Special Adviser to Hon. Minister of Environment, Federal Ministry of Envrionment, Nigeria
Esther Agbarakwe is an international development and digital communications expert with experience working on environmental sustainability, social justice and reproductive health and rights.
She is currently works as Media adviser to Minister of of State for Environment, Nigeria and previously worked as a Adviser to Former Minister of Environment and UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed.
She was a two-time Chair and Convener, General Assembly – ActionAid Nigeria (2011- 2013) with the responsibility of driving ActionAid’s policies and programmes in Nigeria. Previously she worked as an International Advocacy Fellow (Population, Health, Environment and Climate Change) at Population Action International, Washington DC, USA. She has participated and led several youth representations to major Climate Change and development conferences including Rio+20, Durban Conference, COP17 and most recently COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco
She has also worked on other projects with defunct UN Commission on Sustainable Development, African Development Bank, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and The Elders and various local CSO like Society for Family Health, Climate Change Network, AYICC etc
Esther is the co-Founder of ClimateWednesday, an online platform that connects young Africans on issues of climate change with focus on building a climate smart generation. In 2009 She Co-founded of Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition (NYCC), and a Younger of an Elders initiative involving notable leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Brundtland. Esther is also a Commonwealth Youth Climate Fellow, Atlas Corps International Fellow, and Dekeyser & Friends Foundation Academy Awardee. Esther Spent spent a year as International Advocacy Fellow at Population Action International in Washington DC, USA. and holds a a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of Calabar, Nigeria.