4th Training Workshop of Youth Think Tank Competition for EAA Flyway Conservation Communication and Storytelling


Communication and storytelling play a key role in conservation. To better equip youth, especially future conservation leaders, with skills in storytelling and scientific communication while enhancing their understanding of the importance of communication in conservation, the 4th and final workshop for the Youth Think Tank Competition for the EAA Flyway will focus on communication strategy and storytelling. We invited experienced trainers to the two-day workshop, to guide youth participants on enhanced skills in conservation communication and storytelling, and encourage creative ideas for conservation.

Date: 17th – 18th September 2022 (Saturday and Sunday)

Part 1. Webinar – “Understanding the importance of Conservation Communication and Storytelling”

  • Date and Time: 17th September 2022, 15:00 – 16:00 KST (1 hour)
  • Registration: link

Livestream on EAAFP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eaafp

Part 2. In-depth Workshop – “Conservation Communication and Conservation Storytelling”

  • Date and Time:
    • Day 1 – 17th September 2022, 17:00 – 19:00 KST
    • Day 2 – 18th September 2022, 15:00 – 17:00 KST (TBC)


Registration Deadline: 11th September 2022

Tool: Zoom

Target Audience: Young conservationists, green groups for youth, local and international NGOs staffs, university students


Eligibility for In-depth workshop:

  • Aged 18-29 (under 30 on the date of application)
  • Applicants with a nationality from EAA Flyway countries will be given priority to join
  • Applicants to the EAAFP Youth Think Tank Competition will be given priority to join


Important notice:

  • We are using Zoom for the webinars and workshop.
  • Please download the Zoom App (https://zoom.us/download) prior to the workshop.
  • Successful applicants to the In-depth workshop will receive a separate email for the Zoom link and workshop rundown.
  • It is a series of four workshops, only those who attend at least two In-depth workshops of the Youth Think Tank Competition Programme will receive a certificate of participation.




Mika Tan,
Coordinator of the ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Programme (AYBP)

Mika Tan has been working with youth in the environmental scene for the past decade. Her expertise lies in youth empowerment, urban biodiversity, systems thinking, capacity building, public speaking, and facilitation. Currently, she is the Coordinator of the ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Programme (AYBP) at the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, crafting training and mentorship programmes to empower youth in the region for the benefit of nature and people. Mika is also the Co-Founder of the Urban Biodiversity Hub (www.ubhub.org), leading a team to develop a global platform that accelerates the integration of nature-based solutions in urban planning. As an interdisciplinary thinker, Mika holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies (Conservation Biology) from Middlebury College, USA, and is an inaugural Middlebury Social Entrepreneurship Fellow and a Loke Cheng-Kim Scholar. If she’s not in front of her computer, Mika can often be found dancing, running, or exploring the outdoors.Connect with Mika at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikatan/.

Gab Mejia,
Conservation Photographer and National Geographic Explorer

Gab Mejia is a Filipino conservation photographer, environmental storyteller, and engineer. His work focuses on stories on the climate crisis, endangered wildlife, and the intersectionality of culture and the environment. He is a National Geographic Explorer, and an Emerging League Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers, and has published stories on National GeographicNikonWorld Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)ArtPartner, among other art and media platforms.He currently resides as a Board of Trustee for the World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines and continues to explore alternative narratives and depictions of the oneness of humanity with nature through stills, motion, and written word— hoping to gain a deeper understanding of our shared yet fractured relationship with nature (ourselves).

Milly Formby,
Zoologist, Pilot, Illustrator

Milly Formby is an Australian zoologist and recreational pilot first began learning to fly in 2016 to follow the shorebirds on migration.Milly also has a background in the arts and is illustrator of the Wing Threads children’s book, co-authored with Jackie Kerin, that was released in 2022.

Check more about Wings Threads: https://wingthreads.com/

Flying around in Australia with Microlight Milly: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDt3XOvAwPCsSjuOoEbFizg

In-depth Workshop

Lloyd Gofton,
Communications Coach at Conservation Careers

Lloyd Gofton has 25 years of communications experience built in the agency sector across public relations, social media, content marketing, digital marketing and strategy disciplines. During his career he has worked with a variety of brands including WWF, Greenpeace, RSPCA, O2, Virgin Atlantic, Samsung, Honda and Pizza Express as well as a range of challenger brands. Lloyd launched his first communications agency, Liberate Media, in 2006, which was one of the first in the UK to combine PR, social media and content marketing services, running campaigns globally. Today, Lloyd focuses on the conservation sector working for wildlife conservation and animal welfare organisations.

Know more about Conservation Careers: https://www.conservation-careers.com/

Malaika Vaz,
National Geographic Explorer & Founder, Untamed Planet

Malaika Vaz is a filmmaker, television presenter and National Geographic Explorer. She is the Founder and CEO of Untamed Planet – an award-winning production company focused on producing natural history, conservation and investigative TV series and feature documentaries for global broadcast. Malaika directs, produces and hosts films on subjects like wildlife trafficking, endangered species conservation and environmental equity for major networks including National Geographic, the BBC, Discovery Channel and Al Jazeera. She has served on the Expert Advisory Council for the Royal Foundation’s Earthshot Prize, is Brand Ambassador for the Global Peace Dividend Initiative, consultant on the Wildlife Trust of India’s Manta conservation initiative and frequently works on conservation and anti-trafficking initiatives with international and national conservation organizations.

Know more about Malaika: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/impact/article/malaika-vaz-explorer-story

Supporting Organizations

More information about the Youth Think Tank Competition for the EAA: https://eaaflyway.net/thinktankcompetition/

  • Playback of the previous workshops, click [here].

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