I am Abdullah Al-Khawaldeh, an agricultural engineer from Jordan. As the Chairman of the Environment Committee at the Jordanian Agricultural Engineers Association, I participated in ILC-GLFY 2022 I would like to share with you my experience.
Organized by the International Land Coalition and Jordan Seeds Foundation in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture, the Jordanian Ministry of Youth and the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, the forum brought together more than 100 young leaders from various member countries of the Coalition (Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, and Africa).
The GLFY Forum constituted an opportunity to present the experiences of young people from different countries and to enrich the knowledge of all those involved in dealing with land in different countries
This forum constituted a great opportunity for the actors in this aspect to discuss land governance and management in response to the needs of societies, put land governance within the sustainable development goals, discuss finding climate solutions for the areas most affected by climate change, and discuss ways to empower women and youth in local and rural communities. The forum worked on holding consultative sessions Among the youth, they presented the problems of access to land in different countries and the suffering of the population of young people and women in the possibility of obtaining land for use and investment, all due to the unjustified behavior of the bureaucracy or customary practices.
Certainly, this suffering constitutes an obstacle to the investment and development of land, such as its cultivation, for example. GLFY It was an opportunity for young people to discuss all these challenges and to try to provide effective solutions in this aspect by young people, such as the Universal Declaration of Land, which was issued from the Dead Sea in Jordan, and one of its most important provisions is the governance of land and the mechanism of agriculture and against the seizure of Palestinian lands.
Without young people, Global Goals will not be achieved!