The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is calling for local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and grassroots initiatives to join the GLFx network as local chapters.
Selected organizations will receive access to various opportunities and resources to support sustainable landscapes across the world, with a specific focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
GLFx is a global network of local NGOs and grassroot initiatives, referred to as “chapters”, who are working to accelerate action towards more sustainable, integrated landscape management. GLFx is designed to enable and empower community members with the connections, knowledge and technology to connect, share, learn and act online and in person. From hosting events in your landscape, town or city to joining online communities of practice.
What’s in it for you?
- Selected organizations will become a part of the GLFx chapter network and receive opportunities for:
- Networking and peer-to-peer learning through the GLFx community and GLF Charter Members
- Global spotlighting: Regional and global outreach support, storytelling opportunities through the GLF’s events and platforms
- Capacity development: Tailored learning programmes, connection with scientific experts
- Funding: internal calls for proposals, access to funding and other fundraising opportunities.
What is expected from chapters?
- If your organization becomes a GLFx chapter, you will be expected to:
- Assign a focal point to liaison with the GLF
- Join regular meetings with the GLF team and other chapters
- Engage with regular opportunities shared by the GLF team
- Curate an online space on the GLFx platform to share activities and opportunities
- Regularly update the GLF about on-the-ground activities
- Leverage existing activities to connect people, share knowledge locally and globally, develop learning opportunities for the community, and/or lead action on the ground.
- They will accept applications from registered local NGOs, grassroot initiatives or networks that:
- Are based in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia-Pacific
- Are led and represented by people from the geographic area of the organization’s work
- Promote on-the-ground local activities to connect, share, learn and act for more sustainable landscapes
- Are well organized, with an administrative structure to receive and manage funds
- Are working towards sustainable agriculture will be given much preference.
- They would especially encourage applications from groups with:
- Demonstrated experience in mobilizing actors to facilitate local action
- A strong commitment to promoting sustainable agriculture and restoration
- Existing partnerships and dialogues with other stakeholders in the landscape
- A diverse team: gender balance will be taken into account during the selection process.
For more information, visit GLF.