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Founding Director, Africans Rising; Executive Director, Greenpeace International (2009-2015) | South Africa


Dr Kumi Naidoo is a South African human rights activist who has led various global campaigns and international organisations that work to end poverty and protect human rights.

He founded the South African National NGO Coalition SANGOCO and held positions as Secretary General of  CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation and  was the first African to lead Greenpeace as International Executive Director . . He was also  the founding chairperson of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP).

Naidoo’s journey as an activist started when he was no more than 15 years old and took part in anti-apartheid activities. He was arrested several times by the apartheid government, which led him to live in exile in England. There he studied at Oxford University and earned a PhD in political sociology.

In 2015 he left his post as Executive Director of Greenpeace to focus on working for energy justice in South Africa but continues to volunteer for Greenpeace.

SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg Office
CIVICUS
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Johannesburg, 2092
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SWITZERLAND

Geneva Office
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Geneva
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UNITED STATES

Washington DC Office
CIVICUS World Alliance

1775 Eye Street NW Suite 1150

Washington DC 20006, USA

 

UNITED KINGDOM

London Office
Unit 60
Eurolink Business Centre
49 Effra Road
SW2 1BZ, London
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