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On 24th of july 2019 we planetary citizens, representing all the continents, have gathered to demand representation in global decision-making on challenges, such as the climate crisis, which affect us all. To achieve this we demand: the creation of a United Nations Parliament representing everyone, an executive to complement this legislature and, to ensure justice, the creation of a world court with the competency to prosecute environmental crimes, holding states, corporations, other non state actors and individuals accountable with universal jurisdiction.
She was one of the 30 Young people selected by the United Nations Youth Envoy office to be part of the Abu Dhabi Climate Action Meeting, supporting the organization of the first ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit in 2019. Joyce has also been invited to join the group of leaders ‘Women Rise for All’ – a global effort to save lives and protect livelihoods, urging leaders worldwide to address the human crisis of the pandemic, to support the United Nations Secretary- General‘s call for solidarity and action in response to the impacts of covid-19.
Joyce is co-founder of several organizations like the Latin American Observatory of Geopolitics of Energy (Infrastructure, Technology, Security and Energy Integration) where she acts as the President of the UNILA (Federal University of Latin American Integration) Chapter with the organization Student Energy. The Binational Youth Collective of the Parana Basin 3, and the Foz do Iguaçu Educative & Environmental Observatory. In Paraguay she co-founded the National Youth Network for Water, and the Youth Network for Climate Action Paraguay, organizing since 2016 the National COYs (Conference of Youth on Climate Change). Joyce is a member of the World Youth Parliament for Water WYPW (also part of the Blue Peace Initiative, promoting water transboundary cooperation), and the Climate Reality Project Brazil.
Jennifer Uchendu is a sustainability communicator, analyst, and founder of SustyVibes, a social enterprise changing the way young people conceptualize Sustainability in Nigeria. Through her work at SustyVibes, her sustainability work is focused on climate change, ecofeminism and youth development. SustyVibes has gained popularity via her innovative projects that engage young people through community advocacy, pop-culture, capacity building, and trendy online publications – Jennifer has been said to be making sustainability cool in Nigeria; making a case for the advancement of the green economy in Africa.
Following work experience in the FMCG, government and online retail sectors in Nigeria; she decided to set up SustyVibes in 2016 which initially began as an online blog and quickly grew to a community with over three hundred community members operating across the country recognized by the United Nations, African Union and other International Organisations.
Jennifer holds a bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Covenant University and certificates from Cambridge University, Lagos Business School, European Energy Centre, and Global Reporting Initiative respectively. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Development Studies at the Prestigious Institute of Development, University of Sussex under the Chevening Scholarship. She is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates GoalKeeper and the co-author of the e-book titled: A Guide to Business Sustainability in Nigeria.