-One-year in-depth training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to take their conservation impact to the next level

-Roundtrip economy airfare for the YBL Workshop (only flights within Southeast Asia will be funded)

-In-country travel, accommodation, and general food expenses covered for the duration of the YBL Workshop


Not covered:

-Local transport to and from the participant's home and departing airport

-Medical Health or Life insurance for participation in the YBL Workshop and programme components


documents are to be submitted using the form below



Application Timeline:

-by 15 January 2019, 23:59 GMT+8 - Apply online

-16 - 31 January 2019 - Shortlisting and interviews (if applicable)

-by mid-February 2019 - Release of selection results

-18 to 23 March 2019 - YBL2019 Training Workshop (in-person)

-March 2019 to February 2020 - YBL 2019 Fellowship 

-Activities (online activities, outside of working hours)

Late applications, and any applications not in English, will NOT be accepted.



Contact Mika Tan, the AYBP Coordinator at



For More Details, please check this website:



Flyer of Youth Biodiversity Leaders 2019


Asmita Gaire

Bwalya Bwalya

  • Bwalya Bwalya says :
    Woow beautiful.. Unfortunately, i dont qualify
    Posted 07-01-2019 17:08

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