Jonah Kirabo: How Ugandan environmental journalist is reconnecting young people to nature, environment
Jonah Kirabo is a Ugandan Journalist and Environmentalist with over five years experience leading on various youth-led environmental sustainability initiatives across Uganda.
He is the Executive Director of the “Green Futures Initiative”, a Ugandan network of environmentalists that is inspiring young people into loving and taking care of the environment through tree planting campaigns, plastic waste management and environmental education in Uganda.
His contributions to discussions around climate change have earned him recognition both locally and internationally.
He was named as one of the 100 Africa’s Brightest Young Minds in 2021, In 2019, he was selected by the Egyptian government through its National Training Academy as one of the 100 young African Changemakers that are driving change on the continent, giving him a slot in the prestigious African Presidential Leadership Programme in Cairo, Egypt.
Kirabo is also the first and only Ugandan to be selected for the LOCALINTERNational Internship program by the Union of Municipalities of Turkey in Istanbul - August, 2019.
In September 2021, he was selected by the British Council to take part in the inaugural cohort of The Climate Connection program where he was skilled in developing solutions-based journalistic techniques to create pieces around climate change.
He also participated in the 2022 World Youth Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt where he was a delegate in sessions on Climate Change.
The 25 year old holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Makerere University in Uganda, a certificate in Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies from Harvard University Business School (online) and a certificate in media studies.
He leverages his creative writing skills to write and create awareness on the need for sustainable development through promoting peace and climate-resilient solutions to address one of the most pressing questions of the day. He was born on January 10, 1997.
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