Group chairman, Tshepo Mahloele, has been unveiled as the new Patron in Africa for the Global Citizen movement.

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Group chairman, Tshepo Mahloele, has been unveiled as the new Patron in Africa for the Global Citizen movement at an event in Johannesburg and another one in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday 29 March 2022.

Global Citizen is an international advocacy group that brings together world leaders, celebrities, philanthropists from around the world to lead campaigns fighting poverty, climate change and empowering young girls.

2022’s focus will be on fighting extreme poverty.

The End Extreme Poverty NOW – Our Future Can’t Wait campaign — will feature a calendar of major global events focusing on three critical issues:

  • empowering adolescent girls across the world;
  • breaking systemic barriers that keep people trapped in poverty;
  • and taking climate action now.

Tshepo will occupy the office for the next three years and will serve alongside Sandiaga Uno, Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, the Republic of Indonesia, the new Patron of the Campaign in Indonesia as part of this year’s G20 summit.

The movement is supported by the deputy secretary-general of the UN, Amina Mohammed, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema, foreign minister of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama, Rwanda’s environment minister Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, and former executive director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

For more information about the policy aims of the End Extreme Poverty NOW campaign visit, globalcitizen.org/2022 and follow @glblctzn on Twitter.