Monday, August 20, 2012

Online Participation during the Global Youth Biodiversity Network's (GYBN) Kick-Off meeting

Be part of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network’s (GYBN) kick-off conference
Livestream, discussions, online participation

Due to the fact that we received MUCH more applications than we could provide invitations to Berlin - we wanted to create a platform for all young people engaged in the protection of biodiversity so that they can share their knowledge and experiences. In order to enable this wider range of environmentalists to participate to the conference an online platform has been set: now you can participate from your own computer! This is your chance to be part of it and get connected with young people from all over the world who share the same vision and walk through the same way to halt the loss of biodiversity. Be a part of the solution! Now! Just register here:
After approving your registration we will send you a detailed program with the online participation guide that will help you through your participation.
You need more information?

If you are interested in GYBN, you’re also welcome to subscribe to our international mailing list at
If you wish to receive regular updates on Biodiversity and youth activities, you can also become a fan of GYBN on facebook:

About GYBN: Building a global youth coalition to halt the loss of Biodiversity!
GYBN’ vision is to create a global platform that will enable young environmentalists from all parts of the world to connect in order to join forces for the protection of biological diversity on our planet. GYBN also aims to become the international coordination platform for youth participation in the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) and is committed to bring the opinions and positions of youth into the negotiations and make their collective voice heard. The establishment of GYBN has been prepared by an interim steering committee, consisting of young people from thirteen countries, which was formed shortly after CBD COP10 in October 2010. GYBN is officially supported by the CBD secretariat.

About the GYBN Kick-Off meeting: 35 participants, 7 days, 1 goal
The GYBN Kick-Off meeting will be hosted by NAJU (German Youth Association for the Protection of Nature) from August 21st to 27th in Berlin, Germany, and is organized in close coordination with the GYBN interim steering committee. Among others, the six-day conference will feature capacity building sessions and policy briefings on the CBD and the main issues on the agenda of COP11. Furthermore numerous workshops on topics like lobbying, organizing creative actions and campaigns as well as press- and public relations will be offered. However, the emphasis of the conference will lie on the establishment of GYBN and the preparation of youth participation at COP11. For this purpose participants will take part in a so called “Future Workshop” session and determine the structure, mandate and coordination etc. of GYBN and develop plans and political targets for meaningful youth participation at COP11.

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