IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 Call for Changemakers (Fully-funded to Geneva)

This informs the public about the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 Call for Changemakers. Details about the Program are given below.

IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 Call for Changemakers

Program Details

IUCN Leaders Forum Changemakers brings together young leaders and innovators who are designing or implementing innovative nature conservation or biodiversity action projects in their communities.

Selected young changemakers will join leaders from around the world at the IUCN Leaders Forum in Geneva in October 2024 to showcase innovations for transformative change, discuss concrete actions that include nature at the nexus of energy systems, food and agriculture, and human health, and advance nature-positive solutions.

Young changemakers will have an exclusive opportunity to pitch their initiatives to influential global leaders from the private sector, government and civil society.

Benefits

  • Delegate access to the IUCN Leaders Forum in Geneva, Switzerland from 8 to 10 October 2024
  • An exclusive opportunity to pitch your environmental action project to influential global leaders from the private sector, government and civil society
  • Hotel accommodation in Geneva from 7 to 11 October 2024
  • Return travel to Geneva, Switzerland
  • Meals and other expenses covered for the duration of stay in Geneva

Eligibility

You should apply to be an IUCN Leaders Forum Changemaker if you:

  • Are aged 18 – 35*.
  • Have a track record of leadership and innovation in the fields of nature conservation, biodiversity, climate change and/or sustainable development.
  • Are currently working on an innovative solution that addresses the nature, climate and biodiversity crises; and has nature at the nexus of one or more societal challenges (e.g. energy-nature-climate nexus; food-agriculture-nature-climate nexus; transforming urban landscapes for nature and people etc.)

We especially encourage candidates whose initiatives foster equity, inclusivity, intergenerational collaboration, and/or adopt a rights-based approach in the design and implementation of the project to apply.

We are looking for a diverse pool of global changemakers to participate in the IUCN Leaders Forum. Youth from the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply, as are youth from minority groups, Indigenous peoples and local communities and young female leaders and innovators from around the world.

How to Apply

For those interested in the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 Call for Changemakers. Open this link to start the application process.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 28 May 2024.

Open this link for more details about the IUCN Leaders Forum 2024 Call for Changemakers.

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