See Who Participated

Kisilu Musya

Kisilu Musya

Farmer |Community Leader| Climate Change Activist
John Magiro

John Magiro

Founder & Director, Magiro Hydro Electricity Limited
Judy Kibinge

Judy Kibinge

Filmmaker / Founder of East African Documentary Film Fund (DOCUBOX)
Jullius Mbatia

Jullius Mbatia

Climate Activist

Justine Kakoko

Poet and Social Activist
Passy Amayo

Passy Amayo Ogolla

Program Manager, Sustainable Energy Futures - Eastern Africa at the Society for International Development (SID).
Billy Mugambi

Billy Mugambi

cartoonist/illustrator/ sketcher

Martha Nasipwondi Wakoli

Electrical Engineer, Sustainable Energy Professional, Speaker and Writer.

Chiagozie Udeh

Global Focal Point SDG7 Youth Constituency at United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth

Halima I. Hussein

Energy and Climate Law Practitioner

Sam Soko

Director and Producer at LBx Africa

Sharon Kibor

Resilience officer, Christian Aid

Laissa Malih


Wanjira Mathai

Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute

Mary Kuket

Chairperson Tangulbei Women’s Network & ActionAid partner,Baringo County

Peter Murimi

Award-winning Director & Producer

Sammy Thuo

Director & Co-founder, Saracen OMD

Zeynab Wandati

Journalist, Science & Technology Editor NTV

Sadia Isacko

Community Leader  | Women Climate Activist

Dr. John Kitui

Country Director, Oxfam, Kenya

Victor Ndula

Editorial Cartoonist

Toni Kamau

Award-winning Creative Producer, Writer and Founder of We are not the machine

Salina Sanou

Pan African Policy and Advocacy Expert (PACJA)

Lydia Muithya

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Anglican Development Services Eastern

Michael Okumu

Deputy Director CCD| Climate Finance and UNFCCC Negotiations Head

Michael Okok

Research Manager, National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND)

Celestine Wamiru

Illustrator & Cartoonist

Olonde Omondi

Cartoon Illustrator

Ted Kenya

Director, Ted Kenya Visual Stories

Beverly A.

Co Founder, Sunduka eco

Lawrence Amadi


Leonard Onyango


Winnie Cheche

Blogger | Social Media Manager | Communication Lead | Climate Activists

Lucy Nyagah


Irene Mwaura

Project Officer-Climate change and energy, WWF-Kenya

Francis M. Karugu

Global Justice Fellow (Yale) | Development Specialist | Policy Analyst

Ken Kigunda

Social Media Specialist

Benjamin Buhamizo


Naomi Kemei

Volunteer Communications Consultant, Chyulu Hills Redd+ Project

Aika Kirei

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Alama Art and Media Production

Lindsay Crowder

Field & Advocacy Director, Exposure Labs

Paul Musyimi Mweu

Climate Change Enthusiast, ICT Isiolo

Funm Adefila Osiegbu

Founder, Bundies care support initiative

Lizzy Andrew- Essien

Academic, University of Calabar

Tim Fab-Eme

Director, Fab-Eme Farms

Pontien Niyonzima

PhD student, University of São Paulo

Amb. Adesoji Oluwasanya Talabi

CEO, Fritots global communications PTY Ltd

Zefania Mkingi

Member, TYBN

Fredrick Mugira

Founder, Water Journalists Africa and InfoNile

Francine Munyana

Director, Wide Communications

Fredrick Njau

Programme Coordinator, Sustainable Development, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Nairobi

Shaban Senyange

Wildlife Health & Conservation Media Specialist

Zildat Juma

Executive director, Environmental development for communities (ENVIDEC)

Prince Machange

Student, University of Nairobi

Kiundu Waweru

Project manager, Internews Earth Journalism Network

James Walsh

Director, Sinamatella Productions

Marete Selvin

Producer & Co-founder, Meraki Africa Films

Martha Mutiso

Co-Founder, Story Seekers Productions

Priscilla Igwe

Impact Producer, The New Black Film Collective

Catherine Davies

Producer & Creative Director, Skipyard Productions Ltd

James Thomson

Director, Melt Films

Jessica Edwards

Director of Impact & Partnerships, Doc Society

Eileen Kairu

Communications Officer, African Wildlife Foundation

Jacqueline van Meygaarden

Co-Director & Producer, Mycelium Media Colab

Gerald Ngao

Student, Pioneer International University

Peter Ndung’u

Founder & Director, Hadithi Visuals 

Keren Ben-Zeev

Sustainable Development Programme Manager, Heinrich Boell Foundation Cape Town

Milton Ogada

Emergency Response Officer, Christian Aid

Peter Ndung’u

Project Officer - Inclusive Markets, Christian Aid

Vivian Schröder

Impact Producer, Good Pitch Germany

Modester Lynn

Chairperson, Kenya Inter-University Environmental Students Association

Noella Luka

Director, LBx Africa

Bob Aston

Project Officer, Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)

Giant Mudimba

MEAL Officer, Christian Aid

Esther Kihanya

Communication Officer, County Government of Kiambu

Faith Gikunda

Communications Director, ICCASA

David Mungai

Director, Street Talent Africa Organization

John Musila

Communication Director, AEMA

Thuku Kamau

Founder, Save Mother Nature

Monica Yator

Founder & Executive Director, Indigenous women and girls initiative

Okoth Opondo

Team Leader, Campde Voices

Nushrat Chowdhury

Climate Justice Advisor, Christian Aid

Ruth Mwangi

Consultant Psychologist, Life Pillars Counseling & Consultancy

Vanessa Cuervo

Director of Programs, Doc Society-Latin America

Peter Kyalo

Organizing Secretary, Badilisha Watamu Youth Group

Ezekiel Onyango

Head of Communications & Executive Producer, Circular Economy Nairobi & Film Crew In Africa

Lulu Jemimah

 Writer, Editor and Producer from Uganda

Catherine Kanana Baini

Founder, Poverty Eradication Aid

Murimi Gitari

Writer, Rootooba Limited

Dibblex Lesalon

Founder & host, Boots on the ground podcast

Echi Gabbert

Researcher, Göttingen University

Glory Chigogo

Multimedia Communications Professional, Satori Africa Consultancy

Eugene Muigai

Founder & active member, Sauti Untamed

Irene Asuwa

Team Leader, Ecological Justice

Michael Onyango

Ag. Corporation Secretary, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council

Sammy Mwaura

Content Editor, Thellesi Media Company

Lawrence Nzuve

Communications Coordinator, Stockholm Environment Institute

Francis Nthome

Photographer, Usanii Lab

Sophy VSivaraman

CEO, Indian Documentary Foundation

Mphatso Mkumpha

Journalist, Chisomo Radio Station

Samuel Odhiambo

Youth peace club coordinator, Mukuru peace forum under Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Lake Basin and Horn of Africa

Daina Muriuki

CEO, Hadithi Smart Production

Wanja Emily

Impact Campaigns Producer, Ground Volume | Docubox

Irene Mugambi

Independent consultant

David Njuguna

Senior Broadcast Mentor, BBC Media Action

Jacqui Doughty

Owner, Walk Tall Media Ltd

Justine Gitahi

Founder, Brooks Media

Charles Saki

Editor, DrynDirty

Jackline Nganga

Program Manager, Buni Media

Dan Kaburu

Journalist, K24 TV

Mary Maina

Executive Director, Center For Resilience and Sustainable Africa (CEFRESA)

Mcormark Isaya

Events coordinator & Creative arts director, Campde Voices

Steve Okumu

Director & producer, Mfalme Afrika Production

Ngugi Mwangi

Chief Executive Officer, Unganisha Cultures

Akmal Alsagh

Blog Editor, Clean Energy 4 Africa (CE4A)

Mkaiwawi Mwakaba

Editor | Director

Hannifa Kut

Communications Lead, Youth For SDGs

Dina Muthama

Founder, She Moves Africa

Lisa Truitt

Program Developer & Co-Director, African Conservation Voices

George Comoros Ochieng

Director & founder, Film Anonymous

Mufasa Kibet

Performance poet & teaching artist, Creative Spills

Cindy Makandi

Producer | Project Manager, Climate Story Lab Africa

Vanessa Carstens

Executive Director, Futures Matter

Nicholas Lagat

Former President, Rotary Club Nairobi

Griffin Lwal

Producer, Reel Pix Media


July 8, Thursday
July 9, Friday
09:00 am - 09:15 am EATThe Opening

Spoken Word & Welcome note

Climate Justice through spoken word by Justine Kakoko. Justine is a poet, author, educator, artist and social activist based in Tanzania. He uses his voice to teach, motivate and inspire the world.
09:15 am - 09:30 am EATTaking The Temperature

Africa climate justice narrative

Communities in Africa depend on nature being in balance for their livelihood, except, this is no longer the case because of climate change. Research, science and our lived experience confirm this and we get it, we need to adapt and be resilient. But what does this actually mean for us? How is Africa positioning itself and preparing its population for this future? Is our collective action effectively answering our most urgent challenges on climate? What is the current status from a climate justice lens? These are some of the questions this session will explore.
09:30 am - 09:50 am EATWhere Are We Coming From

The power of storytelling

Storytelling shifts culture and culture brings change. Storytelling has the power to change hearts and minds, it has the power to change structures, behaviour, to build communities and to humanize complex theories to drive action. How then, as storytellers do we rise to the challenge of radical partnerships that address the most urgent climate issues on our continent? How can storytelling help us catalyse the changes we want to see?
09:50 am - 10:10 am EATFilm Case Study

What can storytelling do? An Impact Case Study of the International Documentary film “Thank you for the rain”

THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN is a collaborative film made by Kisilu Musya, a Kenyan farmer and Julia Dahr, a Norwegian filmmaker. In the course of five years, Kisilu transforms from a farmer struggling with the effects of climate change to a community leader and a climate change activist on the global stage, capturing the real human costs of the climate crisis. This film has been used as an impact and advocacy tool to drive social change globally.
10:10 am - 11:10 am EATCommunity Organizers Roundtable

The Reality on the Ground

When the harvest season fails because of insufficient rain, the human cost for our communities living at the edge of climate is amplified. For Africa, adaptation and resilience are urgent. Our people cannot afford to wait, they need climate solutions that speak to our immediate present and future. This lived experience plays an important part in finding solutions that speak to our unique regions and way of life across Africa. It forms the crux of our next economic and social transformation, but we are not giving it enough airtime. What's the reality on the ground with our communities? We need to be involved at all levels of discussions about ourselves. (Session curated in partnership with Christian Aid Kenya)
11:10 am - 11:20 am EATFilm Case Study

How does story telling Accelerate Change? – An Impact case study of the International Documentary film “Virunga”

In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources.
11:20 am - 11:25 am EAT


11:25 am - 11:30 am EATRenewable Energy In Motion

The future is off the grid. Are you paying attention?

John is about the future. He converts water into watts. He is under thirty years old and runs Magiro mini hydro power plant using 'run of the river technology' to supply electricity to his village, 100% off the main grid. They produce so much electricity, they even have waste energy! All John and his team need is a river nearby. A dream that started when he was 9 years old, John is future ready. But is this continent ready for this kind of bold, innovative get down to business youthful population?
11:30 am - 13:00 pm EATPanel Introduction

Why is Green Energy a big deal for Africa?

Africa needs massive amounts of energy for economic transformation that gives its people a prosperous and decent quality of life. Our CO2 emissions globally have been minimal but, can the continent meet its development ambitions with green renewable energy alone? The population in the continent is projected to triple to 3 billion by 2060, Can Africa transition in the same way and equitably as the rest of the world toward a green economy? What does the average person in Africa need to know right now to position themselves for this inevitable energy revolution? Who has a plan? These are some of the questions that this panel will interrogate and dive into. (Panel curated in partnership with SID - Society for International Development & Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation East and Horn of Africa)
13:00 pm - 13:15 pm EATOpen Q&A

Interactive Q&A

Contribution by all in attendance.
13:15 pm - 13:30 pm EATArt Presentation & Poll

Art in Action

The artists present a simplified interpretation of the panel discussion (Why is Green Energy a big deal for Africa?) through artwork. Does the translation work? When we collaborate with artists, we communicate powerfully and simply. The verdict is yours and you can respond through a live poll.
13:30 pm - 13:45 pm EATTake Away

Moving forward: Recommendations for Day 1

What are the recommendations gathered on this day?
13:45 pm EATEnd of day 1


End of day 1