Olumide Idowu

Youth Lead Author
Global Environmental Outlook of the UN Environment

Olumide is a Nigeria with over 10 years of experience working on Communications, Environment Sustainability, Agro-ecology, Monitoring & Evaluation and Sustainable Development issues. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics from the University of Abuja in 2010. Olumide is a communication and digital expert and trainer with extensive experience in creating, facilitating and managing projects. He has represented Nigeria and Africa at over 20th high-level global governance meetings on sustainable development and has served as the African Youth Champion for UNISDR. He co-founded the Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition, the biggest youth environment movement in Nigeria. He was selected as facilitator for UNISDR in Japan 2014 and Mexico 2017 for his strong interest in Youth and Disaster Risk Reduction. Serving as an Expert of the Week by UN environment and UNISDR 2014/2016 respectively. Olumide is the recipient of the 2015 Save the Children Award of Contribution toward Sustainable Development in Nigeria and Commonwealth Youth Climate Fellow. He co-found International Climate Change Development Initiative a platform that identifies key environment-based issues affecting development across Africa. He is currently the Youth Lead Author for Global Environmental Outlook of the UN Environment. Adding to his achievement, He was recently selected by the US Embassy in Nigeria for International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) where he spent almost 3 weeks in the United State learning the culture of the United State in the area of Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation.