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Generation Earth - Action Leader Training

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Generation Earth - Action Leader Training

The 9-month training program is based on a participant-focused process that aims to develop young leaders who have the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to take action on environmental problems in their communities and beyond.

The program includes 3- 5 weekend trainings comprised of workshops, discussions, team building and outdoor, nature connection activities. Together with WWF staff, participants decide the topics they want to learn about, develop peer-to-peer workshops, and select experts to invite. In small teams, they plan the training agendas, workshops, and take care of logistics. This bottom-up approach is an important and unique component of the Action Leader Training as participants are actively engaged in the process from planning to implementation. Parallel to the training (input), participants are asked to plan, organize and implement an action project of their own choosing with financial and technical support from within and outside of WWF. In the last 5 years participants have successfully planned and implemented a wide range of action projects including a campaign on reducing or banning plastic bags in Austria, protection of threatened natural areas, numerous clean up actions along the Danube River, film and discussion evenings, and street theater performances. The trainings are held throughout Austria so that they can explore first-hand the topics that are being discussed.

Activities 
  1.  3- 5 weekend trainings comprised of workshops, discussions, team building and outdoor, nature connection activities
  2. action projects
Output 

Participants are asked to plan, organize and implement an action project of their own choosing with financial and technical support from within and outside of WWF. In the last 5 years participants have successfully planned and implemented a wide range of action projects including a campaign on reducing or banning plastic bags in Austria, protection of threatened natural areas, numerous clean up actions along the Danube River, film and discussion evenings, and street theater performances. Find out more here: www.wwf.at/actionprojects

Topics 
Climate & energy
Cross-cutting issues
Culture
Environmental education
Political engagement
Sports & leisure
Sustainable lifestyle

Location and date

Location 
Austria
Time & duration 

9 months: Fall-early Summer

Contact

WWF-Austria
Ottakringer Str. 114-116
1160
Wien
Austria
Nathan Spees

useful information

Spatial scale (e.g. regional, national...) 

national and international