Oghenechovwen Christopher Oghenekevwe
Oghenechovwen Oghenekevwe Christopher is an undergraduate student of Meteorology and Climate Science at the Federal University of Technology Akure in Nigeria. He previously interned at the Green Institute, the foremost hybrid institute for social training, research and education in Nigeria, with a core in environmental sustainability and engagement in 35 universities and tertiary campuses. Oghenekevwe was also an inaugural member of the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council, from 2016 until mid-2017. He was selected as the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth Regional Co-Focal Point (West/Central Africa) for the global ocean agenda, particularly ahead of the 2017 UN Oceans Conference. Now, at a university level, he is running a Care About Climate project to help build commitments among and provide credible information and education on climate change and its intersection with oceans and coastlines, public health and water, as well as peace and conflict to 1000 undergraduates and university residents. Oghenekevwe is also a writer and contributes stories on conservation, gender, governance and socioeconomic rights to YourCommonwealth, UNICEF’s Voices of Youth, Wellbeing for Women Africa and the Huffington Post. In 2016, the Durbanville-based Maritime Review Africa recognised his efforts and named him Green Warrior for their September-October issue, reporting on the African maritime industry.