Neoka Naidoo is at the forefront of one of the most pressing issues facing society today: climate change. Holding qualifications in both environmental science and public leadership has given Naidoo the tools to excel in her current position as project lead for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
In her role, she strengthens the relationship between governments and NPOs that are interested in or affected by the elements of the climate change convention.
If we are to tackle the problems associated with climate change, it is essential that there is consistent engagement from all stakeholders — a goal that Naidoo works tirelessly to facilitate. She trusts that her work on the frontlines of the climate crisis will create an impact.
“My proudest moment was being the leader that I thought I would be — empathetic, genuine, strategic and supportive,” she says.
“Tough times are when you need support; ask for help when you need it. It is a strength, not a weakness.”