Youth Participants: Rights Workshop and GLF Bonn 2019

16 May 2019

After receiving and reviewing more than 200 applications from passionate young people around the world, 40 people have been selected for participating in the Youth Workshop “A Just Future: Social Justice in a Changing Climate” and GLF Bonn 2019.

Meet the TOP TEN applicants, who will be fully sponsored to GLF Bonn 2019

Mayumi Sato

“When I envision “rights in landscape”, I see a participatory process wherein civil societies, communities, indigenous people, youth, women, government agencies, and the private sector congregate and agree on an understanding of how landscapes should be socially, economically, and politically used and managed.”

Zodo Semevo Castello

“The landscape as a product of a social representation is the result of natural and human actions, a kind of socio-physical-biological alchemy in which legal regulation intervenes strongly.”

Renata Koch Alvarenga

“The world’s landscapes can only be protected if there is respect for the rights of the local communities and indigenous peoples, and therefore, global climate policy is very important to achieve that goal.”

Paula Waibochi

“Human rights overlap with the environment; we cannot address environmental challenges without addressing the human right issues that cause them and we cannot fulfil human rights’  obligations whilst environmental problems endure.”

Allen Glen Gil

“Rights in landscape is acknowledging and protecting the relationship of an indigenous community and the environment they are situated in.”

Aydan Gurbanova

“It is important to democratize and make recognizable the rights of indigenous people and local communities and also ensure their involvement in the decision making process by bringing their unique local knowledge and skills into decision-making process.”

Charles Emogor

“Rights in landscape is more than welcoming the voices and pleas of indigenous people, it means equity for people who have a stake in economically viable landscapes and justice especially when they have no justifiable benefit from the land.”

Diego de Leon Segovia

“Rights are the way of assuring that people can continue benefiting from an ecosystem in the present and future, while also finding ways to compensate for the degradation and its effects in the neighboring communities and ecosystems.“

In addition, we are very happy to introduce you to Ruth Kaviok and Rasario Perez, nominated by the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus

Ruth Kaviok, Inuk, Canada, Arctic Region

“As one of the many people who are most affected by climate change, I’d like to participate on ‘A Just Future- Social Justice in a Changing Climate’ because it would be a great chance to not only further educate myself from experts and knowledge holders about the Climate Change topic, but also to teach my story, experience, Inuit knowledge and goals to eliminate climate change.”

Rasario Perez, Chamoru, Guam, Pacific Region

“As an indigenous person from Guam, I see how indigenous practices and values can help to solve issues of environmental change. Many of our traditions and practices focus on sustainability, conservation, and respecting and interacting with the land in a way that considers the long term and future generations to come”


All candidates selected to participate in the Youth Workshop and GLF Bonn 2019:

Sam Nyamwange

Mwizeere Ruth Edma

Elizabeth Wathuti

Shivangi Singh

Abul Bashar Rahman

Kelvin Aguilar

Kevin Lunzalu

Maya Adams

Esther Nziza

Zepher Kisambira Ntende

Gajarishiyan Rasalingam

Desirée Bärlocher

Unelker Maoga

Hanson G. Blayon

Shivika Aggrawal

Diana Kerubo

Joshua Borokinni

Allen Lemuel Lemence

Joshua Amaitum Elukut

Mamadou Fatty

Charles Chapman

Wambui Kabiru

Raed Mehyar

Brian Nyanchoka

Trang, Le Ngoc Mai

Evode Niyibizi

Patu Ndango Fen

Stellah Serem

Magdalene Paul

Trang Le Ngoc Mai

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