Divine Ntiokam recognizes the critical importance of the youth in building a resilient, sustainable and prosperous agricultural sector in Africa and around the world. This passion drove Divine to start the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network Global (GCSAYN) in May 2014, of which he is now the Executive Director.
The teams in 100+ countries work to raise awareness about Climate Smart Agriculture among young men and women, educating them for the benefits of sustainable approaches in 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 UN Secretary General’s vision with “DECADE OF ACTION”. In addition to this, he is the Core Member for the Strategy Group on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at Africa Europe Foundation. Divine recently moderated one of the World Food Prize Foundation Global Youth Initiative Roundtable Discussions in 2021.
” I want to see young people at the center, i want to see person with disabilities at the center, i want to see Indigenous people and equally women to achieve the SDGs by 2030 “