The "Anthropocene" is a product of misguided ideas like the division of nature from society, which is hard-wired into tertiary education. Rethinking teaching for sustainability, requires rethinking how universities assemble knowledge. African and global south innovators have long troubled concepts that do not advance habitability and wellbeing. Their voices offer vital resources for framing -- and recovering -- an African environmentalism  

Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey founded the Health of Mother Earth Foundation in Nigeria, and runs the School of Ecology

Amilcar Cabral's Agro-economy

Recent work by Filipa Cesar on Amilcar Cabral's early work on soil as the basis of wellbeing

Wangari Maathai

Professor Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Amitav Ghosh

"Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming?

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is an Indian author, ecofeminist, scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty activist and advocate.

Katherine McKittrick

Author of Dear Science and Other Stories (Duke 2021) Katherine McKittrick attends to the links between epistemological narrative, liberation, and creative text.

Ikal Angeli

Ikal Angelei is the Director of Friends of Lake Turkana in Kenya. She is a champion of ecosystem and environment protection, natural resource governance and community rights.

Lungisile Ntsebeza

Lungisile Ntsebeza is the National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Chair in Land Reform and Democracy in South Africa.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Dr. Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.

Firoze Manji

Firoze Manji is a Kenyan activist and the founder and publisher of Daraja Press, and is Adjunct Professor, Institute of African Studies at Carleton University. He focuses on international development, health, human rights, teaching, publishing and political organizing.

Hamza Hamouchene

Hamza Hamouchene is a London-based Algerian researcher-activist at the Transnational Institute (TNI) and a founding member of both the Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC) and Environmental Justice North Africa (EJNA).

Mamphela Ramphele

In her current capacity as co-chair of the Club of Rome that foresaw the present sustainability crisis in the 1970s, Dr Ramphele is working to bring thought leaders and business together to rethink economics sustainably.

Aya Chebbi

Named as one of Africa's most Outstanding Young Women leaders in 2013 and the Young Achiever of the Year 2015. Blacklisted and banned from entering Egypt since March 2014.