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Executive Committee

Mithika Mwenda

Co-Founder and current Executive Director the Civil Society network,  Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda has extensively worked in climate change policy advocacy having worked previously as the Climate Change Officer with the All Africa Conference of Churches and Climate Network Africa.

Before this, he worked and volunteered in numerous Governance/human rights and Democracy organizations in Kenya that opened democratic space and respect for human rights. His leadership skills were honed at Moi University where he was the Vice-Chairman for the Student Union.

Mithika has a Master of Science in Public Policy Analysis from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya, Bachelors degree in Education (English Literature) from Moi University in Kenya and Post-graduate training on Globalisation and Social Transformation from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. 

The University of Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa, one of the most prestigious centres of excellence in the World, granted him a scholarship to pursue studies on research.

He is widely published and has travelled widely to offer motivational speeches to many countries and institutions in the world. 

He was a Co-Convener of the National Convention Executive Council in 2000s, which premiered and spearheaded the agitation for the new constitution, 2010. He has founded several community-based initiatives which have transformed peoples lives.

As a human rights crusader, Mzalendo has been at the forefront of the so-called second liberation. He has suffered under ruthless law enforcement officers, where he has won several cases against the state once incarcerated. See this link http://www.ogiek.org/news/news-post-05-06-7.htm

A French Magazine named him one of the 50 most Influential people in Africa in 2015 due to his work on environment, where he represents Africa in several institutions, including the World Bank, African Union, UN, etc.

A Swedish organization, Diakonia, named him one of change makers in its work in 2014 due to the role he played in founding PACJA, which has emerged as the most influential organisations in the world.

Augustine B Njamnshi

Augustine B Njamnshi is a Lawyer with 23 years of environmental policy and governance advocacy in Cameroon and the Central African sub-region. He has long experience in legislative and policy drafting in the areas of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing, Biosafety, Biosecurity, Access to Environmental Information and Public Participation in decision making. Augustine has also held and continues to hold several elected positions representing African Civil Society of the environment sector at the international level.

He has been the Co-Founder and  Pioneer Chair of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance 2008-2012 and UNEP Major Groups Representative for Africa 2010-2012, the African Civil Society Representative on the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility as well as the Carbon Fund 2012-2016. Currently he holds the positions of Executive Secretary at the Bioresources Development and Conservation Cameroon, The Francophone African Coordinator of The Access Initiative, The Chair of Political and Technical Affairs of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and the Coordinator of the African Coalition for Renewable Energy and Access (ACSEA).

Tracy Sonny

Tracy Sonny is an Environment and Social Expert with seven years’ experience in the Energy, Gender and Climate Change sectors. She is currently the National Coordinator of Botswana Climate Change Network and UNEP Regional Representative for Major Groups and Stakeholders. She has regional and international experience in energy and climate change policy review, UNFCCC negotiation processes, natural resource management, energy integration, socio-economic analysis, strategy development, project development and management, capacity building, public campaign and mobilization.

She is an experienced communicator, facilitator, trainer and a team player with a track record in developing, managing and motivating others to achieve targets. She is a proactive and innovative individual with a logical approach to challenges, perform effectively even within a highly pressurized working environment.I am an active member of energy and climate change working groups for SADC, UNECA, UNDP Botswana and a Research Fellow at University of Capetown and S. N. D. T. Women's University (SNDTWU) in Mumbai, India.

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John Bonds Bideri

John Bonds Bideri is a Rwandese with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture from the Martyrs’ University in Uganda and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in International Development and Public Administration (MIDA) with the Andrews University (USA) and with various other qualifications and trainings.

Bideri has over 30 years’ experience first as a Secondary School Teacher, an Instructor and Vice Principal of the Limuru Boys Centre, a Training Officer with the Hanns Seidel Foundation attached to Kenya National Farmers Union and Later Kenya Small Scale Farmers Association, an Executive Director of Rwanda Rural Rehabilitation Initiative (RWARRI). He has been working in this position for the last 20 years.

He has also served in different boards, among them as Chairman of Work Force Development Authority (WDA) a Government of Rwanda institution responsible for the promotion of Technical and Vocational training in the country (2010), Chairman of Participatory Ecological Land use Management (PELUM) organization operating in 10 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa with the head office in Lusaka, Zambia (2008), and as a co-chair of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).

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Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is an indigenous woman from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad. She is a Coordinator of the Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad (AFPAT), a community based organization.  Hindou is a member of the Executive committee of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC), in which she is a representative of the Congo Basin Region, with a background in indigenous peoples' rights and environment protection with the three Rio Conventions. She has written numerous publications, consultation, articles and documents on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification.

Hindou is expert in adaptation and mitigation of Indigenous peoples on Climate Change, traditional knowledge on the adaptation of pastoralists in Africa, and an expert on women and climate change in Africa. She is also a Policy board Member of the United Nations - Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP) and the Reseau Climate & Development and RPP Chad National committee. She is the chair of recruitment and Co-Chair of the Pan-African Alliance Climate Justice (PACJA). She has organised four International workshops over the last three years on Sciences knowledge and traditional knowledge. She is fluent in French, English and Arabic. 

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Florence Naggirinya Ssebbowa Kasule

Florence Naggirinya Ssebbowa Kasule is a Ugandan Development Economist with a Master’s degree in Development studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Economics.  She has also acquired a number of certificates and is a Trained Trainer in a number of areas. She is the current Chairperson for the Network of African Business Women Uganda Chapter (NABW-U) an affiliate of the Graca Machael Trust.

Florence is the Country Contact Person and Continental Executive Board member for the Pan African Climate justice Alliance (PACJA) and a member of the Global women’s Group on the Global Civil Society’s Participation in Development Effectiveness, (CPDE).

She is a Commissioner in the Ministry of Trade, Cooperatives and Markets in the Kingdom of Buganda, the Executive Director and founder of  FOODNET- Uganda, and is the Chairperson for the Catholic Women’s Guild Kiwatule Catholic Parish – Ntinda, Kampala.

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