Ghaamid Abdulbasat Hatibu
Tanzania, United Republic of
Ghaamid is a passionate & award-winning young environmentalist from Tanzania with a B.Sc in Environmental Sciences and Management from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He is a trained researcher on Eco-hydrology under the UNESCO Chair on Eco-hydrology and Trans-boundary Water Management in Tanzania, providing nature based and biotechnological solutions on water systems. He currently is the Earth Day Network Sub Saharan Africa regional coordinator where he leads a Youth and Citizen science programme that empowers people around the world to monitor threats to environmental and human health in their communities and leading citizens in taking action to drive policy change by the use of citizen generated data through smart phone technology to fight current and ongoing global environment and climate crisis.
Furthermore, Ghaamid leads the Global Youth Biodiversity Network Chapter in Tanzania, ensuring that youth voices are considered in the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) as well as the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) on Climate Action for informed decisions. Ghaamid is also a National Geographic Young Explorers’ Programme Fellow 2021.