Innocent Deckoks is a Young African Leaders Initiative Fellow and a passionate Environmental Planner with three years’ experience, has a clear vision to merge development processes and sustainability through gender mainstreaming in sustainable development initiatives. He is Founder and Managing Director of Eco-Sanctify Consultants Limited. He is a Registered Associate Expert of Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Audits in Kenya. In addition, he is proficient in the identification and solving of hazards at the workplace, risk assessment procedures and preparation of safety plans. He is also a Business Development Officer at www.creosltd.com that provides energy conservation services to help organizations reduce their operation costs and reduce their carbon footprint altogether by targeting energy cost centers. He is the National Coordinator of Girls Paint Africa Green Kenya; an initiative that seeks to embrace the resilience of the girl child in effective climate governance and being impact change-makers.
He is the secretary of the Climate Finance Thematic Working Group under Kenya Platform for Climate Governance; currently convened by Pan African Climate Justice Alliance seeking to improve the capacity of civil society organizations on climate finance access and modalities for two years now. He is also the Partnerships & Networking Co-ordinator at African Youth Initiative on Climate Change- Kenya and a founding member under the Environmental Peacebuilding Association as a Peace Ambassador. Innocent is also an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative. He is a very much passionate champion for the realization of SDGs 1, 5, 7,11 and 13. His aim is to be a vital resource in the environmental protection and preservation entourage and the wider scope of world peace. He intends to play a part by getting the necessary skills and expertise to facilitate the aspect of gender equality through the critical factor that is women empowerment in communities in Kenya, Africa and even in the world. This, in the space of climate governance by working to improve the knowledge and technical capacity of young girls and women towards seeking and acquiring climate finances that in turn, facilitate effective climate change health adaptation practices.
He seeks to work in collaboration with stakeholders, towards sharing skills and innovating within this space to improve the environment and boost efforts of his region and the globe at large, towards climate change adaptation and mitigation.