the planet needs your passion
the planet needs your passion

CoalitionWILD is equipping the youth of today for a better tomorrow.


An intensive 6-month leadership and capacity building training equipping emerging environmental leaders with the skills necessary to carry out action projects for the planet.

Global Mentorship

A 12-month virtual mentorship programme building collaborative and cross generational relationships between emerging environmental leaders and veteran conservationists.

Capacity Building Workshops

CoalitionWILD collaborates with programs and organizations globally to provide their networks with youth trainings, tailored mentorship and facilitated skill building workshops. Email us to partner.

A Force For Change

Youth-developed and youth-led by a youth-team, youth-board, and youth-partners*, we know that just inspiring youth isn’t enough –

We need to lower the threshold for active involvement.

We work with young people self-designing solutions for issues they care about.

It’s not just about providing the tools to create action. We are ensuring they have the belief that they know how to use those tools best.

* We define youth as 35 years of age and under.


Emerging Leaders Equipped


People Impacted Globally






Mentorship Participants


Young Champions Of The Earth

Capacity Development for Community Empowerment: The Case of the Mashpi Community

In the northwest part of the district of Quito, in one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world, lies the Mashpi Reserve. A known bird watching paradise, the Mashpi community provides a sense of symbiosis between human and nature. However, despite the promise that Mashpi brings, a glaring problem persists: the government fails to prioritize its waste recollection services. Esteban Barriga, an EXCELerator 2021 alumnus, saw this and how the waste management issue has affected the Mashpi community, and decided to do something about it.

The Successes and Pitfalls of COP15: Why We Will Continue to Talk About Half

The recently concluded COP15 is a historic event, and it has given us much to think about. The gathering of world leaders and conservation actors has resulted in the drafting of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). This is a landmark deal indeed, as it gives us a framework on how to move forward in the protection and conservation of the planet’s biodiversity. However, while we acknowledge the significance of such a feat, we are also aware of its pitfalls.

Hallowed Ground: How the Montreal Protocol can Guide our Hand at COP15

35 years ago, all 198 UN Member States convened for a historic summit in Montreal. There, they negotiated and signed the world’s most successful environmental accord, the Montreal Protocol, saving our ozone layer and curbing greenhouse emissions. Now, 35 years on, these same parties are poised for another landmark event: the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), wherein will be designed the subsequent decades’ worth of international wildlife and nature targets. The question on everyone’s minds is “How can we follow one historic success in Montreal with another?”

WiNN Nepal 2022: A Safe and Empowering Space for Women in Nature

Last 3-4 September 2022, two of CoalitionWILD team members, Fátima Gigante and Asmita Rawat, had the honor to join the Women In Nature Network Global Networking (WiNN) Event 2022 held in Kathmandu, Nepal. Learn how WiNN 2022 was able to fulfill its motto of “empowered women, empower women.”

Read about Fatima and Asmita’s experience here: