Fatou Jeng has five years’ experience in the climate activism space. She is the founder of Clean Earth Gambia, a youth-led NGO focused on gender, climate change, conservation, and environmental awareness. Besides, she is the Policy Operations lead for Women and Gender in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Youth Constituency (YOUNGO), where she has been leading policy submissions on gender and climate change since COP23.
Jeng is currently pursuing a master’s degree in environment, development and policy at the University of Sussex, as a Chevening scholar. Jeng has received a number of recognitions and awards for her work in creating awareness about the environment. She was recently listed as one of the Top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders in 2021 by a collection of international NGOs including WWF, the World Scout Movement, the African Alliance of YMCAs and the African Wildlife Fund. Jeng is one of the 30 young people selected by the United Nations Youth Envoy office to support the organization of the first ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit in 2019. She has served as a moderator, speaker and resource person for several national and global programs on environmental issues and climate change, including: the UN ECOSOC Forum in 2018 and 2019; COP23 and COP24; the Global Landscapes Forum’s 2018 Bonn conference, Action for Climate Empowerment Youth Forum 2018, and more.