supporting young changemakers

Building collaborative and cross-generational relationships between emerging young conservation leaders and senior conservation professionals.


Mentorship participants since 2017


Career changes or advancements by mentees with support of their mentors


Hours of mentoring since 2017

About The Global Mentorship Program

Together, participants gain perspective, find community and connection, discover solutions and solidarity, and bridge the generational and cultural gaps in the conservation sector.

Participants in the program are not required to complete a project, task, or reports. Rather, we encourage both the Mentor and Mentee to set personal and professional goals for their 6-month experience in the program during their first meetings. CoalitionWILD places an emphasis on co-learning, co-creating, and co-mentoring throughout the program, highlighting the importance of cross-generational interactions and conversations.

Why you should apply as Mentee: Many successful people credit having a good mentor as a key factor to their success. A mentor is an invaluable resource to shift from surviving to thriving in your field, to gain insight into past experiences and tricks of the trade, can increase and improve networks, and can provide feedback on working styles, attitude, technical knowledge, methodologies, etc. This program provides the opportunity to expertly match you with a committed and experienced mentor in a casual but structured environment.

Why you should apply as Mentor: Being successful in what you do is not only measured by your outputs, reports, implemented projects, or funds raised, but also by the road you pave and the legacy you leave. Investing your time into an emerging conservationist enables and supports not only future generations, but also the future of our planet. This program is built upon an understanding of equal exchange, providing you with the platform to also learn from your partner, gain a new perspective, and re-energize your passion.


Mentors should hold at least 10 years of experience in a related conservation field or topic.

Mentees must be 35 years of age or younger by the start of the program.

Prior to submitting your application, please consider the following expectations for your involvement:

1) A commitment to consistent meetings with your mentorship partner for a 6-month period. We suggest meeting one or two times per month for one hour per meeting, however the actual amount that you meet will be mutually agreed on by you and your pair.

2) Be actively involved by attending group meetings, responding to emails and requests from organizers, and communicating with other participants.

3) Provide feedback on the program throughout the 6-months period.

4) Uphold confidentiality between you and your pair. Form a relationship based on trust and respect.

5) Have fun and invest in your engagement! What makes this program great is YOU. The more you interact within the program, the more you and others will receive.

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Participants come from countries all over the world, which allows for a sharing of global best practices.


Core to the program is encouraging dynamic dialogue surrounding intergenerational knowledge sharing.


This program builds a foundation for on-going support between pairs and participants even after it ends.

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The 2024 Global Mentorship Program will run from July to December 2024.

Apply To Be A Mentee ⇨

You can read more about the benefits of and requirements for becoming a Mentee here.

Apply To Be A Mentor ⇨

You can read more about the benefits of and requirements for becoming a Mentor here.


Application period for mentors: Applications will remain open from April 1 to May 27, 2024.

Application period for mentees: Pre-application period will be opened from April 1 to April 29, 2024.

1st review period: Pre-applications for mentees will be reviewed from April 30 to May 12, 2024.

Application for shortlisted mentees: Final application for shortlisted mentees opens from May 13 to May 27, 2024.

Final review period: All mentor and shortlisted mentee applications will be carefully reviewed by CoalitionWILD’s team from May 28 to June 16, 2024.

Selection period: Selected and non-selected participants will be reached out about the results of the selection process via email on the week of June 17, 2024.

Attendance to kick-off session: Selected mentees and mentors will be invited to participate in a kick-off session scheduled at the beginning on July 5, 2024.

Attendance to the training: Selected mentees and mentors will be invited to participate in a training scheduled to happen on July 12, 2024 for mentees, and July 19, 2024 for mentors.