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Youth Climate Report is always looking for Country Directors to organize teams of reporters in their countries.

If you are interested in becoming a Country Director, please get in touch with Joshua Amponsem, Project Leader for Africa or for countries outside of Africa with Emmanuel Marfo, Communications and Outreach Director, Youth Climate Report.

Meet our Country Directors who are part of the current YCR team:

Samuel Kpatsor

Samuel Kpatsor

YCR Country Director for Liberia
A dedicated and trained researcher and student advocate with commitment, integrity and determination to work as core values. Over the years, he has extensively worked in various organizations as a volunteer, a student leader, an advocate and also youth policy contributor. He is a Senior Student of the University of Liberia studying Geology and has also...
Olamide Adgebola

Olamide Adgebola

YCR Country Director for Nigeria
An excellent, even exceptional agricultural and environmental engineer from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. A certified web publisher by Technology Incubation Centre, CIU, India. Olamide is the current TUNZA Eco-generation regional ambassador to Nigeria, and presently seeking admissions into Master’s in Environmental Engineering. He plays the piano, guitar, harmonica and recorder. He loves classical music...
Khalid Md. Bahauddin

Khalid Md. Bahauddin

YCR Country Director for Bangladesh
Khalid Md. Bahauddin is a young environment researcher and professional by academic knowledge, relevant training and professional experience. He holds master and bachelor of Sciences in Environmental Sciences. He did fellowship (research innovation) in environment and sustainability from Japan. Additionally, he is visiting scholar of University of Leuven, Belgium. Noted that he has been awarded...
Aness Nyaboga

Aness Nyaboga

YCR Country Director for Kenya
Aness believes that climate change is the greatest problem caused and faced by humanity in the history of mankind, and that the best method to ensure it is stopped completely is by the youth creating and perpetuating a culture of environmental and climate awareness. She is an undergraduate pursuing Bsc. Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource...
Afua Lartebea Acquaah

Afua Lartebea Acquaah

YCR Country Director for Ghana
Afua is dedicated to using her skills and education to help others understand the effects of climate change and how to reduce the effects through both traditional and modern approaches. She is a youth activist and a Bsc. Environmental Science candidate at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. She is also currently the vice...

Meet our former Country Directors:

Abhay Joshi

Abhay Joshi

Former YCR Country Director for India
Abhay Joshi, also known as AJ, is a student pursuing Electronics and Communication Engineering. Nature is what makes us and he could never stand if anyone abused her. So, from a tender age, he was strongly inclined towards the environmental causes as he could connect with them. He speaks five regional languages; English, Hindi, Kannada,...
Akua Amoa Okyere-Nyako

Akua Amoa Okyere-Nyako

Former YCR Country Director for Ghana
Akua Amoa Okyere-Nyako holds an MSc in Environment and Energy Management. She currently works with the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana as a Technical Assistant of the Africa Adaptation Programme on Climate Change. She has been involved in organising climate change sensitization events for policy makers and implementers in Ghana. She is passionate about green...
Faruqul Islam

Faruqul Islam

Former YCR Country Director for Bangladesh
A ‘Youth Environmental Diplomat’ from Bangladesh, Faruqul Islam has a Masters in Law, majoring in International Environmental Law and Human Rights. He has completed specialized courses on International Law and International Relations through the Indian Academy of International Relations and Diplomacy, New Delhi, India. He represented his country in various International forums and conferences, like-...
Isaac Sinamakosa

Isaac Sinamakosa

Former YCR Country Director for Uganda
Isaac Sinamakosa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social sciences (Economics and Social Administration) from Kyambogo University, Kampala and Proficiency Certificate in English from the World English Institute (USA), Certificate in Environmental Economics and Certificate in computer literacy from IICD. “I have headed several programs engaging political and civic leaders with citizens on effective...
Kabita Gautam

Kabita Gautam

Former YCR Country Director for Nepal
As a student of Environmental Science, my approach to global issues as a youth is to be interactive and vibrant. I have been mobilizing and sensitizing children and youth through different campaigns via social media, disseminating information regarding the climate crisis and other important environmental issues. I always try to bring innovation to my work...
Kolouchè Angèle Biao

Kolouchè Angèle Biao

Former YCR Country Director for Benin
Kolouchè Biao speaks 9 languages: French, English, German, Yoruba, Nagot, Fon, Mina, Ashanti (Twi) and Dendi. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Translation French-English-German awarded by the University of Legon, Accra and Proficiency Certificates in English and in German from the Ghana Institutes of languages, Certificates from the Goethe Institute. In 2008, she...
Nemtalla Shawgi

Nemtalla Shawgi

Former YCR Country Director for Sudan
Nemtalla Shawgi lives in Khartoum, Sudan. She recently graduated from the University of Khartoum, the Faculty of Forestry. She was elected in Bandung, Indonesia 2011 as a Tunza Youth Advisor representing Africa region at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). She helps UNEP to reach out for more young people by working for spreading awareness...
Olakunle Olowookere

Olakunle Olowookere

Former YCR Country Director for Nigeria
Olakunle Olowookere has a BSc from University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. He has worked as a Development Officer for the Youth Repositioning Foundation in Lagos. In 2011 he participated in the Entrepreneurship Development Center organized by Central Bank of Nigeria in conjunction with Africa Leadership Forum. He has worked on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns...
Simran Vedvyas

Simran Vedvyas

Former YCR Country Director for United Arab Emirates
In her short career so far, Simran has been involved as a member of the Communications Task Force Group UN CSD Major Group for Children and Youth, Earth Charter Youth Group Country Activator- UAE, UNEP -TUNZA Eco Generation Regional Ambassador Middle East, and Eye on Earth Youth Ambassador-AGEDI Environment Agency Abu Dhabi initiative supported by...
Tami Mase

Tami Mase

Former YCR Country Director for South Africa
Despite her rather explicit passion for writing/ poetry and visual art, Tami took a 4 year degree in Education. On completion of her degree she taught at a High School and tutored 1st year students for only 2 yrs and fate forced her to follow her paternal strong passion of creativity, art and business. Through...
Tsedze Mensa Kwami

Tsedze Mensa Kwami

Former YCR Country Director for Togo
Tsedze studied Mathematics and Physical Sciences and is currently furthering his education in Biology and Physiology at the University of Lome, Togo. He has served in several capacities including Head of Youth NGO ASTERADHD TOGO between 2009-2011, Country Coordinator of Iduka, TOGO  in 2010 and Coordinator of Earth Charter Youth group, ASTERADHD. He is a member...
Yenny Kurniawati

Yenny Kurniawati

Former YCR Country Director for Indonesia
Yenny Kurniawati is a student, organizer and activist in environmental issues with over 3 years experience in organizing youth at the university level. She has organized for Christian Ministry in Faculty. She was appointed as a participant in TUNZA 2011 and was involved in Green Mission (an annual tree planting project in her university). She...
Yvonne Nyokabi

Yvonne Nyokabi

Former YCR Country Director for Kenya
Yvonne Nyokabi Gachugi holds a BSc in Industrial Chemistry and is currently pursuing an MSc in Environmental Science. She currently works for the Africa Adaptation programme – Kenyan chapter as a programme officer in charge of knowledge management. In her professional capacity she has coordinated and participated in the production of a national climate change...