Adama Bamba

African-German Leadership Academy, AU Commission Youth Advisory Board


Adama Bamba started his journey as a co-founder of a local youth organization called Green Student on the Ivory Coast. Based on his engagement with youth and academic background in earth science, African Union Commission selected him as a member of the Africa Youth Advisory Board on Disaster Risk Reduction (AYAB DRR) in May 2019. His activeness led him to the position of AYAB DRR vice-chairperson in March 2020. His position led him to develop and follow up projects with partners UNDRR, UNDP, and UNESCO. He is a member of the Resilient 40, a network of youth leaders across Africa working on climate change issues. In June 2021, Adama was recruited by UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa as a consultant to develop the guideline for meaningful youth engagement in the DRR policy process. He also co-led and moderated the first youth forum with policy makers for meaningful youth engagement in DRR. This consultation helped him to understand the challenges of youth organizations. He has been engaged as a young volunteer in the expert team for the development of the Covid-19 recovery framework for Africa. Furthermore, he co-led the development of the Children and Youth Statement for the 8th Africa Regional Platform (AfRP) & 7th High-level ministerial meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction that took place from 16 to 19 November 2021 in Nairobi-Kenya. Adama BAMBA has been selected by the German Development Institute to take part in the BMZ African-German Leadership Academy focus on sustainability, governance, and leadership.

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