Executive Director

Lagi Toribau

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.

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Our Board of Directors

Oury Traore – Board Chairperson

Oury has been working as an International Senior Consultant in Peace & Security in Senegal since January 2008. She has sound expertise in Peace & Security, Gender, Participatory Training, Process Facilitation, organizational Development, Civil Society, and Coaching. While she works mainly on peace and security issues in Africa, her focus is on the West African region, and she works closely with the African Union, the African Center for Strategic Studies, the European Union, ECOWAS, and other major Development Partners, International NGOs and African CSOs. She holds an M.A. in Human Rights and Democratization from EUIC, Italy and Austria; a second M.A. in Sustainable International Development (SID) from Brandeis University, MA; and a B.A. in Sociology from Berea College, KY.

Loice Erambo

Loice is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Secretary. She is currently practicing Nairobi, Kenya as a Commercial Lawyer and as a corporate governance expert. Loice is also a policy expert and has been involved in review of various statutes in Kenya including the Refugees Act. She is also the current Curator (Head) of the Nairobi Hub of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Through this platform, Loice has curated several environmental initiatives including reforestation efforts and campaigns to encourage adoption of green solutions.

Tracey-Lynn Field 

Tracey-Lynn is an academic and currently holds the position of a Full Professor at Wits, with her work focused on the environment, mining and climate change. Tracey-Lynn’s home discipline is law, but her work is interdisciplinary, drawing on a broad range of approaches in the social sciences. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles over her career. Tracey-Lynn has actively supported and worked with environmental non-governmental organizations over the past decade, and has chaired the board of the Centre for Environmental Rights for more than two years. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Independent Problem Solving Service of the Benchmarks Foundation.

Nisha Naidoo

Nisha has more than 20 years professional experience in impact and communication strategy consulting and implementation; organisational and project development and management; business skills, knowledge and capacity building and mentoring in the public, private, non-profit sectors. Nisha holds two Masters degrees in Business Administration and Fine Arts. She has lived, worked and studied across the world and worked with multi-lingual, multicultural and cross-functional, international teams and organisations. She is also a recipient of a Denis Brutus Community Activist Scholar fellowship from the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu Natal and a Chevening fellowship from the British Foreign Office and Commonwealth.

Edmore Nyanhongo

Edmore’s employment history spans multiple industries and disciplines such as broadcast, agricultural finance, and electricity, in addition to his experience working with international and regional NGOs. He has occupied a range of senior management positions in his career and currently works for an economic research institution based in Pretoria, South Africa. Edmore is currently studying towards a Doctorate in Business Administration (DUT, SA), and he holds an MBA from the Management College of Southern Africa.

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