Kumi Naidoo

Africans Rising

Bio

Kumi Naidoo is a South African-born human rights activist of Indian descent who is the current secretary-general of Amnesty International.

From 1998 to 2008, Naidoo was secretary general and CEO of Johannesburg-based Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. He was then executive director of Greenpeace International from 2009 to 2015.

Naidoo is the author of Boiling Point: Can Citizen Action Save the World?.

Featured Work

FEB 16, 2017 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: Kumi Naidoo on Human Rights and the Impact of Climate Change

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, former Greenpeace executive Kumi Naidoo discusses his life of activism, from fighting apartheid in South Africa to his focus ...

Kumi Naidoo

SEP 27, 2016 Podcast

Kumi Naidoo on Human Rights and the Impact of Climate Change

Kumi Naidoo's activism began at 15 years old, when he risked his life to protest against apartheid in his native South Africa. The former Greenpeace executive ...