Uganda & University of Cape Town, 2021
Amos Amanubo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation Forestry and Production Technology from Makerere University. Over the last two years Amos has been an advocate for youth engagement, capacity building in nature-based initiatives, forest and environmental education, landscapes restoration, circular bioeconomy, sustainable natural resources management and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment.
Amos is the previous global President of the International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA). IFSA is a network connecting forestry and related sciences students, facilitating learning and connecting students to forestry and environmental related organizations and policy platforms. Amos has also served as a steering committee member of the Youth in Landscapes, a capacity development program for young people in agriculture, forestry and agroecology.
Prior to these roles, Amos served as IFSA's Head of Council, overseeing the communications and capacity development commissions, providing support for youth capacity development initiatives in the international forestry arena. He is a Co-founder of Green Trust Africa, an organisation promoting environmental awareness, conservation and sustainability. Amos has served as a youth representative on various forest science, policy and education platforms at both regional and international levels such as the Global Landscapes Forum, UNFCCC COP25, African Forestry and Wildlife Commission and the XXV International Union of Forest Research Organizations World Congress, among others.
Amos is a current member of the XV World Forestry Congress Advisory Committee and he has also served as the Eco-Voice for Uganda under the UN Environment Communication Project in support to the Pan-African Action Agenda on Ecosystem Restoration.