GYBN Kick-Off Meeting

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GYBN Kick-Off Meeting
Dates: August 21-27, 2012
Location: Berlin, Germany
Participants: 36 from 22 countries
Hosted by: NAJU

Thanks to generous financial support from the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) GYBN could be officially established at an international Kick-Off conference hosted by NAJU in Berlin, Germany from August 21st to 27th 2012.  Thirty-six youth, representing youth organizations from 22 countries, attended the conference. The participants first learned about biodiversity issues and the CBD process through workshops, a COP-simulation and networked with each other.  The final days of the conference were used to create the GYBN statute, mission, and vision for GYBN, and to create a position paper for the upcoming CBD COP-11. The GYBN Kick-Off meeting culiminated in the adoption of the statute, marking the official establishment of GYBN.

Additional information & outcomes:
GYBN Statute
GYBN Position Paper for COP11
NAJU website about the GYBN Kick-Off meeting
Flyer for the conference
Blog about the Kick-Off meeting (in English)
NAJU Blog about the Kick-Off Meeting (in German)


Official Conference Video

 

Video Messages from Kick-Off Meeting Participants:


GYBN kick-off conference participant Shailyn Drukis, Canada


GYBN kick-off conference participant Sikander Mohomed Sabeer, Sri Lanka


GYBN kick-off conference participant Alexander Hoffmann, Germany


GYBN kick-off conference participant Akomian Fortuné Azihou, Benin


GYBN kick-off conference participant Svana Rogalla, Germany


GYBN kick-off conference participant Tserendolgor Sanduijav, Mongolia/Japan


GYBN kick-off conference participant Gista Rukminda, Indonesia


GYBN kick-off conference participant Isabel Daum, Germany


GYBN kick-off conference participant Julia Hennlein, Germany


GYBN kick-off conference participant Sabuj Bhattacharyya, India


GYBN kick-off conference participant Christoph Gayer, Germany

 

 

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