The African Climate Conversation features the views of Africa’s leading thinkers on the climate emergency, including entrepreneurs and business leaders, economists, scientists, academia, environmental policymakers, NGOs, and civil society.


Abou Bamba

Chair, UNCCD COP15 Organizing Committee

Professor Anthony Okon Nyong

Senior Director and African Regional Director, Global Center on Adaptation

Antonio M.A. Pedro

Acting Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

Anzetse Were

Development Economist

Professor Carlos Lopes

Development Economist

Evelyne Batamuliza

Executive Board Member, Adaptation Benefits Mechanism

Habiba Ahut Daggash

Associate, RMI

Ineza Umuhoza Grace

Founder, The Green Protector

James Mwangi

Founder, Climate Action Platform for Africa

Joel Nana

Project Manager, Sustainable Energy Africa

Liberatha Kawamala

Founder, Libe Green Innovation

Dr. Michael Addaney

Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Planning, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana

Mmabatho Motsamai

Founder, The Afrolutionist

Dr. Mo Ibrahim

Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Mugwe Manga

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Olsuswa Energy Limited

Musonda Kapena

Chief Executive Officer, The Namfumu Conservation Trust

Naomi Kioi

General Manager - Global Marketing and Digital Business, Sun King

Oscar Njuguna

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Nairobi International Financial Centre

Richard Kiplagat

Chair of the Advocacy Taskforce, African Hydrogen Partnership

Rose Mutiso

Research Director, The Energy for Growth Hub

Strive Masiyiwa

Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet Group

Tshepidi Moremong

Chief Operating Officer, Africa50

H.E. Wamkele Mene

Secretary-General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat

William Asiko

Vice President and Managing Director, Africa Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation