Joanita Babirye

Uganda

Tell us about yourself: Joanita Babirye is a Co-founder at Girls For Climate Action, a movement that is putting young women and girls at the forefront of climate action. She also trains young greenpreneurs to start green innovations and scale. She serves as the UN Women youth Action Coalition leader under Generation Equality on Feminist Action For Climate Justice and at the same time advocates for Youth inclusion in the climate policies and action planning for her country and on the continent. Joanita is an ardent climate justice advocate and also serves as an ambassador at the Africa Youth Climate Hub.

What did you do with the JWH grant? Pursuing a Masters of Science in Environment and Natural Resources at Makerere University.

What has the leadership development program brought you? More knowledge about climate science, natural resources conservation and governance. This contributes to my ability to defend the environment and people.

What is your dream? A world where the voices of the marginalized actively inform policy, decision making and action.

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