Bonolo Madibe

External Relations Officer

Hello! I’m Bonolo from the UK.

Bonolo, tell us a bit more about yourself!

I hold an MSc in Gender, Development & Globalisation from the LSE and a BA (Hons) Development Studies and International Relations from the University of Westminster. I am a passionate advocate for social change with a vision to enhance women and girls’ rights and accelerate climate action.

My professional experiences have given me a well-rounded understanding of how to build communities and establish targeted partnerships to support the development and growth of high-impact social initiatives. Having worked with leading corporate organisations at across a diverse range of issues to support young leaders who are committed to creating innovative solutions for accelerating social change, I have a strong understanding of how to build entrepreneurial communities for impact.

Inspired by working alongside a team that is dedicated to putting people at the core of climate action for a more inclusive society, I joined YEE to strengthen my environmental knowledge, and gain exposure on how cross-sector partnerships can catalyse collective action through a shared vision to reduce environmental impact and promote youth engagement to deliver climate friendly solutions.

What are some of the causes you care about?

Sexual and reproductive health, sustainability and human rights.

What do you hope the world will look like in 2050?

More equitable, inclusive, and restorative.

If you could time-travel, what era would you like to visit and why?

The 1960s, so that I could see the women’s rights movement in action.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

Visiting a gallery.

Give us one quote that describes your personality, or that you simply love!

A jack of all trades is a master of none, but better than a master of one.’