Meet Aliyu Umar Sadiq

Meet Aliyu Umar Sadiq

Aliyu Umar Sadiq Nigeria Environment and Development Professional 2. When were you introduced to the concept of climate change? 2015 3. How has climate change impacted you and your community? I grew up in a community that was constantly being flooded and unfortunately, people were persistently losing their farm produce while the homes of others…

Meet Cinderella Ndlovu

Meet Cinderella Ndlovu

Cinderella Ndlovu, a dedicated Climate Reality Leader from Zimbabwe, has taken a powerful step towards environmental education by conducting a comprehensive Climate Change learning program across four schools in Bulawayo. The participating schools, namely Lotshe, Thembiso, Percy, and Josiah Primary Schools, have all been engaged in this transformative initiative, targeting students from grades 5 and…

Meet Nada & Nour

Meet Nada & Nour

Twins for Climate by Raeesah Chandlay In 2018, twin sisters Nour and Nada Hazem were about to embark on their studies at Alexandria University. While scrolling through her Instagram feed, Nour came across a perturbed Antonio Guterres. The Secretary-General of the United Nations warned of a Climate Emergency while standing in the middle of the…

Get to know Hassan Yasin

Get to know Hassan Yasin

AFRICAN VOICES FOR AFRICA’S FUTURE Name and Surname: Hassan YasinCountry of Origin: SomaliOccupation: Vice-chairperson at Somali Greenpeace AssociationYear of Climate Reality Leadership Corps training: 2020 When were you introduced to the concept of climate change? 2017 How has climate change impacted you and your community? Climate change has impacted my community and me by causing…

Get to know Zumji Dechi

Get to know Zumji Dechi

AFRICAN VOICES FOR AFRICA’S FUTURE Name and surname: Zumji Mark John DechiCountry of origin: NigeriaOccupation: EconomistYear of Climate Reality Leadership Corps training: 2020 When were you introduced to the concept of climate change? I was introduced to the concept of climate change in high school, way back in 2000. How has climate change impacted you…

Meet Gerald Esemonu

Meet Gerald Esemonu

Translating Awareness into Action By Nosiphelo Nikani Meet Gerald Esemonu, a Climate Reality Leader based in Nigeria, with a multifaceted career and full of enthusiasm for working with the youth in schools. Gerald began his career in the classroom as he saw an opportunity to demonstrate his love for knowledge transfer, mentorship, and inspiring young…

Get to know Uyapo Majahana

Get to know Uyapo Majahana

AFRICAN VOICES FOR AFRICA’S FUTURE Name and Surname: Uyapo MajahanaCountry of Origin: ZimbabweOccupation: Multimedia Environmental Science JournalistYear of Climate Reality Leadership Corps training: 2020 When were you introduced to the concept of climate change? I first stumbled upon the concept in 2014 at university. Still, initially, I did not realise the depth of its interlink…

Meet Jack Mazingira

Meet Jack Mazingira

Creating Impact with Small Acts Every Day by Nosiphelo Nikani According to a Mail & Guardian article published in 2019, only 58% of Africans have heard the term “climate change”, while four in ten Africans have never heard the term before. Jack Mazingira, Founder of a community-based organisation located in the slums of Nairobi called…

Meet Naphtali Akudung

Meet Naphtali Akudung

The Climate Guy by Raeesah Chandlay Growing up in Richa village in Bokkos, Nigeria, Naphtali recalls waking up in the early hours of the morning to the sounds of chirping birds and nature. He was already aware that those sounds may soon disappear as development had begun its encroachment into rural spaces. The realisation sunk…