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Mr. Ntiokam Divine recognizes the critical importance of the youth in building a resilient, sustainable, and prosperous agricultural sector in Africa. This passion drove him to start the Global Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (GCSAYN) in May of 2014, where he now serves as its Managing Director. The network includes teams from a hundred plus countries, working to raise awareness on Climate Smart Agriculture among young men and women, educating them on the benefits of sustainable approaches to increasing agricultural yields and resilience.
Alongside his role in GCSAYN, Divine was elected as the African Continental Vice President of Youth in Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubation Network in July 2018. By providing business incubation and powerful networks of support, the Network aims to build an Africa in which youth-owned enterprises in animal resources contribute to poverty reduction and food security. In addition, he was equally nominated as one of the Food and Land Use (FOLU) Coalition International Ambassador in 2018
Divine’s entrepreneurialism and advocacy for greater inclusivity is nothing new. His background includes rich experience in youth mainstreaming, most notably in coordinating and facilitating the translation of the Sustainable Development Goals into over sixty local languages on the African and Asian continent to ensure that “No One Is Left Behind”. In addition to this, in 2020 the UN Special Envoy to the Food Systems Summit 2021 appointed Divine as one of the Champions to leverage the SG`s vision within this DECADE OF ACTION. In addition, he is a Core Member of the Strategy Group on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at Africa Europe Foundation, recently moderating one of the World Food Prize Foundation Global Youth Initiative roundtable discussions with leaders from all over the world.