Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL)
The Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) is a growing global network and movement of over 60,000 young people working and studying in landscapes around the world. The Initiative is a partnership between the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), Youth4Nature (Y4N), and the Global Youth Biodiversity Network who join forces to deliver workshops, mentorship, training and networking. Today, YIL has become a global movement of young people committed to living and breathing the landscape’s philosophy: collaboration, diversity, and collective action. Whether online or in-person, YIL programs connect, support and inspire young people to step into courageous leadership and bring positive change to the sustainability of their landscapes.