The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)
Young people (18-35) from the Caribbean, Africa, or from a Pacific state
Application Deadline: 6 October 2022
The Global Youth Biodiversity Network is the official coordination platform for youth participation of the CBD. We are planning to organize an international youth delegation to join COP15 in Montreal, Canada from December 2-21 2022.
GYBN has been working hard to secure funding to support youth participation at the 15th Meeting of the Conference of Parties (CBD COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
While some of this funding has not been confirmed yet, we are in an advanced stage of the fundraising process. Due to the proximity to COP15, we have decided to start the pre-selection of candidates in order to ensure greater efficiency, facilitate visa application processes and maximize youth participation at COP15.
Our primary goal is to provide young people from a wide variety of backgrounds that are working on Biodiversity issues and that are between 18 and 35 years old with an opportunity to speak up for biodiversity and rights based approaches at COP15. By enabling them to play an active role in the finalization of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), we are aiming to build capacity among young people so that they can become strong partners in the implementation of the new biodiversity agenda.
GYBN Selection Process
Candidates for financial support and accreditation by GYBN must demonstrate outstanding commitment to Biodiversity issues in the past and must possess at least a basic understanding of international negotiations. Before COP15, all participants of the international youth delegation will take part in a preparatory process where they will have the chance to network with other youth delegates, share information and experiences, improve their campaigning and lobbying skills as well as their knowledge regarding Biodiversity issues and the CBD process with a particular focus on the procedures and issues around the Post-2020 GBF.
Arrival in Montreal – December 2 (tbc)
OEWG-5 – December 3 -5, 2022
COP15 Youth Forum – December 5-6, 2022 (tbc)
COP15 Dates – December 7-19, 2022
Post-COP Youth meetings: – December 20-21, 2022 (tbc)
Departure from Montreal – December 22 (tbc)
Venue: Montreal, Quebec – Canada
(!) THIS FORM IS ONLY FOR THOSE APPLYING FOR BOTH FUNDING & ACCREDITATION FROM GYBN FOR IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION.
If you are a young person (18-35 yrs old) who is:
– planning to attend online
– self-funding or have another funding source
– going to be accredited by another organization, please apply through this form instead.
Deadline for applications: Oct 6 2022 at 5:00 AM UTC
– Application form
– Digital copy of Passport
– Digital copy of vaccination card
Obs: the title of your document should be LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_PASSPORT.pdf, LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_VACCINATION.pdf
Check all requirements to enter Canada here