The Africa Climate Ambassadors Programme provides an opportunity to galvanize Africa’s Climate Ambassadors to take action on climate change. It offers an opportunity to continental expert leaders, from a wide range of sectors to integrate insights on climate action opportunity discourse to their respective professions- e.g city planning, journalism, education, energy access etc and includes supporting a range of African voices to reshape the narrative on climate action through a Climate Ambassadors Program.
- What does climate change have to do with the future of architecture, Africa’s economic growth or unemployment on the continent?
- What opportunities do some of the young African leaders from across the continent see in the green economy?
- What does the energy transition mean for manufacturing on the continent?
The Ambassadors share their views on this and more, across a wide range of issues.
The program, initiated in December has so far attracted 16 climate ambassadors with diverse geographic and sectoral focus. All ambassadors, 56% of whom are female are accomplished careerists recognized as Tutu fellows. They work in a wide range of sectors including climate, agriculture, architecture, non-profit, finance, real-estate, journalism, civil society etc., and represent all parts of Africa based on their countries of origin/work.
- West Africa: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Mali
- Central Africa: Angola, Guinea
- East Africa: Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
- Southern Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe
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