Perez is a dedicated advocate for climate-smart practices across Africa and beyond, actively engaged as a Program Assistant and Public Sector Liaison at RePlanet Africa.
His work encompasses evidence-based policy advocacy, focusing on climate change and environmental issues. Perez is a firm believer that biotechnology holds the key to combat climate change by enhancing crop resilience, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating biofuels and bioplastics.
He writes and shares his insights on climate-related topics, including carbon capture and storage, biochar, and biofortification.
Perez's ultimate goal is to inspire and encourage the younger generation to pursue careers in biotechnology and contribute to global climate change mitigation efforts.
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