Oghenekevwe, Nigerian, has 4 years of experience in youth engagement and the ocean-climate science and policy interface. Currently, he is a graduate student at the University of Victoria, Canada, and does research on coupled climate dynamics with the Singh Group (part of the UVic Climate Lab). He is also co-leading a team of early-career professionals to develop EARWAC.com, the first coastal multi-hazard dashboard in West Africa funded by Future Earth and European Space Agency ahead of COP26 in Glasgow. Kevwe is driven by curiosity and his commitment to reduce knowledge-gaps of the physical environment and contribute his ideas, voice, and talents to help solve emergent climate risks and threats to sustainable development.
Kevwe serves on the Development Team of the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network, Youth Policy Advisory Council of Sustainable Ocean Alliance, and represents the Nigerian Youth SDGs Network as Global Focal Point on Ocean/SDG14 at the UN MGCY. Previously, he was on the Virtual Engagement and Sustainable Meetings Advisory Group of the American Geophysical Union and the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council. Kevwe loves board games, outdoor group trips, and memes he finds on his Twitter timeline.