Full Name
Co-Founder, Green Africa Youth Organisation & Youth Advisor, Global Center on Adaptation
Speaker Bio
Desmond Alugnoa is the Co-Founder of the Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) and the Africa Program Coordinator for the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA). He is also the youth advisor to the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and a youth leader with many years of experience in climate work.

Desmond’s work focuses on building movements to provide youth and gender-based leadership and support frontline communities to adapt to climate change. His work is dedicated to building capacities of vulnerable groups and providing solutions to pressing environmental issues through community empowerment and public education.

Desmond’s professional background is in Climate and Development policies, Zero Waste Models and Organization Management. He has a Master’s degree in Public Management from the University of Potsdam, a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Cape Coast and further studies with the Zero Waste Academy in Manila, Philippines.