Youth Media Workshop at Peatlands Matter

5 May 2017

Do you think you have what it takes to be a youth delegate or a social reporter at the Peatlands Matter event in Jakarta? And, can you clear your schedule from May 16 – 18?

We’re looking for tomorrow’s journalists, scientists and policymakers who are passionate about peatlands, gathering the best and brightest from Indonesia and beyond to play key roles in all aspects of the Global Landscapes Forum: Peatlands Matter.

Youth delegates will spend the conference networking, listening in and participating in sessions as well as rapporteuring.

Social reporters will spend the conference live-tweeting and blogging.

Both will participate in two days of training prior to the event: one shared day of training on social and traditional media (May 16, 2017), followed by a day of specialized workshops for each group (May 17, 2017). The third day is the conference (May 18, 2017), where these skills will be put in to action.

To get a better idea of how these workshops have played out in the past, look no further than the Youth In Landscapes page from the 2016 event in Marrakech, Morocco. Housed there are blogs, webinars, publications and alumni stories from the previous event.

To be considered as either a youth delegate or social reporter, applicants must be under 30 years of age and fluent in English. Transport will only be provided from Bogor and Jakarta on the days of the event, but youth from all over Indonesia (and the world) are welcome to apply. If peatlands matter to you, come to Jakarta and make your voice heard.

YOUTH: If this sounds like you, contact the Global Landscapes Forum’s social media coordinator Charlie Nelson ( To be considered for participation, please attach your CV and a short motivational letter (no more than 500 words) in your email.

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS STAFF: The social media/social reporting training is open to professional communications staff from organizations/institutes working on landscape issues (sustainable agriculture, ecosystems, sustainable development, food security, etc.). To apply, contact Peter Casier (


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