The MAB Youth Networks host, share, and participate in a number of activities each year for our members to participate in.
The activities and events we participate in are diverse, with some of our past activities having involved developing submissions on policy, workshops on international conventions and processes, forums on environmental affairs with participants of diverse backgrounds, and much more.
To learn about the activities that the MAB Youth Networks have participated in, explore the MAB Wiki, and browse the opportunities below.
Project Showcase and
Starting 2023, the Networks will meet quarterly to showcase projects of various organizations involved in Biosphere Reserves, share news and developments about the MAB Programme and the MAB Youth Network, as well as to have general networking and conversations.
To find out more on when our next meeting is, find the latest meeting in the Recent Opportunities area below.
MAB International Coordinating Council
The MAB Youth Networks participate in the meetings of the MAB International Coordinating Council, also known as the annual meeting of the MAB Programme where important decisions are made about the programme and it’s functioning. These meetings typically occur mid-year, with us preparing our report in the months leading up to that.
To learn more, visit the MAB Youth at MAB ICC Page.
Greetings to all MAB Youth, The MAB Youth Networks and UNESCO are preparing for COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and we’re wanting to directly consult with the young people of the MAB Programme to hear your ideas and experiences.Whether you’ve engaged with past MAB events at National or International levels discussing the Convention… Read…
As part of preparation for COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, GYBN will be delivering a webinar series to build capacity and learn what we need to know to meaningfully engage at COP15. For those planning on participating on COP15, whether in an online delegation (information to be provided), in-person, or those just wishing…
Our partner organization, Global Youth Biodiversity Network, have partnered with PeaceNexus to understand the realities of diverse young people working in the environmental and/or social fields when it comes to peace and conflict. As part of this, they’re surveying young people on environment, peace and conflict. Whether you live in a country with a lot…
We write this to commemorate the first ever International Day for Biosphere Reserves. As part of this days celebrations, we’re publicly launching a MAB Youth Network website, accessible by https://mab.network/. We encourage you all to explore and bookmark this website. The website also has a page to register new MAB Youth Network members, where individuals…
The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Commission) will consider at its next Session (July 2023) the role of digital sequence information for the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA) and the sharing of benefits derived from them. Prior to its next session and in response to…
The 15th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity is fast approaching, and the MAB Youth Networks, UNESCO, and our partner organizations are working on a number of opportunities to be engaged in this process into the coming months. Our partner organization and official coordination platform for youth participation of the CBD, the…
2022 Online Thematic Seminar on Management Challenges of Internationally Designated Areas The Republic of Korea will be hosting the 2022 Online Thematic Seminar on Management Challenges of Internationally Designated Areas from the 30th of August to the 1st of September (3 days), featuring experts and discussions from those involved in UNESCO’s Biosphere Programme, World Heritage,…
Our Humanature Pathway Panel – Seeking Applications Applications have been extended until Wednesday the 17th of August, 11:00AM Paris time. UNESCO is seeking applicants from the MAB Youth Networks to be involved in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration through a cross disciplinary panel providing analysis on core questions on humanity’s relationship with nature. Brief:…