Joanita Babirye

Co-founder, Girls For Climate Action

Joanita Babirye is the Co-founder of Girls For Climate Action, a movement that is putting young women and girls at the forefront of climate action.

She serves as the youth Action Coalition leader under Generation Equality on Feminist Action for Climate Justice. Joanita is also the Academy Lead at StartHub Africa where she is training student entrepreneurs to start innovative and scalable initiatives across Uganda with a keen interest in green innovations.

Joanita is a recipient of LéO Africa Institute's 2019 Young and Emerging Leaders Project Fellowship and serves as an ambassador at the Africa Youth Climate Hub.


12:30 - 13:30

Saturday November 18 (Physical)

The Defining Issue of Our Time: Individual & Collective Leadership on Climate Change

This panel will delve into the urgent matter of climate change and its impact on Africa. Speakers will emphasize the crucial need for both individual and collective leadership to address this global crisis. They will share innovative approaches, policies, and initiatives that can mitigate climate change's adverse effects while promoting sustainable development across the continent.


Hosted by Juliet Grace Luwedde, Open Climate Coordinator, Open Environmental Data Project & Huduma Class of 2021 Fellow



  • Joanita Babirye, Co-founder, Girls For Climate Action & YELP Class of 2017 Fellow
  • Perez Mweine, Program Assistant and Public Sector Liaison, RePlanet Africa
  • Memo Some, Wildlife Conservationist, Founder, WildNow Foundation & YELP Class of 2023 Fellow