Later, he worked as a Freelance Consultant, providing professional advice and expertise on sustainability issues using his diverse experience.
Now, he serves as the Assistant Environmental Officer at UNHCR. His work with this refugee agency has centred around offering advice on alternative sustainable cooking energy programmes, ensuring they are sustainable and compliant.
Godfrey shares what keeps him going:
“The issue of sustainability needs to start from home, and this needs to rise from the fact that environmental resources are vital to us. We need to protect, conserve, and sustainably use these limited natural resources.
My value has always been to be a custodian and take the responsibility of managing our limited natural resources and taking this knowledge to the general public, family, friends, and colleagues.”
He strongly believes we all must do this to ensure a balanced world for all living organisms. Godfrey is also harnessing the power of social media to drive change:
“I speak to groups, people one-on-one, and communities to discuss our current problems. Social media has provided us with a great platform to do this!”
About winning the Sustainability Leader of the Year award, he shares:
“For me, winning this award means so much. This is my first-ever sustainability award with global recognition. The award only motivates me to do more work in this area and continue inspiring others to do right by the environment.
It means so much in terms of my career and is a huge personal milestone for me.”
Organisers of this award believe that we need more courageous sustainability leaders taking risks and leading the way, but we also need to support them on their journey.