Elibarick is listed as a guest speaker for one of our discussions but he does not work at Cumberland Lodge. We cannot share his contact details and it is not always possible for us to pass on contact enquiries to past speakers.
Elibarick Simon, age 26, is an environmental activist from Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma. While volunteering with Raleigh International, and the UK aid-funded International Citizen Service programme, in Songwe, Iringa and Morogoro he saw first-hand the impacts of deforestation on Tanzania’s landscape, which is seeing tree loss at twice the global rate.
He is now leading a nationwide campaign in Tanzania called #KeshoTutachelewa (Tomorrow Is Too Late). This youth-led campaign aims to support young people across the country to plant 10 million trees by 2022. This will help reverse deforestation in rural areas impacted by farming and the use of wood for fuel. The campaign also aims to change negative environmental behaviours into positive ones, support decision-makers to put in place positive environmental policies, and mobilise a generation of young Tanzanians to act for their future.
Elibarick is also campaigning internationally as a Reverse Deforestation Youth Champion for the Action Not Excuses global environmental campaign. He regularly takes to radio and social media to help raise awareness about the impact of climate change, and volunteers with a number of NGOs to ensure that positive environmental messages are being heard by as many young people as possible.