Roland Nkwain Ngam is a doctor of development studies with a passion for climate justice and re-visioning of economies in Africa, exploring what degrowth in South Africa would look like and calling for an Agriculture Green New Deal.
He is the Project Manager for Climate Justice at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – Southern Africa office. He also manages the website www.climatejusticecentral.org for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s four African regional offices. The platform trains young journalists on climate issues and helps publish some of their work. Before that, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Emancipatory Futures Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand.
He has crafted or helped craft policies on climate justice, co-operatives, agriculture value-chains, energy poverty and African futures for a number of different entities in Africa, including policy centres, municipalities, parliamentarians, governments, etc.
Dr. Roland’s main interests include climate justice, degrowth, water policy and democratically-owned and managed power grids. He is a firm believer in commoning and co-operatives. He has written extensively on these issues for different publications.