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Nominated for the SJA Enviroment & Conservation Award

Nominee Profile: Kevin Lunzalu – Kenyan Youth Biodiversity Network

Kevin Lunzalu, co-founder of the Kenyan Youth Biodiversity Network, is a dedicated leader in environmental conservation and youth empowerment. Since its inception in 2017, the network has rapidly grown to nearly 5000 members nationwide, focusing on engaging youth in environmental policy, climate action, and biodiversity preservation.

Their initiatives span various regions in Kenya, with plans for nationwide coverage by 2025. Through strategic partnerships and innovative approaches, they’ve achieved significant impact, including hosting youth consultations, planting over 20,000 trees, raising awareness on marine pollution, and leveraging social media for education and advocacy.

Kevin’s advocacy extends beyond local efforts, advocating for a global, inclusive approach to address the climate crisis. He emphasizes the need for collaboration, innovation, and youth involvement in sustainability efforts. Despite challenges, Kevin remains committed to his mission, earning recognition for his contributions, including awards such as Aspen New Voices Fellow, Top 100 Young Conservation Leaders in Africa, and World Bank’s #Blog4Dev Winner. His leadership and passion continue to inspire meaningful change in environmental conservation and youth empowerment on both local and international scales.

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Ken Lunzalu – Kenyan Youth Biodiversity Network

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