Meet Levis, 2023 GLF Ocean Restoration Steward

28 March 2023
Levis Sirikwa

Meet Levis Sirikwa, 2023 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Ocean Restoration Steward and co-founder of the Ceriops Research Environmental Organization. His organization aims to connect people with nature by restoring mangrove ecosystems along Kenya’s coastline. In this video, Levis explains how he developed his passion for mangroves and what drives him in his efforts to “green the blue” and protect this fragile ecosystem.

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Supporting partners 2023

Supporting partners

The Restoration Stewards program provides funding, mentorship and training to deepen the impact of youth-led restoration projects. The year-long program is run by the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) under the banner of Generation Restoration to support and highlight the work of eight young restoration practitioners and their teams in 2023.

During the program, the Restoration Stewards and their teams are  supported to further develop their project and serve as ambassadors at both global and local levels. Globally, the Restoration Stewards share their journeys in a series of vlogs and blogs documenting their stories of inspiration and challenges and participate in different international events to showcase their work. Locally, they are sparking a restoration movement, mobilizing local communities and creating pathways to connect, share, learn, and act for livelihoods and landscapes.