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UNCCD Land Heroes 2024 | Grant of US$1,000 | 

UNCCD Land Heroes 2024 | Grant of US$1,000 |

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UNCCD Land Heroes 2024 | Grant of US$1,000 |

The 2024 UNCCD Land Heroes campaign recognizes and supports young individuals and youth-led/based organizations making positive impacts against desertification, land degradation, and drought. Through online engagement, They raise awareness, share success stories, and empower youth as change agents in sustainable land management, engaging them in implementing the convention. Building on the success of the inaugural 2020 cohort, the second cohort of Land Heroes continues to inspire and mobilize youth to promote the UNCCD’s objectives.

Part of the Land for Life Programme, #LandHeroes showcases youth’s dedication to sustainable land management. These organizations and individuals share transformative journeys through social media, videos, blogs, and our dedicated website, amplifying their contributions and recognizing both young men and women as critical forces for positive change.


  • Its primary objectives include identifying, celebrating, and providing support to these young leaders.
  • The campaign seeks to highlight the crucial connection between land management, biodiversity preservation, and climate action.
  • Through the sharing of inspiring stories, the campaign aims to catalyze positive change and encourage greater engagement in sustainable land practices.
  • One of its key strategies is to foster unity among youth from diverse backgrounds who share a common passion for environmental stewardship.
  • Mentorship opportunities are offered to help young land heroes further develop their skills and initiatives.
  • The campaign serves as a platform to showcase the collective impact that can be achieved through collaborative efforts in sustainable land management.

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Campaign goals

  • Raise awareness of land’s connection to biodiversity and climate
  • Spotlight diverse ways youth positively impact the land
  • Share inspiring stories showcasing collective progress
  • Empower youth to spread campaign messages and take action
  • Provide mentorship in sustainable land management
  • Share success stories to foster understanding and awareness

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 Benefits of UNCCD Land Heroes 2024

  • Grant of US$1,000 for top finalists in each category
  • Attendance at high-level UNCCD meetings
  • Publicity and recognition through interviews, media, and social platforms
  • Mentorship for leadership, communication, and project management
  • Opportunities to support UNCCD through advocacy, workshops, and content creation
  • Participation in challenges and innovation forums
  • Coordination with other Land Heroes for workshops and collaborative projects

 Eligibilities for UNCCD Land Heroes 2024

  • Youth engagement (18-35) in addressing land challenges
  • Role models inspiring peers through dedication
  • Inspirational leadership mobilizing youth for collective responsibility
  • Passionate and dedicated to combating desertification and degradation
  • Vision for change: Clear understanding and innovative strategies
  • Collaboration with stakeholders for effective partnerships
  • Strong communication: Effective online presence to inspire action.

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Eligible candidates should apply through the organisation’s official web portal with the necessary documents.
Application Deadline: February 29, 2024


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline29 February,2024
OrganizerUnited Nations
Contact the organizerE [email protected]



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