To build a national coalition of youth individuals and organizations to halt the loss of biodiversity through mobilizing and empowering young people whilst raising national awareness on the importance of biodiversity.
ZYBN is a registered organization based in Harare and operates nationwide. It was established in October 2017 by the founding chapter coordinator two months after attending the first Africa capacity building workshop organized by the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, in South Africa, in August 2017. ZYBN aims to advocate for youth participation and inclusion in biodiversity conservation at all levels in Zimbabwe and to raise awareness about the importance of preserving biodiversity. ZYBN achieves its mission through engaging leaders, youth and communities with a focus on capacity building workshops, training, online campaigns and participating in national/international youth advocacy workshops/forums, among other things.
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