Dr. Kumi Naidoo is a life-long human rights and environmental activist who has led a range of education, development, and social justice initiatives. He is the founding chair of Africans Rising, a Pan-African movement of people and organizations working for peace, justice, and dignity. Dr. Naidoo previously held executive roles at Amnesty International, Greenpeace International, and CIVICUS. He began his career as the founding executive director of the South African National NGO Coalition. Dr. Naidoo has also served on the boards of Global Reporting Initiative, 350.org, the Global Greengrants Fund, and as a member of the UN Women’s civil society advisory committee.