by: Malika Kassi
During my time with the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) as a Youth Facilitator, I gained a wonderful experience that I will always treasure. My experience with the Youth in Landscapes (YIL) program raised my aspiration as a young Moroccan woman who always believed that I could have a significant impact on my beloved country. I love how all the GLF team encouraged us to be involved in all the sessions.
Being a Youth Facilitator at the YIL program was a learning experience for me, it opened me up to new ways of thinking. My trainers have inspired me to be a good facilitator. They taught me new skills that are useful. From this experience, I recognized that I have to improve my facilitation skills as much as I can and put the skills I learned into an actual work plan.
For me, creating of the Youth in Landscapes Program is a critical need for youth. This program has made the participation of youth valuable. Furthermore, this open space for youth facilitators has helped us to build up a discussions on landscape issues and exchange our ideas for solutions. Based on the sessions I have attended, I recognized that GLF never stops to think about collaborative solutions where youth could be the potential leader.
I really enjoyed working with the youth facilitators who are very friendly, encouraging and a supportive team that will motivate you to perform better and develop your skills. I am very delighted to have participate in Youth in Landscape Forum which encouraged me to be more determined and collaborative leader.
Malika Kassi is one of the 10 young professionals who will facilitate a session at the 2016 Global Landscapes Forum in Morocco. Learn more about this year’s Global Landscapes Forum’s Youth activities; meet our 10 youth facilitators, and discover the Youth in Landscape Initiative!