1st training Workshop of Youth Think Tank Competition for EAA Flyway
Understanding global agenda for environment and how youth are engaged
– Include training on project planning and proposal writing
In line with the Youth Think Tank Competition for the EAA Flyway, which had the objectives to promote innovation and actions for conservation by youth and to build the capacity of young people, the first workshop will cover the basic concept of conservations, linking with the global agenda related to biodiversity and how youth are involved. In addition, the workshop covers basic training on project design, proposal writing and pitching.
- To build knowledge on the linkage of global agenda on conservation on various topics including the SDG, Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in relation to wetlands and migratory waterbirds.
- To facilitate discussion on issues of threats to migratory waterbirds and wetlands in environmental and social aspects, and sharing ideas on the possible solutions
- To build capacity on project design, proposal writing and pitching
Date: 6th -7th November, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday)
|Part 1. webinar “Understand global agenda for environment and how youth are engaged”
|Part 2. In-depth workshop “Understanding threats to wetlands and migratory waterbirds, youth-led solutions and opportunity – Training on project planning, proposal writing and pitching”
Deadline of registration: 2nd November, 2021
Target Audience: Young conservationists, green youth groups., local and international NGOs young staffs, university students
Eligibility for In-depth workshop:
- Aged 18-29(under 30 on the date of application)
- Applicants with nationality from EAA Flyway range countries are prioritized to join
- Applicants to the Youth Think Tank Competition are prioritized to join
- We are using Zoom for the webinars and workshop. Please download Zoom App(https://zoom.us/download) prior to the workshop.
- Successful applicants to the In-depth workshop will receive a separate email for the Zoom link and workshop rundown.
- It is a series of three workshops, only attending two out of three or all workshops will receive certificates
Webinar – “Understanding global agenda for environment and how youth are engaged”
Ms. Sara Castro-Hallgren
Economist of United Nations Resident Coordinator System
Sara Castro-Hallgren is currently working under the UN Resident Coordinator System as a country economist coordinating SDG implementation in Paraguay where she researched areas such as payment for ecosystem services to balance consumption and production challenges and leave no one behind. She was previously based in the Republic of Korea and UNDESA’s project offices, including UNOSD, focusing on policy research, capacity-building, and strategic partnerships for SDG implementation and public governance in Member States. Ms. Castro-Hallgren’s expertise is in public policy and capacity development of public institutions especially for SDG 12 – Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns in Asia-Pacific countries. She has led research initiatives, policy reform programmes, and technical cooperation in countries such as China, India and more.She is also focused on behavioral science research to strengthen policy effectiveness for sustainable consumption, founding the Behavioral Insights Research Committee under the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, serving as Co-Chair. She started her UN career in 2009 as a Junior Professional Officer working on capacity development for strengthening national to local implementation of global agreements for green cities and green technology in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Ms. Castro-Hallgren is currently completing her second masters at Harvard University on environmental policy and has an M.A. on International Development and her undergraduate degree on economics.
Ms. Josefa Cariño Tauli
Steering Committee of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network
Josefa Cariño Tauli is an Ibaloi-Kankanaey Igorot indigenous youth from the Cordillera Region in the Philippines. She currently represents Indigenous and local youth on the Steering Committee of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), the official youth constituency of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). As a member of GYBN, Sefa has been advocating for the meaningful and effective participation of youth and the recognition of indigenous peoples’ issues within the biodiversity policy space since 2018. She has actively contributed to the network’s policy advocacy work as part of the official youth delegation to CBD meetings and in its participation in the development of the next strategic plan for biodiversity: the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. She is currently a graduate student, focusing her research on biocultural diversity conservation in her home region. Through her research, she hopes to contribute to the body of knowledge we can use to tackle the inextricably interconnected threats to biological and cultural diversity. Sefa is a former indigenous fellow under Conservation International’s Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship and Co-chair of “Youth for Territories of Life”, the youth group of the global ICCA Consortium.
In-depth workshop “Understanding threats to wetlands and migratory waterbirds, youth-led solutions and opportunity – Training on project planning, proposal writing and pitching”
|Dr. Ding Li Yong
Asia Advocacy and Policy Manager, BirdLife International (Asia)
|Dr. Micha Jackson
Researcher, University of Adelaide, EAAFP Shorebird Working Group
|Mr. Sayam U. Chowdhury
Conservation Biologist, Assistant Coordinator of Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force
Trainer of Session 2:
|Mark Edison Raquino
Green Environment Youth Korea
WWF-HK One Planet Youth Programme
WWF-HK One Planet Youth Programmen
General Director, Nusa Biodiversitas Indonesia
Trainer of Session 3:
Trainer of Conservation Leadership Programme, BirdLife International
Trained as a political scientist in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Maaike started working for BirdLife International in the year 2000. Since then she has worked for BirdLife in the UK, Kenya, Fiji and Rwanda, first as the institutional fundraiser for Africa and the Pacific, and later as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) leader for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)’s investment programmes in the Eastern Afromontane and the Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspots. Maaike has been working with CLP since 2009, providing project design, proposal writing and fundraising trainings to young conservationists in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. She is also the co-author of the ‘Institutional Fundraising for Conservation projects’ manual that is available in 5 languages here. She is currently based in Kigali, Rwanda, and working as a free-lance fundraiser and trainer. Click [here] to learn more about Maaike.
Understanding global agenda for environment and how youth are engaged
The 1st Workshop of Youth Think Tank Competition for EAA Flyway- Day 1 In-depth workshop
The 1st Workshop of Youth Think Tank Competition for EAA Flyway- Day 2 In-depth workshop
Topics of upcoming workshops:
- 2ndworkshop: Practical implementation initiatives, Local community engagement, Project management and fund-raising (May, 2022)
- 3rdworkshop: Communication (story-telling and scientific communication) and project evaluation, impact measurement (August, 2022)
To Join the Youth Think Tank Competition for the EAA Flyway: https://flywaythinktank.awardsplatform.com/
More information: https://www.eaaflyway.net/thinktankcompetition/