Meet Samuel Chijioke Okorie, the 1st Runner-Up of TALKAM Human Rights Article Competition 2021
March 31, 2021
Samuel is a Social Researcher/citizen volunteer passionate about grass root and community development, knowledge in Digital Tech expertise, marketing, and sustainability. Samuel has professional recognition as a climate activist/Environmentalist and Gender/Human right Instructor by FIGHR (UN Affiliate organization) with over 4years of professional field working experience in development sector on Climate/Environment, Education, Gender and Social Justice Advocacy.
Samuel is a certified climate and health educator; and certified community facilitator for women and children. A global youth representative and speaker. Samuel Have spoken in global forums like World sustainable development forum, Youth Leadership Network, Earth odyssey, Vox media, POP Festival, MOCK COP26, POP Youth Festival, UN Climate Change Dialogue, Warsaw Executive meeting on Loss and Damage, Santiago committee Network on loss and damage, and lots more; in addressing climate change, advocacy and grass root mobilization. He is a recipient of global leadership awards, recognitions and appreciations. A Spokesperson for MOCK COP26, an Ambassador for UNODC Education for Justice (e4j), Youth Mentor and Africa Youth Ambassador for POP Movement, Ambassador for Global Youth Climate Action Initiative, Team partner at Eco City and Cheers, Member and L&D Representative for YOUNGO, member of YOUNGO UNFCCC L&D Working Group, Team lead partner representing Africa on a global Campaign #NotYetRecycled by JF media. Samuel has a global recognition from over 40 countries.
Samuel is a fellow of federation of International Gender and Human Right, A fellow of GUNZ leadership Institute, a fellow of UNESCO Center; Peace land Nigeria; an SDGs Champion (Nigeria) 2020 among others. Samuel has also gained certification in the field of climate advocacy, health, gender, peace and conflict resolution, human right advocacy and Leadership. Samuel is a graduate of the prestigious University of Calabar where he got his first Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology with Computer software application diploma at Mater Misericordia computer institute.
During his undergraduate studies in University of Calabar, Samuel served as the President of Student of Student Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria University of Calabar Branch, Secretary General of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related offense commission student Anti-corruption Vanguard (ICPC-SAV) Cross River State, Chief editor and Director of Resource room at Sociology. department Unical, Independent Electoral committee Chairman at YALI Cross River State Hub, and Electoral Chairman at Sociology department University among others.
Samuel has reached out directly to over 23,000 youths with over 100,000 indirect audience through his projects, consultations, and
advocacy across Africa and the world at large. Samuel is the pioneer of POP NIGERIA PROJECT envisioned to empower over 70,000 lives.
As one of the participants of TALKAM Human Rights Advocacy Course, Samuel participated in the 2nd edition of TALKAM Human Rights Article Competition and emerged the 1st runner-up.