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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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    Of the many things I'd forgotten about my home town of Durban, the one I'm reminded of most often is the humidity. When we were kids here we'd go to discos and be dripping with sweat after a few minutes of dancing. It's the same thirt... Read more >

  • Occupy the world

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 20 October, 2011 at 14:08 18 comments

    Credit: NASA

    At the weekend my twitter feed was alive with news of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world, including in my adopted city of Amsterdam, taking a stand in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

    It is a... Read more >

  • 2011 Green Game Changers

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 30 September, 2011 at 17:03 1 comment

    The Huffington Post has been kind enough to include me in their list of game changers for 2011. It really is an honour to see myself in the company of such amazing and inspiring people – all of whom are doing fantastic work.

    While all of the nominee... Read more >

  • 40 years of Inspiring Action

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 15 September, 2011 at 8:48 105 comments

    Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better future for our pla... Read more >

  • Tim DeChristopher, A New Hero

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 28 July, 2011 at 17:21 5 comments

    The environment and the world have a new hero, a reluctant hero perhaps, but someone who in good conscience could not stand by and watch a grave injustice take place without trying to prevent it. Without taking a stand at a risk to his own lib... Read more >

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