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Trésor Badisungu

Democratic Republic of the Congo  
Climate Change Africa Opportunities...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Trésor Badisungu is the Africa Coordinator of the pan-African non-profit organization called: Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO) whose mission is to improve and strengthen the resilience of indigenous and local communities to climate change from a perspective of poverty reduction, climate and environmental justice, environmental protection and inclusive and resilient management of natural resources in Africa.

Through the organization Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO), Trésor Badisungu has carried out several projects to support local initiatives that support indigenous peoples, women and local communities to resist and face injustices caused by human rights violations, forest and environmental governance problems, industrial projects and investments that do not comply with the environmental standards. He is involved and leads advocacy to facilitate the improvement of progressive policies and the implementation of alternative frameworks that are environmentally equitable in order to eliminate the inequalities and injustices suffered by millions of women and girls farmers and work with self-managed groups that traditionally come from marginalized communities in Africa.

He set up and coordinates the CCAO Network, which currently brings together 54 national focal points and 1404 entrepreneurs and young Green Climate Ambassadors involved in advocacy and adaptation to climate change and which works with partners, government institutions , grassroots community organizations, indigenous and local communities to implement many climate smart initiatives and influence relevant policies to help build communities resilient to climate change and its impacts in Africa.

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