• Bashiru Koroma

    GEEP Fellow
  • Staff

Bashiru Koroma has over 12 years of experience in conservation leadership, natural resource management, ecotourism, and environmental health (water, sanitation, and waste management). Currently, Bashiru is the Product Planning and Development Officer at the National Tourist Board Sierra Leone, focusing on the initiation and implementation of national tourism policies, programs, and projects in Sierra Leone. Bashiru is also the Executive President and Founder of Keep Africa Beautiful Sierra Leone, a youth-led environmental company in Sierra Leone, and the National Coordinator for Climate Live Sierra Leone, using music and concerts to engage, educate, and empower young people to ensure that local leaders take actions to combat the climate crisis.

Bashiru is a Mandela Washington Fellow for the Young African Leadership Initiative and also a United States Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) MENTOR-PACE Fellow. Bashiru holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the African Leadership University School of Business (ALUSB), a Conservation Leadership Pathway from the School of Wildlife Conservation (SOWC), African Leadership University, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) specialized in Environmental Health from Njala University. Bashiru is a member of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), and he is the NDC Partnership in Country Facilitator for Sierra Leone.  Bashiru is highly passionate about youth advocacy, climate justice advocacy, and environmental education for children and youth.  Bashiru is currently searching for a partnership to establish an academy that builds the capacity of young people with knowledge and skills in leadership, conservation, natural resource management, and climate change actions. This academy will identify young transformational community leaders who contribute to finding innovative solutions to the increasing deforestation, plastic pollution, and environmental and climate change challenges in local communities in Sierra Leone.