Climate Reality Leader Africa Training

Attend a Training with The Climate Reality Leadership Corps

By joining the Climate Reality Leadership Corps at the training in Johannesburg, South Africa March 12-14, you will join a very select group of world-changers who’ve come together to confront the greatest issue of our time, the one that will define us to future generations. You bring commitment to this cause backed by a long list of accomplishments. This training is your opportunity to take your skills to the next level and go from great to truly exceptional.

During the training, you’ll learn from former Vice President and Climate Reality Project Chairman Al Gore and a group of world-class scientists, strategists, communicators, and organizers about the science of climate change and how to talk to people across the continent about the ways this crisis affects them personally — and what can be done to solve it. You’ll learn how to combine science and solutions, organizing techniques proven by decades of social movements with a 21st-century approach to outreach through storytelling, public speaking, social media networking, and media engagement.

Over the course of the training, you’ll meet trained Climate Reality Leaders with experience in organizing and presenting who come from various professional backgrounds and learn from their experience. You will also meet an incredible group of exceptionally motivated individuals training alongside you including public servants, business people, academics, activists, non-profit professionals, educators, and more. We can’t promise exactly what comes next, but we can promise these three days will change your life.

Sessions Topics and Speakers


Confirmed speakers include notable leaders including Wanjira Mathai, the director of the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies; Ikal Angelei, 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize recipient; and Jonathan Deal, founder of Treasure Karoo Action Group. Learn more about our speakers.


There are many things about Africa that make the great continent particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change: a very unique geography, widespread poverty, intense political challenges, scarce and threatened natural resources, and struggles with development and education. How Africa chooses to address these challenges could open unique opportunities for a pathway to sustainability in the 21st century that could be a model for the rest of the world.

This Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Johannesburg will arm trainees with everything they need to be the best climate messengers in their community. Learn more about topics to be covered in the training.

How To Apply

Applications for the Africa Training are now closed. If you’d like to stay updated for future trainings, subscribe to our email alerts now.

Meet Our Climate Reality Leaders

Diwakar Krishnappa – India

Festus Mutavi – Kenya

Festus MutaviFestus Mutavi, from Kenya, was trained as a Climate Reality Leader in Istanbul in 2013. He is the coordinator of a local community organization called Neema Charity Foundation and is also a member of the Kenya Climate Change Working Group. The Neema Charity Foundation works to involve the local community in sustainable projects and a discussion of the challenges of climate change. By focusing on adaptation and mitigation issues in a way that the local people understand, Festus helps involve the larger community in addressing the climate crisis.


Visit our FAQ page to learn more about what it’s like to attend a training with the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

Can’t attend the Africa Training? Sign up for more info on future trainings.

Our partners:

Food-and-Trees-for-AfricaMelton FoundationGeneration Earth