Adenike Oladosu

Adenike Titilope Oladosu (born 1994[1]) is a Nigerian climate activist, eco-feminist and the initiator of the Fridays For Future movement in Nigeria.[2][3] She specializes in equality, security and peace building across Africa, especially in the Lake Chad region.[4]

Adenike Oladosu
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Oladosu in 2020
Born
Adenike Titilope Oladosu

(1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 26)
Abuja, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
EducationUniversity of Agriculture, Makurdi
Years active2018–present
Known forClimate activism

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[5] and in December 2019, Oladosu attended the 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.[6][7]

Childhood and educationEdit

Oladosu is from Ogbomosho in Oyo State. She got her early education at Government Secondary School Gwagwalada Abuja, and then proceeded to University of Agriculture, Markurdi where she earned a first class degree in Agricultural Economics.[2]

Climate activismEdit

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.[8]

In 2019, Oladosu was the recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International Nigeria[9] and she spoke to world leaders at the UN youth climate summit.[10]

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.[11][12]

Awards and recognitionsEdit

  • 22 diverse voices to follow on Twitter this Earth Day by Amnesty International[13]
  • 15 ambassador of the African youth climate hub[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tsanni, Abdullahi (11 June 2019). "My fight for climate action has just begun – Adenike Oladosu". African Newspage. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Adebote, ‘Seyifunmi (19 September 2019). "Six Nigerian youth activists to attend UN Climate Summit". EnviroNews Nigeria -. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ Watts, Jonathan (19 September 2019). "'The crisis is already here': young strikers facing climate apartheid". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  4. ^ "5 Empowered Female Environmentalists". www.kelleemaize.com. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  5. ^ Hanson, James. "3 young black climate activists in Africa trying to save the world". www.greenpeace.org.uk. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  6. ^ Breeze, Nick. "Youth strikers march for climate justice". The Ecologist. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  7. ^ ""We need climate action," urge Nigerian children". CNN. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  8. ^ Hanson, James (28 October 2019). "3 young black climate activists in Africa trying to save the world". Greenpeace. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  9. ^ VanVugt, Bianca (5 March 2019). "Support inspiring young women taking action on climate change". Wasteless Planet. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  10. ^ McCarthy, Joe. "12 Female Climate Activists Who Are Saving the Planet". Global Citizen. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  11. ^ Victor (6 December 2019). "Nigeria's youth activist Adenike Oladosu joins Greta Thunberg at Climate Change Conference in Madrid". AfricansLive. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  12. ^ Durojaiye, Seun (7 December 2019). "Nigerian activist Adenike Oladosu joins Greta Thunberg at conference in Madrid". Legit.ng – Nigeria news. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  13. ^ "22 diverse voices to follow this Earth Day". www.amnesty.org. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  14. ^ "TheAfricanYouthClimateHub" (PDF).

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