Jennifer Uchendu researches on eco-anxiety and related environmental emotions in young people at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. She is a climate justice advocate with lived experience of eco-anxiety and youth organising in the global south.
Uchendu is also the founder of SustyVibes and The Eco-anxiety Africa Project, a first of its kind initative in Africa exploring the experiences of eco-anxiety in African youth populations through research and advocacy. She has been involved in several international research projects on eco-anxiety in Africa, Europe and North America.
She was also part of the Mecca project where she led a workshop and dialogue on the research outcomes to stakeholders in Lagos. Jennifer is an alumnus of the Institute of Development Studies, UK and is regularly invited to speak on youth eco-anxiety at conferences and events.