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Kumi Naidoo

Born in 1965 and hailing from South Africa, Kumi Naidoo has been Greenpeace’s International Executive Director since November 2009.

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  • Africa's False Dilemma

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 29 October, 2012 at 14:34 17 comments

    Ecological and economic welfare are two sides of the same coin and having to choose between developing economies and societies on one hand, and protecting the environment on the other, is a false dilemma. This false dilemma is often used by private co... Read more >

  • “What is the most surprising thing about working at Greenpeace?” I asked a new colleague at work the other day. She looked to the side and took a moment before she replied. She finally turned to me and said: “The most surprising thing is Greenpeace st... Read more >

  • Marching for A Future That Works

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 23 October, 2012 at 11:00 4 comments

    More than 150,000 people came to London last Saturday to protest against austerity measures and march for A Future That Works. The rally was organised by the Trade Union Congress, the national trade union centre in the UK representing the vast majorit... Read more >

  • Global Campaigning 2.0

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 15 October, 2012 at 15:35 4 comments

    Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo addresses protesters at the anti-nuclear demonstration.

    ‘Clicktivism’ has come of age as the digital driver of the #PowerOfWe. Malcolm Gladwell’s infamous dismissal of online activism as ineffective signature gathering missed the point in 2010, when he coined the phrase; sharing information, crowd sourci... Read more >

  • Commitment to a sustainable peace

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 21 September, 2012 at 20:34 11 comments

    Demonstration against Iraq War in GermanyWhat is peace? In a world at times ravaged by armed conflict, from Africa to Asia, is peace simply an absence of war? Or is there more to it than that?

    Today, on the International Day of Peace, it is important to reflect on some of these questions, p... Read more >

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