The Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) is thrilled to announce an exceptional opportunity for young leaders in conservation. The IUCN is seeking the next group of young innovators advancing global goals for nature to join the IUCN Leaders Forum Changemakers in Geneva, Switzerland, from October 8-10, 2024.

About the Opportunity

The IUCN Leaders Forum Changemakers forum 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 have the exclusive opportunity to:

  1. Join leaders from around the world to showcase innovations for transformative change.
  2. Discuss concrete actions that integrate nature at the nexus of energy systems, food and agriculture, and human health.
  3. Pitch their initiatives to influential global leaders from the private sector, government, and civil society.

Benefits for Selected Changemakers

Selected participants will receive:

  • Delegate access to the IUCN Leaders Forum in Geneva.
  • An exclusive opportunity to pitch environmental action projects to influential global leaders.
  • Hotel accommodation in Geneva from October 7-11, 2024.
  • Return travel to Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Meals and other expenses covered for the duration of the stay in Geneva.

Who Should Apply?

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

  1. Are aged 18-35.
  2. Have a track record of leadership and innovation in nature conservation, biodiversity, climate change, or sustainable development.
  3. Are currently working on an innovative solution addressing the nature, climate, and biodiversity crises, with 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.).
  4. Especially encouraged to apply: candidates whose initiatives foster equity, inclusivity, intergenerational collaboration, and/or adopt a rights-based approach in their project’s design and implementation. Youth from the Global South, minority groups, Indigenous peoples, local communities, and young female leaders and innovators are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the IUCN Leaders Forum

The IUCN Leaders Forum is an annual event gathering leaders and changemakers from around the world to discuss innovative solutions to critical global challenges, make bold commitments, build partnerships, and catalyze impactful change in nature conservation and sustainability.

Application Process

IUCN Leaders Forum Changemakers will be selected by IUCN from a shortlist created by One Young World. Please complete the application form linked below to be considered for One Young World’s shortlist.

Application Deadline

6:00 pm BST – May 28, 2024

For more details and to apply, visit IUCN Leaders Forum Changemakers 2024.