Esther Agbarakwe

Esther Agbarakwe is currently serving as an Atlas Corps Fellow with Populational Action International in Washington DC. She has over eight years of experience working on sexuality and environmental... read more Esther Agbarakwe is currently serving as an Atlas Corps Fellow with Populational Action International in Washington DC. She has over eight years of experience working on sexuality and environmental issues. She is a young climate change policy advisor and trainer with extensive experience in creating, facilitating and managing youth-led projects. After working and volunteering as a Peer Health Educator from 2004-2008, in 2009, she co-founded the Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition, the biggest youth climate movement in Nigeria and serves as a technical Advisor to the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC). She was selected as 'Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders' for her strong interest in women’s reproductive health issues and was invited to attend the "Women Deliver" Global Conference in DC in June 2010. Esther has been privileged to represent Nigeria and Africa at over 13 global governance meetings on sustainable development as well as previous role as African coordinator of UN Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Youth and Children Major Group. Esther represented African youths at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP 15, COP17), African Development Forum (ADF) where she delivered the Youth Openining statements Esthe Agbarakwe strongly believes in the Earth Charter and has been highly active in The Earth Charter Initiative’s youth network. She is the founder of Earth Charter Youth Group Calabar and had Managed the Earth Charter Youth Special Project-Nigeria (2009) that focused on Peace development in the Niger Delta. She was invited to Speak at the 10 years Anniversary of the Earth Charter (EC+10) at the Peace Palace at The Hague, Netherlands Esther is the recipient of the 2010 LEAP Africa Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Award (Lagos) and is a Dekeyser & Friends Foundation Fellow (Germany), Commonwealth Youth Climate Fellow (London) and Atlas Service Corps Fellow (USA) I encourage you to visit my blog: http://estheragbarakwe.blogspot.com

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