Doha Debates honors the world’s top young climate activists

Doha debates has honored the world’s top young climate activists from Africa for making a difference through their work. The honorees were five young men and women from African Nations.

Doha Debates is a top media organization that engages people in conversations about global issues through films, podcasts, debates, and videos.

The media organization has a mission of featuring and celebrating climate activists and innovators whose vision and work inspire hope and real change. 

Doha Debates is a production of the Qatar Foundation, a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development.

The unveiled list of the new world’s top young climate activists includes; Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi (Nigeria), Shaama Sandooyea (Mauritius), Nyombi Morris (Uganda), Marie Christina Kolo (Madagascar), and Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (Chad).

Amjad Atallah, the managing director of Doha Debates, praised the #SolvingIt26 honorees, saying, “As the earth faces grave climate-related challenges, these young changemakers provide much-needed hope and inspiration. They deserve the world’s admiration, support, and gratitude.”


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Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi is a global teen leader and social entrepreneur. His environmental activism began in 2018 when he became severely allergic to toxic irritants from air pollution. 

In 2018, Joshua founded “LearnBlue Global,” a nonprofit for Gen Z students dedicated to environmental clean-up and fighting air pollution, among other causes.

Shaama Sandooyea is a young marine biologist and climate activist from Mauritius, an island nation in East Africa. Shaama creatively inspired worldwide headlines and media coverage when she held the world’s first underwater climate strike, deep in the Indian Ocean, as part of Greta Thunberg’s “Fridays for Future” initiative.

Nyombi Morris is a young climate justice activist from Luzira, Kampala in Uganda. He is also the social media manager of the “Rise Up” Movement.

Nyombi speaks out on ending plastic pollution, promoting tree planting, and pushing climate change curriculum to increase environment awareness among Uganda’s schoolchildren.

Marie Christina Kolo is a young climate activist, ecofeminist, and social entrepreneur who is passionate about protecting her native Madagascar, an island country off the southeastern coast of Africa.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim’ an indigenous woman from the Mbororo people in Chad advocates for indigenous rights and environmental protection. The Mbororo are a nomadic group whose flocks and herds have grazed the region around Lake Chad for thousands of years.

She founded the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT), which works to generate income streams for women and protect Lake Chad’s environment, among other issues.

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