Board of Directors
A medic by profession, Ismahan sits on the board of several other organizations and has over 10 years of experience in running NPOs. Ismahan has also led several medical initiatives that help support the health of communities affected by climate change. Currently working as a senior nurse at Cambridge university hospital and boasts of over 15 years of experience in nursing and care, especially at the community level.
Mana Omar is a climate scientist by profession, a climate justice/gender advocate for the indigenous pastoralist communities of Kenya, and the Founder and CEO of Springs of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (SASAL). Mana is also a youth leader with the UN Women Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition, lead of Fridays for Future Kajiado and Refugees for Future Kenya. She is a member of Fridays For Future MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas). Mana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology and is currently finishing up a master’s degree in Environmental Governance. She is also a certified impact analyst with experience in writing research pieces on the social & Environmental impact of companies. Mana works closely with women who she sees are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis by educating them, empowering them, and capacitating them to lead more resilient lives.
Fazeela is an environmentalist turned climate activist. She’s the Co-founder of Wild Heart Kenya Foundation which focuses on climate mitigation, natural regeneration, and empowering children. She started volunteering in the Tsavo Conservation area where she learned the importance of community conservation and the contribution of indigenous practices in protecting the earth’s biodiversity Alongside her friend Tiju Aziz, Fazeela has worked on major drought mitigation projects in Lamu where the effects of climate breakdown were catastrophic. Communities living next to wildlife areas were the hardest hit. Their work saw the implementation of sustainable projects that continue to benefit, both wildlife and communities. She is currently working with communities in the Tsavo Conservation Area and Mombasa, with communities who have been hard hit by the pandemic through the regeneration of deforested areas, empowering girls, and climate education in areas affected by the climate crisis Attachments area
Mark is a climate change specialist, consultant, and meteorologist currently working with WFP. he has over 10 years of experience in the disaster risk management field through the integration of climate information into decision-making. He has also worked in supporting the implementation of early warning systems and forecast-based financing approaches.
Muhammad Lamin Sayid Khan
Muhammad is a global human and environmental rights activist with over 10 years of experience in management, movement building, development programming, strategic campaigning, and organizing for social change. A Gambian born was the founding youth chair of ActionAid International’s youth working group and lead coordinator for the Activista initiative, where he leads and guides work with young people in 47 countries globally. Muhammed Lamin’s career in humanitarian, campaigning and advocacy, and grassroots movements work includes roles at the Red Cross and ActionAid and the establishment and leadership of the largest Pan African movement of movements in Africa and the Diaspora called “Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity” for almost six years. Saidykhan serves in many advisory councils and boards including CoP26 UK Government’s CSOs and Youth Advisory Council, Oxfam Novib Alliance, Movement Fund, ActionAid International The Gambia, etc. In 2016, Muhammed Lamin and his colleagues organized widespread protests to get long-time Gambian dictator Yahaya Jammeh to step down, a success that followed many years of his work with young people and women through training and non-violent organizing for social change. Muhammed Lamin holds a master’s degree in Business Administration