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IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN CEC Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships Specialist Group

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CEC supports the inclusion and empowerment of young people to advance Nature 2030. Join us!

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The IUCN CEC Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships Specialist Group works with the Union to connect and mobilise diverse youth across the world to advocate and act for nature ...

The IUCN CEC Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships Specialist Group works with the Union to connect and mobilise diverse youth across the world to advocate and act for nature conservation. Specialist Groups lead the CEC Networks and will encourage different groupings based on thematic areas, work priorities and/or regional scope to develop as appropriate to meet local needs for education and communication.

Group leadership

Ms Diana GARLYTSKA

Co-Chair

Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships Co-Chair & West Europe Regional Vice Chair
Email: diana_garlytska@hotmail.com

Diana Garlytska, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee at ...

Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships Co-Chair & West Europe Regional Vice Chair
Email: diana_garlytska@hotmail.com

Diana Garlytska, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee at CoalitionWILD is a young expert who over 8 years of her career in academia has taught in more than a dozen of countries across Europe and Asia. In 2013 from business analytics at HQ of a multinational corporation in Leipzig, Germany, Diana Garlytska transitioned to teaching and research work in Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. Here she has used every opportunity to enhance her knowledge in the field of environmental economics and develop her skills in teaching, project mandated, proposal writing, research, creative writing, and storytelling. Diana has written several workbooks for BA level students and created her author course on ‘Sustainable Business Development’.

Diana Garlytska is IUCN CEC member since 2018, Steering Committee Co-Chair and has been on steering committee of CoalitionWILD since 2019, as well as Federation for European Storytelling consultant since 2022. Thus, her greatest passions are youth engagement in nature conservation, storytelling and academic work. In 2021 Diana Garlytska was a member of Youth workgroup for IUCN Global Youth Summit and co-authored IUCN GYS Outcome Statement. Currently Diana is Youth Task Force member for Stockholm+50 and actively contributes to youth work in environmental policy development. Diana is happiest when traveling and enjoying art in any form.

Mrs Kenza KHALLAFI

Co-Chair

Mrs. Kenza Khallafi, is currently the Partnerships Officer and responsible of the education for sustainable programs at the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental protection, a non-profit ...

Mrs. Kenza Khallafi, is currently the Partnerships Officer and responsible of the education for sustainable programs at the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental protection, a non-profit organization based in Morocco that takes action by raising public awareness and education on sustainable development, especially among the youth.

The past ten years, Kenza has been working closely with the Ministry of education of Morocco on developing ESD projects and programs, on accelerating local level actions to make progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and on Empowering and mobilizing youth from preschool to university. Kenza also work to reinforce cooperation with United nations agencies, international and national organizations and the Hassan II International Center for Environmental Training, the academic branch of the Foundation, launched in 2019, in the areas of environmental education, biodiversity, Action for Climate Empowerment and ocean literacy.

Kenza is member of the Climate Change Competence Center of Morocco (4C) a national platform for dialogue and capacity building for the various actors and a hub for climate change information open to its regional, African, and international environment. Before joining the Foundation, Kenza graduated in Finance from an American University Al Akhawayn based in Ifrane (Morocco) and Bocconi University in Milan (Italy).

Ms Camila PEREZ GABILONDO

Co-Chair

Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships Co-Chair & CEC Programme Officer
Email: camila.perez@iucn.org

Camila, an Argentine national, joined IUCN in 2018 as Programme Officer for the ...

Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships Co-Chair & CEC Programme Officer
Email: camila.perez@iucn.org

Camila, an Argentine national, joined IUCN in 2018 as Programme Officer for the Commission on Education and Communication (CEC). She is also the Youth Engagement Coordinator for the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France.

Before joining IUCN, Camila worked at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat for six years, helping design and implement GEF's communications and country relations strategies. She applies her passion for languages and strategic communications to help advance global efforts, including those of youth, to protect the planet through public awareness initiatives.

Having lived in large cities like Buenos Aires and NYC, Camila is happiest by the ocean or mountains. She holds a Master’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from Georgetown University and Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from American University in Washington, DC. 

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IUCN CEC Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnerships Specialist Group