Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda. Vanessa was the first Fridays For Future climate activist in Uganda and founded the Rise Up climate movement to amplify the voices of activists from Africa. Her work includes raising awareness of the danger of climate change, its causes and its impacts. Vanessa has also led the campaign Save Congo Rainforest, defending an area which is facing massive deforestation. This campaign has spread to other countries, from Africa to Europe. She is currently working on a project that involves installation of solar and institutional stoves in schools.