Azeez Salawu


Azeez Salawu, 28, Nigerian, is a youth in agriculture advocate and climate activist with broad experience in mobilizing the youth for climate action, food and nutrition security and sustainable development in Nigeria.

He is the Founder and Executive Director at Community Action for Food Security (CAFS), a registered not-for-profit organization committed to promote a food secure Africa through the provision of efforts that supports sustainable agriculture and enhance livelihood.

Azeez currently serves as Youth Leader for the UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue where he coordinates all the youth engagements with the National Convenor in Nigeria, an ambassador, CLIMATE2020 Conference, Hamburg, Germany (2020). Azeez is a Leader, Climate Reality Leadership Corp; the Convener, annual Food Security Future Summit; Member, FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition; Member, Global Food Security Cluster; Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria; Member, Nigerian Civil Society Framework on Paris Agreement and SDGs. He is also a member of Youth Liaisons in support of the UN Food Systems Summit.

Azeez has participated in high-level discussion and negotiations both at the international and local levels on critical developmental issues on climate change, agriculture, sustainable development, human rights, and policy reforms. Azeez operates effectively at the governmental and policy levels as well as at citizens and community levels. He has a Masters Degree in crop production.

Message: I pledge to use my position to advocate against zero hunger and malnutrition. I will work with other young people, particularly PLWD, who have been left behind in planning and implementation around the food systems. I will encourage everyone to join efforts in order to sustain our food systems. Personally, I strongly believe that through our collective responsibilities as stakeholders across the value chain, we can achieve a lot of transformational change we truly want to see as we continue the fight against hunger and malnutrition thereby sustaining our food system. Everyone must get involved!
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