Ambassadors

Working with Youth Ambassadors to create...

The Wyss Academy for Nature has issued a Declaration on Food Systems as official feedback to the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit. The declaration is the result of the very first Wyss Academy Dialogues with Purpose, a series of workshops in which participants from four regions (Central Europe, East Africa, South-East Asia and South-America) discussed region-specific challenges with a wide range of global stakeholders, representing the areas of science, policy, civil society and the private sector.

ENGAGING 

Meet our Youth Ambassadors 

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Dr. Valérie Courtois specializes in indigenous issues, forest ecology and ecosystem-based management and planning. Dr Courtois has served as Director of the Canadian Indigenous Leadership Initiative since 2013. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation du Mushuau–nipi, a non-profit organization that encourages cultural and professional exchanges on the George River. Dr Courtois has served as a forestry advisor to the Assembly of First Nations of Québec and Labrador, as a forestry planner for the Innu Nation and as a consultant in Aboriginal forestry, including certification, spatial planning and caribou planning. In 2007, she was awarded the James M. Kitz award from the Canadian Institute of Forestry for her early-career contributions to the forestry profession. She is registered as a professional forester and holds a degree in forestry sciences from the University of Moncton.

Dr. Valérie Courtois specializes in indigenous issues, forest ecology and ecosystem-based management and planning. Dr Courtois has served as Director of the Canadian Indigenous Leadership Initiative since 2013. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation du Mushuau–nipi, a non-profit organization that encourages cultural and professional exchanges on the George River. Dr Courtois has served as a forestry advisor to the Assembly of First Nations of Québec and Labrador, as a forestry planner for the Innu Nation and as a consultant in Aboriginal forestry, including certification, spatial planning and caribou planning. In 2007, she was awarded the James M. Kitz award from the Canadian Institute of Forestry for her early-career contributions to the forestry profession. She is registered as a professional forester and holds a degree in forestry sciences from the University of Moncton.

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Dr. Valérie Courtois specializes in indigenous issues, forest ecology and ecosystem-based management and planning. Dr Courtois has served as Director of the Canadian Indigenous Leadership Initiative since 2013. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation du Mushuau–nipi, a non-profit organization that encourages cultural and professional exchanges on the George River. Dr Courtois has served as a forestry advisor to the Assembly of First Nations of Québec and Labrador, as a forestry planner for the Innu Nation and as a consultant in Aboriginal forestry, including certification, spatial planning and caribou planning. In 2007, she was awarded the James M. Kitz award from the Canadian Institute of Forestry for her early-career contributions to the forestry profession. She is registered as a professional forester and holds a degree in forestry sciences from the University of Moncton.

Dr. Valérie Courtois specializes in indigenous issues, forest ecology and ecosystem-based management and planning. Dr Courtois has served as Director of the Canadian Indigenous Leadership Initiative since 2013. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation du Mushuau–nipi, a non-profit organization that encourages cultural and professional exchanges on the George River. Dr Courtois has served as a forestry advisor to the Assembly of First Nations of Québec and Labrador, as a forestry planner for the Innu Nation and as a consultant in Aboriginal forestry, including certification, spatial planning and caribou planning. In 2007, she was awarded the James M. Kitz award from the Canadian Institute of Forestry for her early-career contributions to the forestry profession. She is registered as a professional forester and holds a degree in forestry sciences from the University of Moncton.

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ENGAGEMENT

Engaging Youth for Foodsystems

Our exciting partnership with Goodwall & Bites of Transfoodmation. Read the Food Systems manifesto from Bites of Transfoodmation, a food movement created by youth for youth below.

Our partnership with Goodwall and Bites of Transfoodmation and our first challenge together: #Food4Thought

QUOTES FROM THE

Wyss Academy Dialogue

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Fiona Stappmanns

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HEAD OF GLOBAL POLICY OUTREACH

Tatjana von Steiger​

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ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Emine Ertugrul