Are you:

  • 18–35 years old?
  • Actively involved in a youth-led initiative or project created to benefit people, forests and the environment?
  • Interested in sharing your success stories and lessons learned with the global forestry audience?
  • Interested in having your project/initiative profiled at the XIV World Forestry Congress?

Apply to be an inspiring youth speaker and make a TEDx-style presentation at the youth special event during the XIV World Forestry Congress, 7-11 September, in Durban, South Africa.

How to apply?

To be considered as a youth speaker, please prepare the following:

  • a short informal video (no more than 5 minutes) introducing yourself and the project/initiative – this can be recorded on your cellphone, as it’s what you say and show that counts, not the video quality. You can post your video online and include a link in your submission, or attach the video file to your entry (max 10 MB).
  • a short text about your initiative (no more than 400 words)
  • a photo of yourself and any photos (no more than three) that show your project/initiative
  • clearly state your name, age and country
  • your applications can be in English, French or Spanish

You can submit your video, text and photos by email to with in copy.

Please put ‘Youth Speakers entry’ in the subject line.

Application deadline: 15 June 2015. 

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