DENIS KODHEDIRECTOR GENERAL
Mr. Denise A.O. Kodhe is the immediate past Presiding Officer (President) of the African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC. He works for the Institute for Development and Leadership in Africa (IDEA) as the Director General. IDEA is a member of the General Assembly of the AU ECOSOCC, International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD).
Mr. Kodhe is also a Member of the Advisory Group of the African Human Security Index (AHSI).
As a Correspondent by profession Mr. Kodhe is a Member of the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG) which brings together leading and top media Editors from Kenya and from East and Central Africa.
DINAH EWURADJOA OGARAIDEA-AFRICA, PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Dinah Ewuradjoa Ogara is the Programs Coordinator at the Institute for Development and Leadership in Africa (IDEA for Africa). Within the Partnership for Religion and Development (PaRD), she serves as a co-lead of the WECARE work stream and as the Coordinator of the PaRD Africa Voice forum. With a passion for fostering positive change in coastal cities across Africa, Dinah is an emerging researcher in the field of blue economy. Her expertise lies in sustainable land-sea planning and management, a critical focus area aimed at ensuring the well-being and climate resilience of coastal communities and their marine resources.
Dinah holds B.A in Urban Planning (Hons), M.A Planning, MGEO in Urban Planning and management and is currently finalising her PhD in sustainable land-sea planning of coastal cities.
EVANS NYESIIFAGE, PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Evans Nyesi holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Development Studies (with Information Technology) from Maseno University, Kenya. He is currently pursuing a Master degree in Theology from Uganda Christian University. Evans has interests on the intersection between religion and public life. He is a social entrepreneur with experience in research and policy development, community system strengthening, interreligious dialogue and stakeholder engagement, training in non-formal education, facilitation, leadership, and management.
IMAM SHEFIU ABDULKAREEM MAJEMUStrength in Diversity Development Center, Executive Director
Imam SHEFIU Abdulkareem Majemu is an indigene of Lagos State from Epe. He is the Chief Imam of the Islamic Platform Society of Nigeria and the Lagos State Public Service Staff
Development Centre (PSSDC), Magodo GRA, Lagos; Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Strength in Diversity Development Centre, and the Farmers Advocacy and Support Initiative in Nigeria.
He is the National Co-Coordinator of the Inter-religious Coalition Against Corruption in Nigeria (ICACN); the Interfaith Partnership for Sustainable Development in Nigeria and the Chief Executive Officer of the Open Farm and Agro-allied Company Limited.
KARIMI KINOTIAfrican Faith Actors Network for Climate Justice, Member
Karimi is passionate about Africa’s social and economic transformation with a keen interest in climate justice, environmental stewardship, and governance. Her vast career experience has included work in regional peace and security, global humanitarian action, community development, food security, inclusive market systems, sustainable energy access, and climate policy. Karimi has held several positions at Christian Aid, including as Head of Africa Division and Policy & Campaigns Director. She was Founding Director of FECCLAHA, a faith-based peacebuilding organisation and worked with the All-Africa Conference of Churches. She is an active member of the Africa Faith Actors Network for Climate Justice.
REV. LESMORE GIBSON EZEKIEL FICAAll African Conference of Churches, Director of Programs
The Rev. Lesmore currently serves as the Director of Programs at the All-Africa
Conference of Churches (AACC) with its head office in Nairobi. He oversees
and coordinates all programs of the organization. Rev. Lesmore holds NCE
in Agricultural Science, BA in CRS, B.Th. (Hons), M.Th., Advance Master’s in
Ecumenism, and a PhD in Ecumenical Theology and Ministerial Studies. He is
an unrepentant Pan-Africanist influenced by Afro-philosophy of “Ubuntu”. He is
known for his passion for a Just World rooted in Justice, Equity and Inclusivity.
- Dec 03 2023
- 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Localizing Faith Action for Human Security in the Face of Climate Change: An African Perspective – PaRD Africa Voice
By focusing on the African perspective and integrating faith-based approaches, the session aims to enhance understanding, raise awareness of successful localized faith-based initiatives, strengthen collaboration, and develop recommendations and action plans to promote localized faith action for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Africa. Ultimately, the event seeks to contribute to sustainable development efforts and advocate for the integration of faith-based approaches into climate change policies and strategies in Africa.