The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Executive Director Mithika Mwenda has been honoured by the Pan African Climate for his efforts in pushing for Climate Justice in Africa, for outstanding advocacy in the climate change discourse, and for being named among the world's 100 Most Influential People on Climate Justice.
Mr Mithika, who was just recently declared this year’s Earth Care award winner, was also praised in the African Parliament for the influence he, through PACJA, has achieved among the Civil Society Groups and empowering communities to see the opportunities in climate change.
While receiving his certificate, Mithika thanked the Pan African Parliament for acknowledging the work he and PACJA had done for the last 10 years.
“This, I must say, is not an honour to me as an individual, but an honour to the PACJA organisation for the effort we have made in our attempts to get climate justice,” he said.
He reminded the parliamentarians of some of the achievements PACJA had realised for the years it had been in existence. They included capacity building for the people who it has worked with to achieve the goals. He promised to do better, at least to have a positive impact, however small, on the future of the planet.
“In our lifetime deliver what it takes to leave the planet a better place for the future generations. Any small thing you do here will add to the history, and when the other generations come, they will remember that you tried, even if you did not succeed. The world will remember you for that, you will have left a mark,” said Mithika when he acknowledged the recognition yesterday.
Mithika will be receiving his prestigious Earth Care award in the United States in September. He was declared one of the World's 100 Most Influential People on Climate Justice by the Apolitical in March 2019.