Dans le cadre de «Génération Restauration», l’initiative Jeunesse dans les paysages (Youth in Landscapes Initiative ou YIL) et le Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) lancent la quatrième édition du programme Restoration Stewards (Gardiens de la restauration) pour soutenir et mettre en lumière le travail des jeunes praticiens de la restauration et de leurs équipes qui représenteront la prochaine cohorte de « Gardiens de la restauration ».

Ce programme d’une année fournira des financements, un mentorat et une formation pour aider les jeunes professionnels de la restauration et leurs équipes à développer leurs projets de restauration et à sensibiliser leurs communautés locales à l’importance de la restauration des écosystèmes et des paysages sains.


 We will accept applications until  Sunday, 23 July 2023, 23:59 CEST (UTC+2).

Au cours du programme, les Restoration Stewards  et leurs équipes seront soutenus pour développer leurs projets et deviendront des ambassadeurs mondiaux et locaux. Au niveau mondial, les « Gardiens de la restauration » partageront leurs parcours dans une série de vlogs et de blogs retraçant leurs récits inspirants et leurs défis. Au niveau local, ils lanceront un mouvement de restauration, créant ainsi des moyens pour se connecter, partager, apprendre et agir pour des paysages plus durables.


Gloria Amor Paredes



Tahina Roland Frederic



Samara Polwatta

Sri Lanka


Levis Sirikwa



Ysabel Agustina Calderon Carlos



David Santiago Rocha Cárdenas



Dwi Riyan




Gloria Amor Paredes Philippines, Forests

Gloria Amor Paredes is an environmental education and community development specialist. She is the co-founder of Salumayag Youth Collective for Forests, an Indigenous youth and women-led initiative that empowers local and Indigenous communities in the stewardship of their ancestral lands through regenerative practices and narratives. This project is based in Sto. Domingo, Quezon, Bukidnon, a Manobo-Kulamanen community on the Philippine island of Mindanao with a long history of ecological, social, and economic disadvantages. The work of Salumayag Youth is anchored on the community’s desire to nurture culture and sustain Indigenous ways of living. For Salumayag Youth, forest regeneration and regenerative agriculture must be accompanied by community storytelling and nature-based education.


About the project: Salumayag Youth Collective for Forests is an Indigenous and local youth-led initiative that empowers local communities to lead the stewardship of their ancestral lands through regenerative practices and narratives. The project is based on four main interrelating pillars of engagements. First, it works to regenerate  land and culture through agroforestry and organic farming. With community youth volunteers, the collective manages native tree nurseries and natural regeneration methods. The project is also based on dialogues and training, including forest walks with Manobo youth volunteers, dialogues with smallholder farmers, and community consultations. Environmental storytelling also plays a big part for the collective as stories are a huge part of Manobo and other Indigenous cultures. Finally, it consists of a social enterprise, being in the exploratory stage for the collective farming of heirloom grains, coffee, and cacao, in addition to exploring farm tourism. 

Personal: @amorparedes

Twitter: @amore_paredes


Tahina Roland Frederic Madagascar, Drylands

Tahina Roland Frédéric is a young Malagasy agronomist who specialized in forestry at the Higher School of Agronomic Sciences (ESSA) at the University of Antananarivo. He has over four years of experience in conservation in his native Menabe region of Madagascar and has been involved in park management, habitat and species conservation, law enforcement and sustainable livelihood activities. The idea behind Taniala Regenerative Camp came to him after leading community patrols to fight against slash and burn agriculture and to protect the region’s dry forest ecosystem. He is currently the president of this non-profit organization, and he is convinced that if we manage to promote a model of regenerative agriculture in Menabe, the degraded soil will regenerate and the forest will be restored. 


About the project: Taniala Regenerative Camp aims to restore land that has been degraded by deforestation and agriculture in the Lambokely village of the Menabe region of Madagascar to prevent the irreversible loss of soil fertility. The project replicates forest ecosystem processes and “plants water” on these drylands through syntropic agroforestry, reconciling food production and ecosystem regeneration. The project consists of (i) developing models of syntropic agroforestry systems adapted to the local context; (ii) promoting these models to the local community, and (iii) practicing these models at the home garden, field and school garden levels. 

Twitter: @Tahina_Roland


Institutional Facebook: : @TanialaRegenerativeCamp 


Dwi Riyan Indonesia, Wetlands

Dwi Riyan is originally from West Kalimantan, Indonesia and is currently completing his final year as a master’s student in Sustainability Management at the University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, and the University of Agder, Norway. Encouraged by his passion for youth development, he co-founded Pongo Ranger Community, a youth-based organization focused on youth empowerment in Ketapang, West Kalimantan. The organization recognizes  that ecosystems are vibrant and connected and works to restore coastal areas and help coastal communities in the area. Pongo Ranger embraces collaboration as its primary approach and believes that environmental protection can create enormous positive impacts when all stakeholders unite for a common purpose. 


About the project: Since starting his movement in 2018, Riyan and his youth group, Pongo Ranger Community, have focused on the intersection between nature conservation and human welfare through restoration and community development. Their coastal activity, Pongo-dopsi,  promotes the restoration of mangroves in the coastal areas of West Kalimantan, Indonesia, to mitigate seawater intrusion into local farmland. Based on a collaborative approach, Pongo Ranger Community works closely with local farmers to prepare mangrove plants and with a group of young women to produce plastic-free eco-polybags made from Nipah leaf and bamboo for the restoration process. 




Personal: @Riyan_Dwi19


Samara Polwatta Sri Lanka, Oceans

Samara Polwatta is pursuing a Joint Master’s at the University of Bonn and United Nations University institute for Environment and Human Security. This field has allowed her to understand human and environmental security and to how to engage in humanitarian relief, disaster risk management, ecosystem-based adaptation, and conservation. She is currently writing her master thesis on the topic of coral reef ecosystems as a tool for ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction. She also works as a Junior Consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Integration team on data curation and data management related to SDG tracking within the GeoHub. 


About the project: “School Meets the Reef” aims to grow the value of coastal ecosystems through  coral reef restoration and by building awareness of coastal ecosystems. The project was established to fulfill the urgent need for restoration in Sri Lanka’s coral reefs and works primarily in Kalkudah, Batticaloa district. It aims to build  artificial in situ coral reef nurseries and carry out monitoring and evaluation on the restored reefs and nurseries. The project is also guided by a strong educational focus, working with local schools to build awareness of the importance of coastal ecosystems, restoration methods and nature-based solutions around coastal ecosystems.

Instagram: @sammyboomews
Twitter: @polwatta_samara


Ysabel Agustina Calderon Carlos Peru, Mountains

Ysabel Agustina Calderon Carlos (Ysa Calderon)  is a beekeeper, farmer, environmental entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Sumak Kawsay.


About the project: Sumak Kawsay is an environmental enterprise that promotes native bees and other pollinators conservation through the restoration of mountainous ecosystems in the village of El Higuerón, San Francisco de Asís peasant community in the Salas district, Lambayeque, Peru. It currently conserves three species of native stingless bees and reforests their impact zone with native and predated species such as palo santo, hualtaco and faique. To finance its work, the project sells honey and panela from local fields cultivated through agroecological practices, free of pesticide residues. Sumak Kawsay also offers agritourism services through the “honey route,” an experience of connection with bees, honey and nature, hosted by  local women, thus allowing them to generate income and improve their quality of life.

Personal: @ysa_yoochun

Organization: @_sumak_kawsay

Twitter: @Ysa_calderon_


Levis Sirikwa Kenya, Oceans

Levis Sirikwa has over half a decade of experience in coastal and marine resource management, specifically in the active restoration of degraded mangroves, sustainable agriculture and local coastal community empowerment.​ He co-founded the  Ceriops Research Environmental Organization, which  works on several projects within the blue economy space in Kenya. The projects that he manages in the organization include the Casina Farms (sustainable coastal agriculture), Mikoko na Jamii (mangrove and communities) and Mangrove Buddy (advocacy and awareness) programs. The three project models are underpinned by  community empowerment, sustainable development and data-driven approaches.


About the project: The slogan for the “Mikoko na Jamii” model is to halt loss, double restoration, and triple protection through investments. Working directly with Indigenous coastal communities around  mangrove ecosystems in Kenya, the project seeks to not only restore 1 hectare of degraded mangroves but also build the capacity of local communities to generate livelihoods through mangrove ecosystems. The project will be implemented across four community groups in Mombasa and Kwale counties. Upon the completion of the project, the project beneficiaries are expected to be able to conduct mangrove monitoring by themselves as well as understand the policy frameworks that govern their operations and hence align themselves to  benefit from the provisions of the policy frameworks.


Personal: @sirikwalevy 
Organization: @ceriops.env_research


Personal: @LevisSirikwa  
Organization: @ceriops_r 


David Santiago Rocha Cárdenas Colombia, Peatlands

David Santiago Rocha Cárdenas is a Colombian ecologist  currently working on decarbonization strategies based on natural climate solutions. He has been part of the Laboratory of Ecosystems and Climate Change (LECC)  at the Pontifical Xavierian University for six years. LECC studies the potential of ecosystems in climate change mitigation.  He has experience coordinating projects related to the study of the carbon cycle in the Colombian paramo, the generation of ecosystem restoration policies, and other tasks such as greenhouse gas flux measurements in wetlands. He started coordinating his first restoration project with the community of Paramo El Almorzadero, located north of the eastern cordillera of the Andes. 


About the project: This project aims to restore 3 hectares of high mountain peatlands located in Páramo el Almorzadero in the municipality of El Cerrito Santander in the northeastern  branch of the Andes Cordillera of Colombia. The peat bogs located in the Páramo have been drained for  sheep livestock activities, leading to the loss of their functionality and ecosystem services. This has affected the supply of water resources for the community and released thousands of tons of methane gas into the atmosphere. The purpose of this project is to isolate peat bogs to prevent goats from entering the water bodies, to recover the vegetation cover, and to restore water flow. These activities are conducted in the hope of increasing ecosystem services, reducing  methane and carbon dioxide emissions, increasing carbon accumulation, and empowering local communities to manage their projects and generate carbon credits that ensure their future sustainability and scalability.





En tant que Restoration Stewards, vous recevrez le soutien d’experts pour faire avancer le projet, ainsi que des opportunités de développement professionnel. Vous recevrez également une subvention de 5 000 euros pour développer le projet de restauration tout en atteignant les objectifs suivants:

  • Fixer, en collaboration avec le GLF et ses organisations partenaires, des objectifs spécifiques au projet qui seront réalisés d’ici la fin de l’année.
  • Rechercher et mener des activités de formation pour améliorer la compréhension de l’approche paysagère et de l’écosystème concerné.
  • Organiser au moins deux événements pour faire participer les communautés locales.
  • Coordonner avec l’équipe du GLF une campagne en ligne pour promouvoir votre projet via les réseaux sociaux.
  • Rédiger tous les deux mois un article d’actualité sur les avancées du projet.
  • Rencontrer régulièrement l’équipe du GLF et le mentor assigné pour discuter de l’avancement du projet.


Toute personne entre 18 et 35 ans ayant entrepris un projet de restauration dans l’un des écosystèmes suivants : forêts, montagnes, océans, tourbières/zones humides, zones arides et parcours. Les candidats doivent comprendre et accepter d‘adhérer et de contribuer à la vision, aux fondements et aux valeurs du GLF. 

Nous prioriserons les projets qui sont : 

  • Menés par une personne ou un groupe de personnes locales ou autochtones, ou ressortissantes des régions d’Afrique, d’Asie, d’Amérique latine ou des Caraïbes et situés dans l’une de ces régions géographiques. 
  • Situés aux premières étapes de développement et opérationnels depuis au moins un an. 

 Notez que vous ne devez pas nécessairement créer un nouveau projet pour être éligible. En effet, nous invitons les candidats à s’appuyer sur des programmes de restauration ou des projets que vous menez déjà.


Le projet sera sélectionné selon une procédure de mise en concurrence, ce qui requiert une certaine préparation. Lors de votre candidature, les questions suivantes vous seront posées en anglais, en espagnol ou en français : 

Vous concernant :  

  • Quelle est votre expérience en matière de restauration ? (200 mots) 
  • Préparez une vidéo de vous d’une minute, dans laquelle vous expliquerez ce qui vous motive pour devenir gardien de la restauration. Partagez cette vidéo sur votre compte Facebook ou Twitter en taguant le Forum mondial des Paysages (@GlobalLF ou @GlobalLF_FR) et en ajoutant le hashtag #generationrestoration, ou utilisez un lien YouTube ou Google Drive en mode privé. 

Sur le projet: 

  • Attribuez un intitulé à votre projet. 
  • Préparez une description du paysage sur lequel vous travaillez : Pourquoi y travaillez-vous ? Quelle est la situation actuelle et les problèmes environnementaux et sociaux rencontrés ? Quels sont les facteurs de dégradation (le cas échéant) ? Qui sont les principales parties prenantes clés ? (500 mots) 
  • Préparez une description synthétique globale du projet (500 à 1 000 mots), décrivant les objectifs, les activités et les impacts prévus du projet (500-1 000 mots). 
  • Préparez un document (Microsoft Word ou PDF) présentant un aperçu des activités qui seront menées dans le cadre du programme « Gardiens de la restauration », avec notamment un échéancier et des indicateurs.  
  • Veuillez expliquer comment vous mettrez en œuvre une approche paysagère et veillerez à ce que les différents éléments et parties prenantes de l’écosystème dans lequel vous travaillez soient pris en compte (300 mots). 
  • Préparez une réponse de 200 mots maximum à la question suivante : « Si vous devenez gardien de la restauration, où voyez-vous votre projet dans un an après avoir terminé le programme ? » 
  • Préparez un document (Microsoft Word ou PDF) d’une page maximum avec une ventilation détaillée de l’utilisation de l’indemnité que vous recevrez. 
  • Ajouter une photo de votre zone de projet.


Veuillez compléter le formulaire de candidature et nous le soumettre au plus tard le dimanche 23 juillet 2023 à 23 h 59 (UCT+2).



Eirini Sakellari: e.sakellari@cifor-icraf.org

Coordinatrice jeunesse du GLF

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