PACJA Executive Director honoured again
The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Executive Director Mithika Mwenda has been recognised by a higher institution of learning following the resolve he has made and the contribution towards the achievement of climate justice.
Mithika was received the Honorary Causa Donor in Public Administration at the Commonwealth University in London. The year 2019 has been a productive one for Mithika, with recognitions from several organisations. In March this year, Mithika was named one of the world’s top 100 most influential people on Climate justice.
In June, he was named this year’s Earth Care Award winner, a feat he celebrated in San Fransisco, United States later in September. Still, the Pan African Parliament in August lauded Mithika for his efforts in fighting for climate justice and encouraged him to continue dedicating himself to saving the biodiversity, a job he has done with PACJA for more than 10 years now.
Mithika, an enthusiastic climate justice champion is currently in Durban, South Africa, where he and other civil society organisations are busy agreeing on a common stand on the environmental concerns that will be discussed in this year’s African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) that begins on Monday next week, till November 15th. Among the issues being addressed in the pre-AMCEN are just transition from fossil fuel to clean and renewable energy, as well as the Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
Following his latest feat, Mithika, who is still pursuing his PhD with the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, has since received congratulatory messages from his PACJA co-founder Augustine Njamnshi, the organisation’s Head of Programmes Salina Sanou, and a host of other partners and colleagues, all who encourage him in the fight for climate justice.