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Isingizwe Sandra, Rwanda

Tell us about yourself: My name is Isingizwe Sandra, a young Rwandan female holding a Bachelor’s degree in Water and Environmental Engineering since 2018. I began my professional work in the environment protection and climate change sector when I started working in a youth-led nonprofit organization The Green Protector. Where I work in giving my contribution in climate change and environment protection education and raising awareness by involving the community in the issues through sharing and learning from each other, finding solutions adaptable to our lifestyles in respect of the climate change crisis, not forgetting children giving them the right simple fundamental keys to protect our common home. I am motivated by wanting to see a better world than today, and also wanting to show that young people are capable and can also contribute in man ways to make the change we all are striving for.

What did you do with the JWH grant? The grant helped in participating for my first time in the UNFCCC negotiations, where i followed the article 12 of the UNFCCC, Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE).

What has the leadership development program brought you? The JWH grant brought me knowledge about climate change diplomacy, increased my writing and speaking skills and helped me make connections with some negotiators including but not limited to Action for Climate Empowerment(ACE), technology development and transfer and capacity building negotiators.

What is your dream? Become the youngest national focal point for Action for Climate Empowerment article 12 of the UNFCCC.