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BIO

Oluwaseyi Moejoh, 22, is an Environmentalist and Changemaker from Nigeria, educating the next generation of young leaders about climate action and helping them build the knowledge and skills they need to proffer innovative solutions to environmental issues.

Through her NGO, U-recycle Initiative Africa, Oluwaseyi has engaged over 10,000 young people across over 14 states in Nigeria and 11 African countries. In 2022, U-recycle Initiative won a grant from The Government of Canada for their PlasticWize Fellowship, a leadership development program for young female undergraduates aimed at tackling marine plastic pollution in universities through a transformative behavioural change campaign.

Oluwaseyi is also a Contributing Editor at the OH-Wake Magazine, a renowned global environmental youth magazine that highlights climate stories from the youth perspective.

Also, She is a Youth Representative of the Captain Planet Foundation to the United Nations Department of Global Communications. As a member of The Civil Society Youth Representatives Steering Committee, she collaborates with fellow youth leaders to advise the Department of Global Communications on how to better engage with young people on issues on the UN agenda.

Over the last six years Oluwaseyi has received awards and accolades for her contributions to protecting nature and advancing youth development, including The 2022 Diana Award from the Royal Family, being named a National Geographic Young Explorer and being recognized as one of the Top 40 Teen Leaders in the World by the We Are Family Foundation in 2021.

She has been featured on CNN, The Global Citizen, DW News, NBC News, YahooNews, The Smithsonian Magazine, ChannelsTV, TVC News, AriseNews, and other local and international media in recognition of her commitment to catalyzing actions and solutions for a sustainable environment and planet.

Oluwaseyi is also the host of the ‘The Diary of a Changemaker’ podcast which is focused on providing profound insights, knowledge and tips for changemakers.

She is certified in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the prestigious Lagos Business School. Finally, she is studying law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria

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Notable 
Awards & Honors

2023 

  • Youth Representative of the Captain Planet Foundation to the United Nations Department of Global Communications

  • Recipient of The Green Icon Award from The University of Lagos Student Affairs Office & Green Hub

  • 2023 WeForGood 100 Women Creating a Better Africa list.

  • 2023 She Leads Africa Top 50 Rising Motherland Moguls list

2022

  • Recipient of the 2022 Diana Award

  • Keynote Speaker at the 2022 Korea-Africa Youth Summit

  • UNDP Youth Delegate to YouthConnekt Africa

  • Finalist in the Afriplastics Challenge 

2021

  • National Geographic Young Explorer

  • Recipient of the 2021 Global Teen Leader Award

  • RSPB International Youth Delegate to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)

2020

  • 2020 Recycling Hero by the Global Recycling Foundation

  • Recipient of The Sozo Network's Youth-In-Development Fellowship sponsored by the US embassy

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2019

Winning Team Business Day CEO Apprentice bootcamp

 

2018

  • TNCI Social Impact Prize 2018 

 

2017

  • Finalist in The Nigerian Stock Exchange Essay Competition 2017

  • 2nd Runner-up TNCI 'My Global Goal' Essay Competition 2017

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