Greenpeace Africa is a growing movement of people acting in protection of the environment. Our campaigns use peaceful, creative confrontation to expose environmental injustices around the world and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.
Lagi Toribau is the Executive Director (Interim) of Greenpeace Africa.
Lagi began his journey at Greenpeace 17 years ago, as a volunteer in the Pacific in 2001. He has since worked on various issues and has held different roles and capacities in different countries. He was the leader of the Oceans Campaign in the Pacific for several years, promoting sustainable and equitable fisheries. He spearheaded Greenpeace’s political engagement on numerous environmental issues across the 17 Pacific Island countries, including issues like climate change. He was also the Project Leader for several ship tours chasing after pirates.
Lagi was instrumental in internationalising key Pacific campaigns, particularly on tuna and facilitating key global climate Pacific initiatives. He also spent time in East Asia as the Head of Programmes in Korea for two years and some time in Beijing helping develop a regional oceans campaign programme. He spent some time at Greenpeace Africa as the Interim Programmes Director, Engagement Director and Senior Manager – Strategic Planning and Development. As part of Greenpeace International, he has managed a number of global projects and programmes, including the Global Tuna Political Project.
In 2016, Lagi ventured out and did consultancy work for the Fiji government and Oxfam in the Pacific providing mentoring, technical support and training for key development and conservation organisations in the Pacific, trade and human rights organisations.
He is also pursuing his postgraduate studies in Diplomacy, Governance and International Relations. Most recently, Lagi was the Global Campaign Leader for Greenpeace International, leading its Food and Agriculture Programme based out of Taiwan.
Charles Abani is a seasoned international development practitioner and social innovator with over 20 years’ experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Charles has been involved in influencing processes that improve citizen engagement, democratic reform, governance and accountability and building bridges for change across the public-private-citizen divide. His work covers a wide range of sectors including poverty reduction, education, health, gender and social inclusion, human rights, climate change, economic development transparency, accountability and good governance and sustainability. Charles has extensive experience in managing organisations, projects and driving change internationally in the UK, across Africa and especially in Nigeria. He has worked successfully across a number of organisations including VSO International, ActionAid, Oxfam, and ARK, and also delivered impactful programs with UN-systems organisations, DFID and USAID. Charles also has extensive board experience. Charles is currently a Director at Chemonics International for West, Central Africa and Haiti, and is based in Abuja, Nigeria.
Joanna Kerr is President and CEO of Tides Canada, a leading national charity that enables community-led transformation advancing environmental, social, and economic justice in Canada. Joanna led Greenpeace Canada as Executive Director, working to stop climate change and protect precious biodiversity while supporting Indigenous rights. Joanna has held senior positions with Oxfam Canada—where she spearheaded its women and climate campaign—and the North-South Institute, where she was researching, writing and influencing international policy and processes for women’s rights and empowerment as a Senior Researcher throughout the 1990s. Some of her publications include The Future of Women’s Rights (Zed Press co-edited with Ellen Sprenger) Ours by Right: Women’s Rights are Human Rights (Zed Press) and Demanding Dignity: Women confronting Economic Reforms in Africa (North-South Institute co-edited with Dzodzi Tsikata). Joanna has served on numerous boards including Gender at Work, The Nobel Women’s Initiative, the Society for International Development and CIVICUS. She is currently the Chair of the Board of The Match International Women’s Fund.
Ketty Olive Lubandi is a consultant, she provides management advisory services to international, non-governmental and corporate organisations. Prior to that, for 20 years she worked in the international development and humanitarian sectors: in shared senior leadership roles and promoted good governance, results based management and effective resource utilisation, and in multi-sectorial programmes & projects. Some of the global organisations she worked for include Lutheran World Federation-World Service, Concern Worldwide, The International Livestock Research Institute, Actionaid and Care International. Ketty served on the boards of The Aids Support Organization, the Uganda NGO Forum, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Network and Greenpeace Africa. She holds an MSc in Strategic Planning from Heriot Watt University – Edinburgh Business School, UK, a BSC. in Business Administration & Economics from the Stockholm Universitet, Sweden and is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), UK