Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Call for a voluntary position of IUCN WCPA Leader of Young Professional Group

We are soliciting expression of interests and nominations for a voluntary leadership position to serve as ‘a Leader of the Young Professional Group’ of WCPA-IUCN. A candidate should be below the age of 35 years by 2016, and have meaningful experiences and commitment for protected areas. This is a wonderful opportunity to be the youth representative in the prestigious steering committee of WCPA as well as enhance one’s own professional development, networking while serving the cause of youth and
young professional (YPs) in relation to protected areas.

Some of the expected roles

• Serve WCPA as a steering committee member representing YP group, and contribute to WCPA work plan and action for youth engagement for 2013-2016.

• Revive the young professional group, regional and country representatives, forge enhanced communication and networking among YPs, continue occasional newsletters.

• Enhance youth membership of WCPA, engagement of YPs within WCPA taskforces and specialist groups and promote WCPA and its works.

• Represent and contribute in IUCN Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Task Force.

• Plan and forge collaborations for youth-related activities during the World Park Congress, 2014.

Please send your nominations along with an expression of interest (max 100 words) and one page CV to Sudeep Jana by Nov 30. 2012 (Email:

More info about WCPA YP can be found at:

Warm Regards,

Ernesto Enkerlin