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Meet Wanjuhi Njoroge, the Kenyan climate activist and entrepreneur

Wanjuhi Njoroge

Meet Wanjuhi Njoroge, the Kenyan climate activist and entrepreneur

Hello readers,

It is another exciting day on #cleanbuildvoices!

In today’s edition of our #Women4theClimate, we introduce Wanjuhi Njoroge, a climate activist, and entrepreneur.

Born in 1989 and raised in Kabaru Kenya, Njoroge studied Sociology and Communication at the University of Nairobi, she was later awarded a Diploma in Business Information Technology from Strathmore University. She is the founder and CEO of Nelig Group and the non-profit RootEd.

She is affiliated with the World Economic Forum, both as a member of its Global shaper community and as the leader of the Nairobi group, and has held a number of roles where she has worked to reduce inequality, including her role as a vital voices fellow.

She has also engaged with the World Economic Forum, both as a participant of its Global shaper community, the leader of the Nairobi group, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s team executing the Internet for All Project.

Wanjuhi believes that in order to tackle climate change, everyone has to be consciously involved.

Educating and raising community awareness, as well as seeking out women’s understanding of climate issues, are both untapped resources.

Demonstrating her passion for her community, Wanjuhi founded a library in her village in 2017 to help local farmers transition to more sustainable farming practices.

She joined the Kenyan national branch of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) in 2019, an action-oriented movement of African women leaders working to address the continent’s sustainable peace, security, and development concerns.

Since 2015, Wanjuhi has been in charge of community development projects. In 2020, she founded People Planet Africa, a company that helps businesses, governments, and communities prioritize the environment.

She was one of the young people chosen to participate in the annual International Youth Day ( IYD). The platform allows mainstream young people to celebrate their voices, activities, projects, and equitable involvement in the pursuit of a peaceful world through conflict resolution and prevention.

She is also among the young African leaders chosen for the critical need for transformative action in research, training, and policy agendas that address Africa’s planetary health and environmental concerns.

In her words: “Climate change and gender are inextricably linked since women are disproportionately affected by environmental disasters and extreme weather events”.

She noted that climate change is one of the most pressing concerns facing the world today, confirming that nature is vengeful and harsh and that Kenya’s constitution guarantees the right to clean air and environmental protection for present and future generations.

According to her, Kenya has a number of climates change NDC obligations, it is the only African country with a climate change act that has never been implemented.

There you have it, Wanjuhi Njoroge is a voice calling on other voices to join the climate action to save our planet. Join the climate action and help reduce the negative impact on the planet.

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