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The Awardees are more than honorees; they are the embodiment of Africa’s potential for environmental resilience, social progress, and economic prosperity.

Monday November 6, 2023-{HMC} H.E. Amb. Khadija Almakhzoumi, MP Honourable Amb. Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi is minister of Environment and Climate Change, Republic of Somalia.

Previously Somalia’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Iraq, and a political advisor to the Arab League, a senior political advisor to the Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a counsellor at the Somali embassy in Malaysia. As Minister of environment she has rapidly initiated and implemented innovative environmental policies, strategies, laws, and regulations with tangible impacts in disaster risk reduction, response, and community resilience all delivering and accelerating Africa’s sustainable development priorities.

Under her leadership Somalia recently launched the Great Green Wall initiative within the framework of the Somalia green initiative.

Hon Commissioner Mobolaji Ogunlende

A Visionary Leader Making a Difference

Mobolaji Ogunlende, an accomplished professional in the Oil and Gas sector, holds key positions in Nigeria and abroad. With degrees from prestigious institutions, including the University of Leicester and the University of Aberdeen, he’s known for his visionary leadership.

In 2016, Mobolaji founded the R.A.K Development Foundation, addressing 15 out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. His humanitarian service has garnered international recognition.

As the Special Adviser on Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations to the Lagos State Governor, Mobolaji has made a significant impact. He’s known for empowering others and has earned several accolades, including the Pan-African Exemplary Leadership Award of Excellence.

Beyond his professional achievements, Mobolaji’s philanthropic efforts are commendable. Notable projects include partnering with Victim Support Fund’s Covid-19 Emergency Intervention Fund and establishing the first-ever recycling plant in Badagry, Lagos State.

Mobolaji Ogunlende continues to shape a brighter future as the Honorable Commissioner for Youth and Social Development in Lagos State.

Mobolaji Ogunlende: Leading with Vision and Impact.

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His Excellency Mohammed Umaru Bago Governor, Niger State

H.E Mohammed Umaru Bago, the Niger State Governor was selected under the platform of APC in 2023 general elections. The Minna-born politician is from the Masaba royal family of Bida and the Jantabo royal family of Lapai and he was born on 22nd February, 1974.

He represented Chachanga Federal Constituency as a three-time Member of House of Representatives of Nigeria. He contested for Speaker in the 9th National Assembly and he came second to become the Chairman House Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa.

Hon. Bago holds BSc in Political Science, PGD in Management, MBA in Economics, and MSc in Finance. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of Cambridge University, United Kingdom in 2014.

He is a Certified Management Specialist with Distinction in Time Management from the London Graduate School in 2020, and a recipient of Honorary Doctorate (Honoris Causa) and Fellow of Humanity and Political Economy, African School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Abuja in conjunction with ESTAM University of Benin in 2021.

Hon. Bago is married to Hajiya Fatima and they are blessed with children.

Maxamed Umaru Bago oo ka mid dadka u sharraxan billadda

Mr. Harsen Nyambe- Director

Mr. Harsen Nyambe Director, Directorate of Sustainable Environment, and Blue Economy, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. A Sustainable development and environmental resilience enthusiast with great track record in promoting policies critical to Africa’s socioeconomic development sectors such as agriculture, blue economy, disaster risk reduction, energy, biodiversity including forestry, health, infrastructure and actions core to Africa’s effort to save lives and property, secure livelihoods and build resilience to the effects of climate change and achieving sustainable development towards attaining agenda 2063 aspirations (The Africa we Want).

As director of the directorate, his leadership efforts have led to the successful organization of the First Africa Climate Summit held in Nairobi 2023, the Adoption of the African Union Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022-2032), African Union Green Recovery Action Plan, Integrated launch of African Strategy on Meteorology, Weather and Climate, The Great Green Wall Strategy and Action Plan (Draft), African Union Circular Economy Action Plan (Draft), enhancing Priorities around Nature based solutions – with a focus on Biodiversity, Domestication and operationalisation of the Africa Blue Economy Strategy, and the Establishment of the Africa Multi-Hazard Early Warning Situation Room among others.

Harsen Nyambe, waa Madaxa Qaybta Guddiga Midowga Afrika ee Deegaanka.

Thandie Mwape Villadsen
Thandie Mwape Villadsen is a Zambian National with global experience in international and development affairs spanning 20 years in Africa, Asia, Europe and Americas with the United Nations and Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. She is the Regional Humanitarian Diplomacy Coordinator (Africa Region) for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and is a lead policy advisor on climate change, ecosystem management, and related fields in disaster risk reduction and compounding risks in Africa (food security, migration, conflict, water security).

Thandie has a strong track record in advocacy, particularly on ensuring community voices are brought into mainstream policy dialogues, advocacy on access to climate finance for impact in most vulnerable communities; brokering partnerships with water as a central theme – e.g., connecting long-term water dialogues to the humanitarian field; engaging local communities, women & youth in adaptation initiatives; leading research on responsible investments, and leading high level advocacy engaging governments, private sector, academia and community voices on integrated approaches to building resilience and sustainable development. Thandie has situated the humanitarian agenda with UNFCCC Africa Group of Negotiators and currently seconded to UNFCCC COP28 Presidency as Senior Specialist, Fragility to support the Relief, Recovery and Peace thematic.

Thandie has a passion to see societal change driven by local people at the fore front of climate change/environmental degradation impacts. She is also founding member of the UNEP-led Network of African Women Environmentalists (NAWE); and is an elected Member of the Board of Directors at the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA).

Thandie holds two Master of Art degrees – MA Global Diplomacy with University of London/ SOAS; MA Leading Innovation and Change from York St John University in England. She has an advanced certificate in International Humanitarian Law with Harvard University and earlier trained as a Journalist at Evelyn Hone College in Zambia.

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