Working to Save the Planet:

A Directory of African Ecofeminists, Climate and Environmental Justice Experts

African women and gender diverse persons do inspirational work every day and it is imperative to make recognition of their continuous contribution in the pursuit of gender equality. This directory has been created as an immediate entry point to easily locate and draw on the work of African women and gender diverse persons working in the area of climate and environmental justice. It is hoped that this platform will act as a space where a community of African women and gender diverse persons working on these issues can find each other and that it will create a more structured base upon which to build a robust field of feminist climate and environmental justice actors across the continent.

Elizabeth Gulugulu

Expertise: Environmental scientist and climate activist

Zimbabwe

Elizabeth Wathuti

Expertise: Environment and Climate Activist

Kenya

Leah Wanambwa Naess

Expertise: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Policymaker

Kenya

Tracy Kajumba

Expertise:Gender mainstreaming into climate change and governance programs

Uganda

Ineza Umuhoza Grace

Expertise: Ecofeminist

Rwanda

Medhin Fissha Mekonnen

Expertise: Environmental Economics, resilience building, climate finance, financial inclusion

Ethiopia

Damilola Ogunbiyi

Expertise: Renewable energy

Nigeria

Adenike Oladuso

Expertise: Climate activist, ecofeminism, peace and conflict

Nigeria

Makoma Lekalakala

Expertise: Social-economic environmental activist

South Africa

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Expertise:Environmental activist, geographer, Indigenous climate knowledge advocacy.

Chad

Patricia Kombo

Expertise: Climate activist

Kenya

Nisreen Elsaim

Expertise: Climate Activist

Sudan

Fatima Jibrell

Expertise: Environmental activist

 

Somalia

Fatou Jeng

Expertise: Climate activist , Conservation

 

Gambia

Kaossara Sani

Expertise: Climate justice activist

 

Togo

Vanessa Nakate

Expertise: Climate activist

 

Uganda

Leah Namugerwa

Expertise: Climate activist

 

Uganda

Hilda Flavia Nakabuye

Expertise: Climate activist

 

Uganda

Rose Mutiso

Expertise: Materials scientist, Energy expert

 

Kenya

Wanjira Mathai

Expertise: Environmental activist

 

Kenya

Dorothy Nalubega

Expertise: Environmentalist, Politics, Advocacy

 

Uganda

Sheona Shackleton

Expertise: Academic researcher

 

South Africa

Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi

Expertise: Conservationist ,Agriculture, Climate Change Mitigation

 

Uganda

Claire Nasike Akello

Expertise: Environmental activist

 

Kenya

Masego Madzwamuse

Expertise: Climate change adaptation, natural resource management

 

South Africa

Birguy Lamizana-Diallo

Expertise: Ecosystem and water resource management

 

Burkina Faso

Tatenda Muponde

Expertise: Environmental law

 

South Africa

Akefetey Ephraim Mamo

Expertise: Researcher, Agroforestry, Climate change adaptation

 

Ethiopia

Dr. Vera Songwe

Expertise: Climate Policy, Macroeconomics

 

 

Cameroon

Hanna Kidane

Expertise: Climate justice activist

Ethiopia

Winnie Cheche

Expertise: Climate activist

 

Kenya

Chido Nyaruwata

Expertise: Climate Action Researcher

 

 

 Zimbabwe

Immaculate Akello

Expertise: Lawyer, Climate Activist

Uganda

Wanjuhi Njoroge

Expertise: Climate Activist

Kenya

Ayakha Melithafa

Expertise: Climate activist

South Africa

Yola Mgogwana

Expertise: Climate Activist

South Africa

Khayaat Fakier

Expertise: Academic researcher, Ecofeminism

South Africa

Dr. Constantia Musvoto

Expertise: Academic researcher, Agriculture

South Africa

Gloria Majiga-Kamoto

Expertise: Environmental activist

 

Malawi

Ruth Nyambura

Expertise: Ecofeminism

Kenya

Liberatha Kawamala

Expertise: Eco-activist

 

 

Tanzania

Amé Rébecca Guelly

Expertise: Climate and Sustainability Expert

Togo

Adele Boadzo

Expertise: Clean energy activist

South Africa

Portia Adu-Mensah

Expertise: Environmental activist

 

Ghana

Amina Idan Paul

Expertise: Engineer, Energy and sustainable development specialist

Djibouti

Catherine Nakalembe

Expertise: Artificial Intelligence, Food security

 

 

Adelina Maria Mensah

Expertise: Academic

 

 

Fahiima Cabdi

Expertise: Environmentalist and Climate Change Justice Advocate Contact

Somalia

Malavika Vyawahare

Expertise: Environmental journalist

Madagascar

Faaiqa Hartley

Expertise: Economist

South Africa

Thandile Chinyavanhu

Expertise: Climate and Energy Campaigner

 

South Africa

Dr Rondrotiana Barimalala

Expertise: Researcher

Madagascar

Dr Mary-Jane Bopape

Expertise: Researcher – Atmospheric Science

South Africa

Credo Kasemiire

Expertise: Engineer

Uganda

Dr. Asanterabi Lowassa

Expertise: Academic

 

Tanzania

Rebecca Wanjiku Kariuki

Expertise: Researcher, Ecology, Natural Resource Management

Kenya

Dr. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza

Expertise: Academic Researcher, Sustainable Land Management

 

Nigeria

Prof. Loretta Feris

Expertise: Environmental Law Professor

South Africa

Lucy Mulenkei

Expertise: Indigenous rights activist

 

Kenya

Olivia Livingstone

Expertise: Marine Conservationist

Liberia

Lebogang Matlakala

Expertise: Oceanographer

South Africa

Dr. Juliet Karisa

Expertise: Marine Ecologist and Conservationist

 

 

Kenya

Roseline Isata Mansaray

Expertise: Climate and Environmental Activist

 

Sierra Leone

Dr. Lulu Kaaya

Expertise: Marine Scientist

 

Kenya

Anisa Bek Derna

Expertise: Youth climate activist

 

 

Libya

Kgaugelo Chiloane

Expertise: Climate Scientist

 

 

South Africa

Ndoni Mcunu

Expertise: Climate Scientist

 

South Africa

Evelyn Acham

Expertise: Climate Justice Activist

 

Uganda

Ina Maria Shikongo

Expertise: Climate Justice Activist , Artist

Namibia

Agharese Lucia Ojelede

Expertise: Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Consultant

Nigeria

Adjany Costa

Expertise: Marine Biologist and Conservationist

South Africa

Evelyn Acham

Expertise: Climate Justice Activist

 

Angola

Erica Tavares

Expertise: Ecologist

Angola

Simangele Msweli

Expertise: Biodiversity

South Africa

Dr. Stella Kabiri-Marial

Expertise: Production Ecology and Resource Conservation Researcher

Uganda

Nancy Iraba

Expertise: Marine Scientist

Tanzania

Dr. Asanda Benya

Expertise: Extractives

Trusha Reddy

Expertise: Climate Finance, Energy

South Africa

Veronica E Manga

Expertise: Solid Waste Management

Cameroon

Ada Na’Bila Acobta

Expertise: Researcher

Cameroon

Charity Nyelele

Expertise: Researcher

South Africa

Tuyeni Heita Mwampamba

Expertise: Conservation scientist, Ecologist

Tanzania

Fatima Parker-Allie

Expertise: Marine Biodiversity

South Africa

Benis N Egoh

Expertise: Ecosystem Services, Resilience, Socio-ecological systems

Nigeria

Malebajoa Anicia Maoela

Expertise: Biodiversity and conservation , conservation ecology

Lesotho

Racheal Changoja

Expertise: Extractives Activist

Tanzania

Phyllis Omido

Expertise: Social Justice Activist

Kenya

Hanitra Markolf Rakotonirina

Expertise: Conservation biologist

Madagascar

Ikal Angelei

Expertise: Environmental Activist

Kenya

Dr. Balgis Osman-Elasha

Expertise: Biodiversity / Nature Conservation, Climate Change

Sudan

Charity Migwi

Expertise: Environmental and climate activist

Kenya

Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

Expertise: Conservation

Uganda

Chandapiwa Molefe

Expertise : Environmental Scientist

Botswana

Omagano Shooya

Expertise: Climate Researcher

Namibia

Raabia Hawa

Expertise: Conservationist

Kenya

Evelyne Batamuliza

Expertise: Climate Change Finance And Gender

Rwanda

Dr. Stellah Mukhovi

Kenya

Dr.Olufunke Cofie

Expertise: Water, Land and Ecosystems

Nigeria

Dr.Josiane Nikiema

Expertise: Environmental scientist, Pollution

Ghana

Rahma Ayadi

Expertise: Environmental Scientist: Water Resources Management, Wastewater Management

Tunisia

Rim Trabelsi

Expertise: Environmental Geology, Water Resources Management

Tunisia

Emna Fourati

Expertise: Environmental Scientist: Environmental pollution, heavy metal toxicity

Tunisia

Soumaya Zaddem

Expertise: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction

Tunisia

Abir Ben Romdhane

Expertise: Geologist, Natural Resources Management

Tunisia

Beatrice Phiri

Expertise: Climate Activist

Zambia

Precious Kalombwana

Expertise: Climate Activist

Zambia

Inonge Sakala

Expertise: Climate Justice Activist

Zambia

Chimunya Mutombo

Expertise: Climate Activist

Zambia

Nachilala Nkombo

Expertise: Climate Policy

Zambia

Beenzu M Muzyamba

Expertise: Climate Justice Activist

Zambia