Youth Forum December 2023

Empowering the Future

In a powerful display of commitment to conservation and community engagement, LUMO Conservancy recently hosted its Second Youth Forum. The event marked a pivotal moment in refining the agenda set forth in the inaugural meeting, focusing primarily on the vital issue of youth inclusion in conservancy activities. This dynamic gathering saw enthusiastic youths actively participating in a habitat restoration exercise at Mramba, showcasing their dedication to contributing to the preservation efforts of LUMO Conservancy.

The event commenced with a hands-on habitat restoration exercise at Mramba, a collaborative effort involving LUMO Conservancy, Community Wildlife & Conservation, and Soroi Lions Bluff Lodge. This practical engagement allowed the youth to connect directly with the conservation mission, fostering a sense of responsibility towards the environment. It highlighted the power of collaborative efforts in making a tangible impact on the ecosystem.

Objectives, Roles, and Mandate:

Central to the discussions were the refinement of the LUMO Youth Forum’s objectives, roles, and mandate. Participants engaged in thoughtful conversations to ensure clarity and alignment with the overarching goals of the conservancy. The emphasis was on creating a platform that not only empowers the youth but also enables them to actively contribute to the conservation initiatives championed by LUMO.

A key outcome of the forum was the structural refinement of the Youth Forum. Through a democratic process, participants elected a Chairperson, Treasurer, and Secretary, establishing a robust foundation for effective leadership within the youth cohort. This move aimed to enhance organizational efficiency and ensure that the voice of the youth is not only heard but also respected in the decision-making processes of the conservancy.

Looking ahead, the youth of LUMO Conservancy are poised to take on a more active role in environmental rehabilitation programs and discussions. Their eagerness to contribute signifies a promising future for the conservancy, where the energy and passion of the younger generation become catalysts for positive change. The commitment demonstrated in this forum underscores the collective responsibility shared by all stakeholders towards sustainable conservation practices.

The success of the Second Youth Forum at LUMO Conservancy wouldn’t have been possible without the collaborative efforts of the participants, partners, and stakeholders. Their dedication to the cause of conservation and community involvement is commendable and sets a precedent for future initiatives.


In conclusion, the Second Youth Forum at LUMO Conservancy stands as a testament to the power of inclusivity and collaboration in conservation efforts. The refined agenda, clarified objectives, and strengthened structure of the Youth Forum signal a promising future for the integration of youth voices in shaping the destiny of LUMO Conservancy. As we move forward, let us celebrate this milestone and continue working hand in hand for the flourishing biodiversity and sustainable development of our cherished conservancy.