Nigeria

Victor Okechukwu

Victor is a Co-founder of Environmental Deficiency Elimination for the Nations – Garden City Project (EDEN – GCP), a Garden City Project themed EDEN (after the legendary garden of Eden) to evoke the images of an ideal garden city in the minds of residents and to stimulate the desired action for sustainable cities.  The objectives with EDEN-GCP are to engender visible attitudinal changes starting with Diobu, Port-Harcourt on proper waste sorting and disposal, contribute to the global conversation on the environment, build the capacity of young people to take advantage of waste and environmental-degradation. Victor is currently co-facilitating the Earth Charter 10-week online youth training programme, Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics. He has been active in environmental protection through enabling vulnerable populations to use green business as a form of non – violent advocacy in natural resource-driven, armed – conflict areas (e.g. Niger Delta). He is also a co-convener of the annual International Trash Conference and a recipient of the Nigeria – America Partnership Award. He is a member of the Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) and has a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Port Harcourt and Babcock University respectively.