GLF’s Young African Landscape Leadership Program 2022 for African students & young professionals

With a median age of just 19.7 years, Africa’s diverse population is by far the youngest of any other continent in the world. These unique demographics offer a significant advantage in the drive to revive ecosystems and safeguard livelihoods. Africa’s youth have immense potential to forge a new development model and vision for the continent as they are already champions for landscape action and community-based solutions.

The GLF, in partnership with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, is launching the first ever Young African Landscape Leadership, an eight-month annual program filled with networking meetings, regional dialogues, workshops and much more.


The program is for any African student or young professional (including African residents, people born in Africa and the African diaspora) between the ages of 18 and 35 who:
Has a strong interest in Africa’s landscapes and seascapes;
And is currently enrolled in or recently graduated from university with a degree related to environmental sciences, landscape conservation and restoration, sustainable development, or other relevant fields, or has a strong passion for sustainability;
And is willing and available to regularly attend scheduled activities.


  • Make friends with other amazing young African leaders during the networking meetings in May, October and December.
  • Join regional dialogues, which are two-hour sessions to be held in July and in August, designed by regional youth to discuss important topics for regional youth ahead of the UN COP27 climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November 2022.
  • Attend the Landscape Leadership Workshop. Details on the date, agenda and format (in-person, or digital or hybrid) will be released later in the year.
  • Receive regular emails with regional job vacancies.
  • Receive regular updates and reminders about Africa-based GLF activities (e.g. interviews with experts, Landscape News articles, Landscape TV episodes).
  • Get a free ticket to all digital GLF events of the year and participate actively at GLF Africa 2022.
  • Join GLF’s WhatsApp community.
  • Receive a participation certificate and a voucher for the Landscape Leadership massive online open course (MOOC) after attending 80% of engagements.

How to Apply

To apply, you’ll need to send us the following:
  1. Your updated CV/ resume uploaded to Google Drive;
  2. A one-minute video answering the following question: “In your opinion, what is the role of young Africans in supporting equitable and sustainable landscapes?”.
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