Issa Garba

Issa Garba is an activist for the protection of the environment and sustainable development. He is a member of several civil society organisations on climate issues. He is the National Coordinator of the Nigerien Youth Network on Climate Change (RJNCC) which he created in 2010 and later became the representative of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC). From his broad vision of networking and leadership, he will be at the forefront of the creation of the Nigerien Civil Society Platform on Climate Change with the support of care Denmark and the Pan African Alliance for Climate Justice PACJA which is today the largest civil society grouping on climate in Niger. Since CoP 17 in Durban in 2011, it has always been present at international climate negotiations and UNFCCC intersessionals. At the National Environment Council for Sustainable Development, the focal point of the 3 post-Rio conventions, he is the representative of civil society within this body of reflection and political orientation for the government, as such he was the 2nd Rapporteur of the National Committee for the elaboration of the Nationally Determined Expected Contribution and its revision. With the technical and financial support of the European Union and Oxfam Spain, he coordinates and implements one of the largest climate resilience projects in the Sahel for the benefit of young people and women in rural areas called: Jeunesse Sah√©lienne pour l’Action Climatique JESAC.