HRH, Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano and two other Africans among the newly appointed United Nations SDG advocatesadmin 11th May 2019 0 COMMENTS
Six new influential public figures came on board as official SDG Advocates for the United Nation among them three Africans. They are :
His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano (Federal Republic of Nigeria). He is a respected Islamic Scholar and an accomplished award winning Banker. He was the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria for five years and ascended to the throne on 9th June, 2014 becoming the 14th Emir of Kano.
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Activist, Environment and Indigenous Rights (Republic of Chad). In 1999, she founded the Association of Indigenous Peul Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT), a community-based organization focused on promoting the rights of girls and women in the Mbororo community and inspiring leadership and advocacy in environmental protection. In 2017, She was recognized as a National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer, a program that recognizes and supports outstanding scientists, conservationists, storytellers, and innovators
Edward Ndopu, Founder, Global Strategies on Inclusive Education (Republic of South Africa). He is a Youth and Advocacy Coordinator for Africa under the International Secretariat at Amnesty International in Johannesburg. Edward was named as one of the 200 Most Influential Young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian Newspaper. He also founded the Global Strategy for Inclusive Education, a student-led campaign aimed at facilitating the educational rights of children with disabilities living in emerging market economies.
According to the United Nations, “they are joining an overall group of 17, who are all committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster action on the SDGs, which include the end of extreme hunger, poverty, and quality healthcare for all. The Advocates represent the universal character of the SDGs themselves, hailing from Governments, entertainment, academia, sport, business and activist organizations around the world”.
Congrats to them and we encourage them to continue this glorious work in ensuring that the sustainable development goals are achieved.