Biodiversity is the variety of all life on Earth. It ensures food security, environmental health, and the sustainable development and well-being of mankind. More than 630 million people in the ASEAN region depend on biodiversity for their food, clean water, clean air, and livelihood
The youth of ASEAN, defined as persons 15 – 35 years old, represent over 33% of the ASEAN population and are the stewards of a resilient future dependent on biodiversity. Young people all over the region, with our energy, passion, command of technology, and fresh ideas, are part of the solution to halt biodiversity loss.
To empower ASEAN’s youth to contribute to the formulation and implementation of biodiversity policies, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) spearheads the ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Programme (AYBP) in collaboration with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), the official youth constituency to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). AYBP is supported by the European Union through the Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in ASEAN (BCAMP) Project.
Youth be recognised and involved in biodiversity strategies and action plans at the local, national, and regional levels
Increased knowledge and skills for youth to participate actively in biodiversity decision-making processes
Strengthened youth-led conservation toward achievement of national and global goals
Community building for synergies
Appreciation engendered among decision-makers on the youth’s potential to contribute meaningfully
Are you a young person between 18-35 years old? Are you interested in nature?
Are you a citizen of an ASEAN country? Choose your programme and apply now!
One-year training and mentorship programme to build your skills, expand your network, and take your conservation impact to the next level
Young leaders of conservation efforts in ASEAN
1-6 month work attachment opportunities in selected Protected Areas
Youth of all backgrounds welcome
As the official youth constituency to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), GYBN brings the voice of young people to CBD negotiations, raises awareness about the value of biodiversity, and connects youth around the world to build a global coalition to halt biodiversity loss. GYBN Southeast Asia serves as a regional node for the GYBN national chapters in this region.
AYBP is generously funded by the European Union through the Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in ASEAN (BCAMP) Project that helps to combat biodiversity loss in the ASEAN region through the biodiversity conservation and effective management of protected areas.