Sevidzem Ernestine Leikiki
2023 Fellow, Cameroon
Sevidzem is a climate and gender activist from Cameroon’s North-West region. She is a founding member and board chair of Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch (CAMGEW) and works as the organization’s Women Empowerment Officer.
The organization incorporates gender into solving local environmental problems and has received recognition locally, nationally, and globally for outstanding work in caring for nature, empowering communities on agroforestry techniques, forest conservation, and promoting gender equality.
Sevidzem has received numerous awards for her work over the years, and in 2020, she was named one of the BBC’s 100 Women of the Year for “women who create lasting change.” She was also named one of the TOP100 Young African Conservation Leaders for 2021.