Youth Access to Land in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
29 October, 3 PM Jakarta/Bangkok
Access to land influences employment opportunities and migratory journeys of the younger generations. The key to enabling secure access to land lies in the involvement of youth voices in local, national and international land governance.
On the one hand, an exponent of Youth and Land Asia - the regional Platform focused on rural and urban youth - will present the preliminary findings of an investigation on youth access to land, conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and the Philippines. This research, whose outcome fed into the generation of a position paper by the Youth and Land Asia Platform, highlights the key issues and needs of youth in accessing land in the relevant countries.
On the other hand, a young activist from RMI working at the local level and participants of the Youth Fellowship Programme will show that obstacles in securing land rights can be addressed by concrete initiatives. Indeed, the speakers will explain their motivation for conducting work on land rights and will talk about their ideas and experiences in working with local communities, and how these empower youth. Finally, the event will conclude with a workshop, which will draw some conclusions from the overall discussion, mainly identifying priority areas that need to be tackled to secure youth access to land in Asia.
The result of the workshop will be used as a starting point for the preparatory meetings of the Global Land Forum Youth, held in March 2022.
- One member from the Youth and Land Asia Platform;
- One young activist from Indonesia;
- 2 Youth Fellows
Moderator: Elisabetta Cangelosi, ILC Youth Fellowship Coordinator
- The condition of youth access to land in Asia, with a special focus on Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and the Philippines;
- Identification of the main problems faced by the youth in accessing land and the demands of the youth working on the ground;
- Learning from human stories: the voice of a young activist from Indonesia, who will talk about his/her experience in accessing land in his/her community;
- What the youth fellowship programme is, its main objective and the progress made throughout the months, youth motivation to participate;
- Learning from youth: 2 action plans presented by youth fellows;
- Drawing conclusions: identifying key priority areas that need to be addressed in order to facilitate youth access to land in Asia
Date and Time
Friday. 29 October 2021
1:30 PM New Delhi
1:45 PM Kathmandu
2 PM Bishkek/Dhaka
3 PM Jakarta/Bangkok
4 PM Manila/Ulaanbaatar