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Climate Change Activist
Hamzat Lawal is an activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 40 African
countries with over seven years experience in the non-profit sector and specializes in
practical issues associated with Climate Change, Open Data and development policies as it
affects rural communities. Leading the Development and Implementation of Connected Development
[CODE]'s strategy with responsibilities of creating, communicating, and implementing the
organization's vision, mission and overall directions.
Hamzy is also the Co-Founder of Follow The Money, a grassroots data driven movement and leads
a team of technology & innovation driven campaigners to amplify voices of marginalized
communities promoting accountability as it affects utilization of public funds focusing on
specific communities in Nigeria. In 2015, he successfully spearheaded #WomenCookstoves - a
campaign to ensuring transparency and accountability in the federal government 9.2 billion
clean cookstoves intervention for rural women.
He seats on the Executive Board of The largest Youth movement in Africa: The African Youth
Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) leading communications with over 40,000 young people to
share best practices and campaigns using technology tools in shaping and actualizing the
Sustainable Development Goals.