AFRICA CLIMATE JUSTICE AND ENERGY COORDINATOR
(80% of Full Time
Deadline for applications: 24 January 2022
Friends of the Earth Africa / International is seeking an Africa Climate Justice and Energy Coordinator based in any of the following 4 countries: South Africa, Mozambique, Togo or Nigeria.
Start date: late February 2022 / 1 March 2022.
About Friends of the Earth International and Africa
Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) is the world’s largest grassroots environmental network with 73 member groups and over two million members and supporters around the world. We envision a society of interdependent people living in dignity, wholeness and fulfilment in which equity and human and peoples’ rights are realised, a society founded on social, economic, gender and environmental justice and be free from all forms of domination and exploitation, such as neoliberalism, corporate globalisation, neo-colonialism and militarism. Friends of the Earth Africa is the regional African grouping of FoEI.
Background on climate justice and energy in Africa
Africa has been ravaged by 500 years of colonialism, extractivism, debt and dispossession. The continent bears a huge dirty energy footprint, a development pathway often imposed by global North countries and transnational corporations, while much of Africa’s people lack access to energy and other basic rights to live a life of dignity. Coal, oil and gas extraction have devastated communities, caused human rights abuses, destroyed the local ecology, and polluted the air, water, soil and peoples’ lungs and bodies. Africa and its peoples are already facing horrific climate impacts even though they did the least to create this crisis. It is imperative to end the extraction of fossil fuels and exploitation of the continent’s rich natural resources by northern countries and transnational corporations and support African countries in an energy transformation, towards a people-based, renewable energy future.