How do young men and women succeed in accessing land? Join the International Land Coalition, Landesa and Slow Food Youth Network in a series of three webinars dedicated to youth and access to land. Learn from the good practices and experiences of innovation from all over the world!
8-9-10 March 2021 | 3-4 pm CET
WITH SPANISH & FRENCH TRANSLATION
ROUNDTABLES & SPEAKERS
Land access is shaping the employment and migration decisions of the rural youth. We are opening up a space to share innovative experiences aimed at inspiring and informing action. The roundtable discussions will offer the opportunity for young men and women to be exposed to decision makers who have been promoting youth tailored measures. We will be learning from the experiences that have made possible for the youth to root and prosper.
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Nana Ama Yirrah is the Founder and Executive Director of COLANDEF which has been operating in Ghana since 2004. She is a Development Practitioner with over twenty years’ experience in development practice. Her areas of expertise are Land and Natural Resource Governance, Local Governance, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Policy Research and Policy Advocacy. Nana Ama Yirrah has worked with both national and international development organizations in different capacities, facilitating interventions from the grassroots level to the national level, as well as supporting global discussions in the development of frameworks for responsible land based investments.
Thresa Bwalya is a young food scientist, a Slow Food Youth Network activist and a programme Officer at the Zambia Alliance of Women. She studied Wood Science and Technology, and as has work experience in women’s rights and project management.
Myriam Ababsa is a French-Algerian social geographer, Associate researcher at the French institute for the Near East (IFPO Amman) and at CNRS Géographie-Cités, Paris 7. She holds a PhD from Tours University on land issues in Raqqa and North East Syria (2004). She works on public development policies, with a focus on land issues (inheritance, land taxation) in the Middle East (Syria and Jordan). She is author of several publications on Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East.
Neidy Juracán is a young indigenous leader of the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA), a Guatemalan organisation that works for the defence of human rights and mother earth. She has participated in the CCDA's political training school, an experience she has replicated with young people from other regions of her country. Neydi Juracán is an agronomy student at the Universidad San Carlos and is also involved in coffee production and fish farming. She is part of the Rural Youth Working Group of the ILC in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Tizai Mauto is a Land Tenure & Youth Specialist at Landesa. He is a rural and urban development planner with expertise in rural community development. He has broad expertise in land reform processes; gender and youth sustainable development; capacity building of NGOs; urban development planning and management; sustainable livelihoods programming; mixed methods research; and African and global development.
Alessia Mazzù is a graduate in sustainability and environmental studies with experience in environmental communication and campaigning. She is currently working as a project and admin officer at the Cooperative Coraggio and she is the Campaigner in Italy for Veganuary.
Simona Elmo is a senior Expert on European Structural and Investment Funds. She is part of the Coordination Unit of SIBaTer project (Institutional support for the implementation of the Land Bank) at the Istituto per la Finanza e l'Economia LocaleDipartimento Fondi europei e investimenti territoriali (IFEL) of Italy.
Moses Nkhana is a youth and women rights activist based in the northern part of Malawi in Mzimba District. Moses Nkhana leads Mzimba Youth Organization as an Executive Director.
Melissa Alamo is a young development professional working with PAKISAMA (National Confederation of Family Farmers Organization). Currently, she serves as the coordinator for the Policy Advocacy Unit and Young Farmers Program (PAMANAKA).
Yannick Fiedler is a Programme Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. He works with policy makers and non-state actors in North and West Africa to create an enabling environment for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems, with a specific focus on the needs of young agri-entrepreneurs. He is author of several papers and publications, and developer of a series of capacity development tools and learning programmes on responsible investment.
Ian McSweeney leads Agrarian Trust as Organizational Director. His career and his life’s work has been focused on the human connection to soil and food. He first worked as a social worker focused on developing and operationalizing outdoor experience based education programs and later sought more direct work with the connections to soil and food in real estate by founding a brokerage and consulting company to focus on prioritizing conservation, agriculture, and community within typical land development. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Russell Foundation. Ian founded Farmland Consulting LLC to support communities through farmland preservation and is excited to lead Agrarian Trust as Organizational Director.
Giovanni Razeto is the Director of the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Department at Istituto di Servizi per il Mercato Agricolo Alimentare (ISMEA) of Italy.
Amani Riahi is an agricultural engineer graduated from INAT, founder and manager of an engineering and consultancy firm, promoter of an agricultural project for the planting of pomegranate trees in irrigated areas and beekeeping, subject of a land loan, selected as a pilot project by the FAO in 2017 and by the GIZ as one of the winners of a competition for young promoters and selected by APIA as a consultant within the PRIMEA programme financed by AFD and the EU.