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Watch Ugandan Climate Change Activist Vanessa Nakate's Interview with 'Doha Debates'

Ugandan climate change activist, Vanessa Nakate, speaks about fighting climate change as an African, environmental racism and more in an interview with Doha Debates.

Vanessa Nakate is a leading climate change activist from Uganda. In spite of her continued valuable work in climate change as a young African, it was a viral photo faux pas that occurred earlier this year that made major headlines. The Associated Press cropped her out of a photo alongside American climate activist Greta Thunberg and other white activists at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In her latest interview with Doha Debates, Nakate addresses that incident, environmental racism and what climate change activism in Africa looks like compared to the West.

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Watch Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim's  TED Talk on How Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Fight Climate Change

The Chadian activist—and one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women 2020—says traditional knowledge, as practiced in her native Mbororo community, is one of the keys to combatting climate change.