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    They told me to get married, shun ‘climate justice’

     Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate walks along the shore of Lake Victoria on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda, December 6, 2021. [AP photo]

    Vanessa Nakate, is a self-taught climate justice activist and author of The Bigger Picture. At 25, the Ugandan says I am “finding myself in places where society doesn’t expect me to be.”

    She is this year’s Global Goals Campaign Award winner by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers for her efforts in climate change.

    Her work she says, is intersectional as “she knows that educating girls, alleviating poverty and addressing gender discrimination are critical to achieving a more sustainable future.”

    Nakate admits that while in school “I really didn’t understand how much it was affecting people in reality,” but issues got clearer in 2018 while researching on climate change evident in floods, landslides and…

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