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IUCN Leaders Forum Changemakers for Young Leaders and Innovators 2024

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 projects to influential global leaders from the private sector, government and civil society.

Aim and 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

Requirements

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.)

Application Deadline

May 28, 2024

How to Apply

IUCN is partnering with One Young World to run the 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.

For more details, visit IUCN Leaders Forum website.

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