Deadline: 16th June 2023 | Calling for young leaders and visionaries who are actively involved in designing or implementing groundbreaking projects in nature conservation or biodiversity. This is your chance to make a real impact in your community and connect with influential leaders worldwide.

Selected Changemakers will have the incredible opportunity to attend the prestigious IUCN Leaders Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, from 11 to 13 October 2023. Together with global leaders, you will work towards nature-positive solutions and develop concrete actions to achieve the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework goals and targets at local, national, and regional levels. As a Changemaker, you’ll also get an exclusive platform to pitch your project to influential figures from the private sector, government, and civil society.

Benefits for selected IUCN Leaders Forum Changemakers:
– Delegate access to the IUCN Leaders Forum in Geneva, Switzerland from 11 to 13 October 2023
– Exclusive opportunity to pitch your environmental action project to influential global leaders
– Hotel accommodation in Geneva from 10 to 14 October 2023
– Return travel to Geneva, Switzerland
– Meals and other expenses covered throughout your stay in Geneva

Who should apply?
Are aged between 18 and 35*
Demonstrate leadership and innovation in nature conservation, biodiversity, climate change, or sustainable development
Are currently working on an innovative project aligned with the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework goals and targets
Prioritize equity, inclusivity, intergenerational collaboration, and human rights in their project’s design and implementation

At the IUCN Leaders Forum, diversity is key! We strongly encourage applicants from the Global South, minority groups, indigenous peoples, local communities, and young female leaders and innovators from all over the world.

About the IUCN Leaders Forum: The IUCN Leaders Forum is an annual gathering of global leaders and changemakers dedicated to finding innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. Together, we make bold commitments, forge partnerships, and take action for impactful change in nature conservation and sustainability.

The IUCN Leaders Forum 2023 aims to:
🤝 Facilitate dialogue, build trust, and foster new partnerships to tackle conservation and biodiversity challenges
🌱 Track progress, trends, and environmental issues while keeping nature at the forefront of global efforts
🌐 Connect young changemakers with potential collaborators from the public and private sectors to enhance their environmental projects

Find out more and apply at the official link below:


Apply before 16th June, 2023