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…

Meet Risper Asembo

Meet Risper Asembo

At the Forefront by Raeesah Chandlay For many of us, the effects of the climate crises are still seen as a distant catastrophe waiting to happen. But this Climate Leader has been at its epicentre for as long as she can remember. Risper grew up in the flood-prone Budalang’i Constituency in western Kenya. Life in…

Meet Climate Reality Leader – Ewi Stephanie Lamma

Meet Climate Reality Leader – Ewi Stephanie Lamma

Name and Surname: EWI STEPHANIE LAMMACountry Of Origin: CAMEROONOccupation: COMMUNITY WORKER When were you introduced to the concept of climate change?In 2013 How has climate change impacted you and your community? Among the many challenges my community has faced as a result of climate change is food insecurity. In 2015, there was an outbreak of…