ICBA Youth Engagement Society - YES

Vision

To Establish a global Youth Engagement Society to be a catalyst for innovative solutions to global food security, agricultural productivity and sustainability in marginal and saline environments.

Mission

To INSPIRE youth to CONNECT locally and internationally to make innovative impact with the focus on BIODIVERSITY and AGRIPRUNERSHIP.

ICBA YES Objectives

  • Raise awareness about ICBA’s research areas.
  • Engage and empower youth to think of innovative solutions related to marginal environments and food security challenges that supports SDGs 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15.
  • Facilitate and support youth engagement in scientific research and development.
  • Engage youth in relevant capacity buildings.

Strategic Framework

ICBA YES adopts a strategic framework called “ICBA” which focuses on four principles:

  • INSPIRE
  • CONNECT
  • BIODIVERSITY
  • AGRIPRUNERSHIP
MAIN PRINCIPLES PURPOSE APPROACH
INSPIRE Inform and inspire youth of challenges related to food security and marginal environments Awareness programs / Educational sessions organized by ICBA YES to attract students to agriculture research and development
CONNECT Connect youth with relevant stakeholders including farmers, market, entrepreneurs, policymakers etc. to make practical change Events and conferences (Virtual or Physical)
Volunteering
Student clubs
Internships
BIODIVERSITY Promote biodiversity to build and sustain agricultural and food security ecosystem (agro-ecology) Research and Development
Best practices
AGRIPRENEURSHIP Develop and sustain agribusinesses with tools, capacity buildings and opportunities Training and upscaling 
Innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture