Timothy Mugerwa is a climate change activist doubling as social entrepreneur and Pan-African youth leader.
He picked up interest in environmental issues after observing Africa’s slow response to climate change.
“Acting on Climate Change is such a necessity in the 21st century. Our inaction is costing us lives, biodiversity, risking our economies and most importantly risking the lives of future generations.“
With a bachelors degree in Social Work and Social Administration (Hons), he joined the Climate Reality Project in 2014 to gain more knowledge about the facts and issues at hands. After successfully completing the climate reality training in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was inspired to take action. He engaged in training, educating and raising awareness about climate change in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa where he resided at the time. He trained over 1000 students, communities and local leaders.
He also initiated the Green Campaign of the African Youth Union (AYU), a pan-African movement he founded and presided until 2016. Under the motto “Keep Mama Africa Green”, this campaign aims at creating generations of young Africans who will be active players in keeping Africa green and maintaining a healthy environment. To do so, AYU engages in raising awareness about climate change and environment, training and educating people of all ages with more emphasis on youth, and getting into action to prevent more effects of climate change.