Oladosu Adenike


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Key Takeaways:

Started the Lead Climate movement and is working with other groups on nine pillars to restore Lake Chad, which has declined by 90% since the 1960s; 10.7 million people have been displaced and 30 million people depend on Lake Chad for their livelihoods have been impacted. This hits regional peace, food security, economic livelihoods, women’s lives and more.

Started Fridays for Future movement in Nigeria – the first in Africa – because young people feel that what needs to be done isn’t being accomplished; they have to raise their voice for themselves and the next generation; we know this is a crisis and that’s why we have to keep raising our voices

A green recovery is the only way we can come out of this crisis stronger; if we don’t take a green recovery path, we’ll lose the ground we’ve made on climate change

It’s important to stay safe and stay protected for your family and your community; Oladosu is making nose masks and giving them out for free to help the local community avoid a second wave of transmissions; ‘You’re not safe if one person in your community is infected because it can lead to mass transmission, so I’m trying to do my part.’

COP25 in Madrid was a great experience to come together with people from around the world and be the voice for Nigeria around climate action and climate finance to ensure action can follow promises

Links:

Website: http://womenandcrisis.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_ecofeminist / https://twitter.com/LeadClimate
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/an_ecofeminist/


Oladosu Adenike, who calls herself an eco-feminist is passionate about youth involvement in climate education; and the importance of women’s rights which she links with environmental rights. Born in Nigeria, Adenike earned a first-class degree in Agricultural Economics. The founder of Lead Climate movement for peace-building , security and equality in Africa; particularly in the Lake Chad region. Campaigning for green recovery in post COVID-19 and green recovery.

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