Nigeria’s immediate past vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has officially been appointed as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Climate Action for Africa (CAP-A).
Prof. Osinbajo, known for his dedication to environmental causes and extensive experience in leadership roles, expressed his enthusiasm for the position in a social media post, stating,
“Thrilled to announce that I have accepted the offer to lead The Climate Action for Africa (CAP-A) as the new Chair of the Board of Directors! Truly excited to drive climate action across Africa alongside an incredible team.”
“We are deeply honoured to have Prof Osinbajo join the CAP-A Board of Directors as Chair to assist with the next phase of our growth and our mission of unlocking Africa’s potential as a global hub for climate action,” said CAP-A Founder James Mwangi.
“His vast experience and passion for transforming African countries’ economies in harmony with climatic needs, will be invaluable to CAP-A’s mission, especially coming out of the inaugural Africa Climate Summit that made a strong push for accelerated climate action,” he added.
The Climate Action for Africa (CAP-A) is an organisation dedicated to combating climate change and promoting sustainable environmental practices across the African continent.
With its mission to catalyse transformative climate action, the appointment of Prof. Osinbajo as Chair of the Board of Directors is seen as a major stride towards achieving these objectives.
Prof. Osinbajo’s appointment comes at a crucial time when the world is grappling with the consequences of climate change, and African nations are particularly vulnerable to its impacts.
His leadership is expected to provide strategic direction, expertise, and advocacy to tackle climate-related challenges effectively.
The CAP-A initiative says it aims to bring together leaders, experts, and stakeholders from various sectors to develop and implement innovative strategies for reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources, and promoting climate resilience in African communities.
Prof. Osinbajo’s role as Chair of the Board of Directors will be instrumental in fostering collaboration and driving these initiatives forward.
As a former vice president of Nigeria and a prominent figure in African politics, Prof. Osinbajo brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the continent’s unique challenges to his new position.
His appointment has been met with optimism and excitement from environmentalists, policymakers, and climate action advocates across Africa.