Landscape approaches and landscape leadership


About the 2023 Landscape Leadership Workshop

On 9 and 10 October, the 2023 Landscape Leadership Workshop was held in Nairobi, Kenya, to set the scene for the GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference: A New Vision for Earth. Co-designed by the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the workshop brought together 45 brilliant young minds from Africa and around the world selected from over 700 applicants to drive impactful and transformative change.

Together, we brainstormed out of the box to find landscape solutions to the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, social injustices and other major challenges. We held hands while sharing our feelings about the world. We harnessed the power of art to challenge dominant narratives. We will forever cherish the memories we made, and we will continue to nourish these new relationships with care.


Landscape approaches and landscape leadership


This presentation explores the concept of landscapes and collaborative governance. It urges participants to consider the meaning of “landscape” in their language. It then delves into the landscape approach, discussing the ideal size, personal perceptions, and the aim of this approach.

The presentation emphasizes that landscapes can be any size, support various activities, and contribute to broader area-based development. It introduces the notion of landscape leadership, defining key characteristics and their role in fostering awareness and understanding. The presentation concludes by sharing key resources, including videos on landscapes in different languages and the landscape approach. Overall, it aims to engage participants in thinking about and leading within landscapes for sustainable development.


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2023 Landscape Leadership Workshop

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Publisher: Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)

Language: English

Year: 203

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Global

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