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Building collaborative and cross generational relationships between emerging environmental leaders and veteran conservationists.







An Equal Partnership: Together, participants gain perspective, find community and connection, discover solutions and solidarity, and bridge the generational gap between young professionals and seasoned conservationists.

Mentee Matt Williams, United Kingdom, shares his experience in
the CoalitionWILD Mentorship Programme

“Mike [mentor] was able to give me some great advice on different techniques, strategies, techniques, to make the transition from one job, and even one organization to another, smoother and to make the most of that opportunity, as well.
It was really fantastic being able to connect with him over Skype, have really interesting and informative conversations. (…) We’ve established, what I would say, is a friendship that will last beyond the course of the mentoring scheme.”
Jordi (Mentee): “It’s been extremely informative for me to compare conservation challenges around the world. (…) By talking to our mentors, we can learn about the positive things that they’ve been through but we can also learn about also the mistakes they made. It makes a difference for us as young professionals to be able to actually talk to someone who is more senior than you.”
Casey (Mentor): “Jordi and I realized how similar the social aspects of conservation are. (…) Mentoring is important to me because I had great mentors when I was a young biologist and I want to help equip other young people in conservation to thrive personally and professionally.”

Mentee JORDI VAN OORT and mentor Casey Burns share their experiences in the CoalitionWILD Mentorship Programme


Participants in the program are not required to complete a project, task, or reports. Rather, we encourage both the Mentor and Mentee to set personal and professional goals for their 12-month experience in the programme during their first two meetings. CoalitionWILD places an emphasis on co-learning, co-creating, and co-mentoring throughout the program, highlighting the importance of cross-generational interactions and conversations.

Why you should apply as Mentee: Many successful people credit having a good mentor as a key factor to their success.  A mentor is an invaluable resource to shift from surviving to thriving in your field, to gain insight into past experiences and tricks of the trade, can increase and improve networks, and can provide feedback on working styles, attitude, technical knowledge, methodologies, etc. This programme provides the opportunity to expertly match you with a committed and experienced mentor in a casual but structured environment. 


Why you should apply as Mentor: Being successful in what we do is not only measured by our outputs, reports, implemented projects, or funds raised, but also by the road we pave and the legacy we leave. Investing your time into an emerging conservationist enables and supports not only future generations, but also the future of our planet. This program it built upon an understanding of equal exchange, providing you with the platform to also learn from your partner, gain a new perspective, and reenergize your passion.


Participants come from countries all over the world, which allows for a sharing of global best practices.



Core to the program is encouraging dynamic dialogue surrounding intergenerational knowledge sharing.


This program builds a foundation for on-going support between pairs and participants even after it ends.

Call for applications for the Global Mentorship Programme take place once per year. The next application period is tentatively scheduled for October 2021.

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Mentors should hold at least 10 years of experience in a related environmental field or topic. 
Mentees must be 35 years of age or younger by the start of the program.  

Invest in today's emerging leaders, and tomorrow's decision-makers.

CoalitionWILD is committed to accessibility. That’s why the Global Mentorship Programme is always 100% free for all participants. However, we can’t create lasting youth leadership for the planet without your support. If you believe that the future of the planet is in the hands of our youth, consider sponsoring a mentee by making a donation.


Young leaders are using their voices and passion to enact change for a better planet.

Join us and connect with them.