The #GenerationRestoration Youth Hub is a diverse and growing global community bringing together youth leaders and practitioners across different fields and industries, in support of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The Youth Hub is co-convened by 1t.org – at the World Economic Forum and Global Landscapes Forum – Youth in Landscapes Initiative.
Youth Hub Overview
The Youth Hub fosters collaboration, shared action and learning to help accelerate the global youth-led restoration movement. Our vision is that young people are meaningfully engaged in ecosystem restoration efforts both on the ground and at the policy level.
Meet the young leaders who are driving action on nature and climate who attended Davos this year
Nature & Climate Engagement Series
The Youth Hub is codesigning a Nature & Climate programme that covers topical questions encountered by youth leaders on their journey to understand how to make real impact in the face of climate change and nature loss.
The programme is open to all the youth climate activists, ecopreneurs and leaders who are members of the Youth Hub, as well as the World Economic Forum Global Shapers community.
Youth Challenge Winners
In 2021, 1t.org ran the UpLink #GenerationRestoration Youth Challenge, a global call for youth-led solutions to conserve and restore ecosystems in support of one of humanity’s greatest challenges — climate change.
The solutions address a range of ecosystem challenges, including deforestation and forest degradation and decline in pollinators, and the lack of conservation training and opportunities for young people to become equipped with the tools to protect nature.
Climate Leaders Programme
In partnership with Goodwall, 1t.org contributed to the #ClimateLeaders program gathered the voices of youth around the world and brought them to 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) to influence the debate on climate change.
The best ideas in the fields such as finance, science, technology, or education were showcased at the in Sharm-El-Sheik, helping turn ideas into action.
The project was supported by UNICEF, YOMA, Generation Unlimited, Friends of Bata, JA Worldwide, and 1t.org, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.
1t.org x HEC Montréal Massive Online Open Course
1t.org and HEC Montréal have partnered to design the first university-level Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on the rise of nature-based solutions and new business models that put people and planet at the heart of their operations. This course is designed as an introduction to nature-based solutions, ecopreneurship and intrapreneurship and aims to provide young professionals and students the skills to lead efforts and innovate solutions towards the protection and restoration of nature. The course will launch in June 2024.
Youth Advisory Members
Youth Advisory Members
Meet the members of the Youth Hub for #GenerationRestoration, a growing and diverse community of almost 100 youth leaders and organizations.
Brooke Hadeed currently works in Impact Investing and outcomes based finance. She has previously worked as a Business Manager for a Caribbean retail group; preceded by intern positions at the United Nations Development Program and the Inter-American Development Bank.
She is committed to promoting social and economic progress for Small Island Developing States, and serving her local community.
She is passionate about continuous improvement, re-assessing the status quo, optimisation, and providing constructive solutions to simplify and accelerate current programs and processes.
She hold a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and BA in Latin American Studies from King's College London.
Skills include Project Management; Strategy & Operations Planning; and Business Development. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Elizabeth Gulugulu Machache
Juan Pablo Celis Garcia
Juan Pablo Celis Garcia currently serves as Youth Programme Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). As part of this role, he manages the Young Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honor for young people working on innovative solutions to environmental issues. He is a founding member of the Youth Representatives Steering Committee of the UN Department of Global Communications. Juan Pablo served as Subcommittee Co-Chair of the 66th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference on Education for Global Citizenship, where he chaired the Gyeongju Youth Declaration on Decision-Making. In 2019, he co-led the drafting of the first ever Youth Climate Compact at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference. Previous experiences include, Communications Associate for the UN Association of New York and Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations. He holds a B.A. in International Studies - Public Policy, Summa Cum Laude, and a Master of international Affairs