Mensa Kwami Tsedze

Mensa Kwami Tsedze – Africa Program Director for Earth Guardians, holds a bachelor’s degree in animal biology from the University of Lome, Togo, and a master’s degree in ecology and ecosystem management at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. His passion for environmental issues has seen him lead initiatives and publish articles in partnership with various organizations for more than a decade. In terms of his literary work, he has authored and contributed to several scientific articles published in world-renowned journals. Some of his work includes “Africa’s Future, Guarding the Globe”, “Toward a new pan Africanism, A brief description”, and “Africa, Go Green! A New Initiative for the Continent’s Youth to Become Leaders in the Global Environment Needs to Combine Activism with Knowledge, Research and Policy.

Mensa has led numerous environmental protection initiatives. He served as the UNEP-TUNZA West Africa Youth Ambassador from 2012-2013, organizing workshops for 5,000 youth. In 2014, he was Togo’s One Young World Ambassador. From 2015-2019, as director of Jeunes Verts Togo NGO, he advocated for environmental policies. In 2016, he was elected Vice President of the UNEP-EBAFOSA platform in Togo, leading a project that trained young people in agroforestry and sustainability. He joined Earth Guardians in 2020 as the Africa Regional Director before becoming the Africa Program Director in 2022, coordinating crews, projects and networks across the continent.