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Adenike Oladosu

Adenike Oladosu

Nigerian climate activist
Adenike Oladosu
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Intro Nigerian climate activist
Is Activist Climate activist
From Nigeria
Type Activism
Gender female
Birth 1994, Abuja, Nigeria
Age 27 years
Education
University of Agriculture, Makurdi
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Biography

Adenike Titilope Oladosu (born 1994) is a Nigerian climate activist, eco-feminist and the initiator of the Fridays For Future movement in Nigeria. She specializes in equality, security and peace building across Africa, especially in the Lake Chad region.

She was recognized as one of the three young black activists in Africa trying to combat climate change alongside Vanessa Nakate and Elizabeth Wathuti by Greenpeace UK for the UK black history month and in December 2019, Oladosu attended the [[2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference|COP25]] gathering in Spain as a Nigerian youth delegate where she gave a "moving address" about climate change in Africa and how it affects lives.

Childhood and education

Oladosu is from Ogbomosho in Oyo state. She received her education at GSS Gwagwalada Abuja, and then proceeded to University of Agriculture, Markurdi where she earned a first class degree in Agricultural Economics.

Climate activism

Oladosu began organizing for climate activism after she started university. She saw farmers and herdsmen angry because their land was becoming more arid and other communities who had never faced flooding had their farmlands swept away. Reading the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C IPCC report led her to join the Fridays For Future movement. She began advocating in communities, schools, and public places to speak to people about the climate crisis. She encouraged them to plant trees and educate their peers.

In 2019, Oladosu was the recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International Nigeria and she spoke to world leaders at the UN youth climate summit.

She attended the 2019 Climate change conference in Madrid along with Greta Thunberg where she drew the attention of world leaders towards the Nigerian and African climate movements.

Awards and recognitions

  • 22 diverse voices to follow on Twitter this Earth Day by Amnesty International
  • 15 ambassador of the African youth climate hub
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.africannewspage.net/2019/06/interview-my-fight-for-climate-action-has-just-begun-adenike-oladosu/
https://www.environewsnigeria.com/six-nigerian-youth-activists-to-attend-un-climate-summit/
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/the-crisis-is-already-here-young-strikers-facing-climate-apartheid
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https://www.kelleemaize.com/post/5-empowered-female-environmentalists
https://medium.com/@the_ecofeminist/why-lake-chad-shrinks-a7fde581cac7
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https://theecologist.org/2019/dec/09/youth-strikers-march-climate-justice
https://wastelessplanet.com/support-inspiring-young-women
https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/female-activists-saving-planet/
https://www.africanslive.com/nigerias-youth-activist-adenike-oladosu-joins-greta-thunberg-at-climate-change-conference-in-madrid/
https://www.legit.ng/1282233-nigerias-youth-activist-adenike-oladosu-joins-greta-thunberg-madrid.html
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/04/22-diverse-voices-to-follow-on-twitter-this-earth-day/
https://youthclimatehub.org/assets/files/about-us.pdf
https://twitter.com/the_ecofeminist
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