Witnessing the destructive effects of global warming in her own community propelled Vanessa to become the first climate striker in Uganda at just twenty-one years old. Join us for this inspirational insight into Vanessa’s journey to becoming a leading climate justice activist, her motivations, and her tips for people around the world – we can all do something.
Vanessa Nakate is a Ugandan climate justice activist. Inspired by Greta Thunberg to start her own climate movement in Uganda, Vanessa began a solitary strike against inaction on the climate crisis in January 2019. Vanessa founded Youth for Future Africa and the Africa-based Rise Up Movement. She has spoken at COP25 in Spain 2019, attended the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2020, and was mentioned among the most influential young Africans in 2020 by YouthLead. Her book, A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis was released on 2nd November 2021.
Watch Vanessa’s keynote speech at Youth4Climate in Milan pre COP26 here.
We’re giving away three copies of Vanessa’s book A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis to three lucky winners in our Great Book Giveaway! By registering and attending this session, you’ll be automatically entered into the prize draw!