These are the stories of young people experiencing the front lines of environmental change-making.
A voice is the most powerful tool a young person has to stand up for what they believe in, to bring notice to how they feel, and to advocate for what they want to see happen.
They are the every day disrupters who have visions for a better future, and the ambition to make it happen. They are relentless in their quests and in their optimism. These stories are told by them – how they see it.
EXL_I Graduate Leads Community Conservation in the Congo
Having graduated from CoalitionWILD’s Excelerator last month, Gervais Muderhwa shares his vision for science-backed sustainable development and protected areas serving people and planet in the Congo.
Harnessing the Power of Intergenerational Dialogue through CoalitionWILD’s Global Mentorship Program
CoalitionWILD is committed to enabling intergenerational solidarity among passionate changemakers. As part of this commitment, we conduct the annual Global Mentorship Program. The program is a 12-month virtual program building collaborative and cross-generational relationships between emerging environmental leaders and veteran conservationists. 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 We Need Events Like Stockholm+50
Last June 2-3, members of CoalitionWILD attended Stockholm+50. Among these members was Diana Garlytska, former co-chair of CoalitionWILD’s Steering Committee, Advisory Board Member, and currently the Regional Vice Chair for West Europe of IUCN Commission on Education and Commission. Diana attended as part of the Youth Task Force which had the honor of sitting down with the UN Secretary General António Guterres. Here, she tells us about her experience during the international meeting and shares why events like Stockholm+50 matters.
Nature-based Solutions: Opportunities and Risks
Nature-based Solutions (NbS) was introduced in the late 2000s, primarily by international organizations such as the International Union for Conservation Nature (IUCN) and the World Bank. Its definitions have evolved since then but at its core remain the question: how can we solve human problems using nature?
Why “WHY” isn’t enough
When we believe in something, it gains energy – but when we go to work on something, it gains power.
3 Money-Free Ways To Donate
There are many other ways to help support organisations and efforts that you care about, and sometimes they may actually bring you closer to the cause. We spoke with a few of our 2019 CoalitionWILD Ambassadors to collect their thoughts on ways to give that just might be more valuable than money.
What does leadership look like to you?
Learn how passionate, ambitious, and impatient youth are already designing and developing solutions to the challenges they are facing on the ground, in their communities, every day.
CoalitionWILD: Stories from young conservation leaders empowered to save the planet
CoalitionWILD was represented at the World Leaders’ Conservation Forum in early October, sharing to the delegation our vision for empowering the next generation.
What’s more important than a leader?
There’s a video floating around YouTube that was shown to me years ago during a workshop on leadership. It’s of a crowd of people at an outdoor concert, most of which are lounging on blankets watching the show. The camera is focused on one man in particular, not far...