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Meet Adenike Titilope Oladosu, a climate justice activist and eco-reporter

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Meet Adenike Titilope Oladosu, a climate justice activist and eco-reporter

Hello readers,

Welcome to #Women4theClimate on CleanbuildVoices!

It’s another day to spotlight our women in climate.

Today, we’re bringing to center stage our Woman Crush Wednesday (WCW) Adenike Titilope Oladosu, a Nigerian eco- feminist, climate justice activist, and eco-reporter.

Born in 1994, Oladosu is from Ogbomosho town in Oyo State. She received her early schooling at Government Secondary School Gwagwalada Abuja and then went on to the University of Agriculture, Markurdi, where she graduated with honors in Agricultural Economics.

Having witnessed the impacts of climate change on farmers and herders who were at a loss due to severe droughts and excessive flooding, Adenike’s interest in the climate was piqued. From then on, she began organizing climate advocacy initiatives.

Passionate about ensuring climate justice for all, she is committed to increasing youth participation in climate action by providing climate education and creating awareness about the importance of women’s environmental rights.

She is the founder of I Lead Climate, a youth-led initiative that raises awareness about climate change-related issues in conflict zones and African civilizations in order to promote climate action. She believes that the best way to ensure a safe world in a fast-changing environment is to work together. I Lead Climate is a pan-African movement that promotes climate action at the grassroots level.

Her rapidly expanding effort arose from her observations of farmers and herders fighting for life due to a lack of supplies, but it also opened her eyes to the far-reaching implications of climate change.

So far, Adenike has been able to mobilize and teach over 15,000 people in various sections of the state about grassroots climate action.

Her efforts have been recognized on a global scale, with multiple prizes for her work in the battle against climate change. She was named one of Amnesty International’s 22 different voices to follow on Twitter for Earth Day, and she is the 15th ambassador of the African Youth Climate Hub.

She became a member of the Fridays For Future campaign of which she is the initiator in Nigeria after reading the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.

Adenike also received the Amnesty International Nigeria Ambassador of Conscience Award in 2019 and addressed it to international leaders at the UN Youth Climate Summit.

She and Greta Thunberg attended the 2019 Climate Change Conference in Madrid, where she brought international leaders’ attention to the Nigerian and African climate movements.

Adenike was also named one of three young black climate justice activists in Africa working to tackle climate change by Greenpeace UK for UK Black History Month, alongside Vanessa Nakate and Elizabeth Wathuti, and in December 2019, she participated the COP25 meeting in Spain as a Nigerian youth representative, where she gave a powerful speech about climate change in Africa and how it affects people’s lives.

Featured Image: Adenike Titilope Oladosu, Founder of I Lead Climate 

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