Earth Charter Young Leaders Programme

Global NetworkThe Earth Charter Young Leader (ECYL) Programme is an avenue for emerging sustainability leaders to build their leadership and knowledge while supporting and expanding the Earth Charter Youth Network.

ECYLs act as focal points within the Earth Charter Youth Network (ECYN), connecting with, motivating, and engaging their contemporaries to join the movement and shape a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.  These young leaders, aged 18-30, collaborate with Earth Charter International (ECI) to help create, run, and participate in courses, workshops, and webinars, design and implement media communication strategies, and more.

Current Earth Charter Young Leaders

The ECYL Programme is a focal point position lasting one year. After the official programme ends, many ECYL plan to continue as active members of the Youth Network.

Meet the active ECYL for Aug. 2016 – July 2017:

Please click here to read the full biographies of the ECYLs.


cannita-meliusCannita Melius (Saint Lucia)




josephine-schrottJosephine Schrott (Germany/Canada)




julián-arias-varelaJulián Arias Varela (Costa Rica)




kelly-ngetiKelly Ngeti (Kenya)




mohammed-baaoumMohammed Ba-Aoum (Saudi Arabia)




nadine-huidsNadine Huids (Netherlands)




peter-nguafac-temate-fongehPeter Nguafac Temate Fongeh (Cameroon)




rabab-hammicheRabab Hammiche (Netherlands)




shikha-tripathiShikha Tripathi (India)





Meet the active ECYL for Jan. 2017 – Dec. 2017:

Please click here to read the full biographies of the ECYLs.

ana-karen-proaAna Karen Proa Rebolledo (Mexico)




carla-diazCarla Diaz (Costa Rica/Peru)




catalina-gomezCatalina Gómez Vives (Costa Rica)




danelia-zuñigaDanelia Zuñiga Alvarado (Costa Rica)




dennis-perezDennis Pérez Umaña (Costa Rica)




hugo-roblesHugo Enrique Robles Bustamante (Mexico)




jorge-graciasJorge Gracia (Spain)




ernesto-muñozMelchor Ernesto Muñoz Dzib (Mexico)




paola-gonzalezPaola González Vargas (Costa Rica)




sofia-mendozaSofía Mendoza Aguilar (Costa Rica)





Interested in becoming an ECYL?

The ECYL programme is a one-year voluntary commitment to serve as an active focal point in the Earth Charter Youth Network.

All ECYL must first complete the Earth Charter International online training in Leadership, Sustainability and Ethics offered annually in English and Spanish. Learn more about the programme and how to apply here.

Please contact the Youth Projects Coordinator with questions: [email protected]