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Kumi Naidoo was born on 1965 in Durban, South Africa, is a Human Rights activist. Discover Kumi Naidoo’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 55 years old?
|Occupation||Human Rights activist|
|Age||55 years old|
|Birthplace||Durban, South Africa|
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Kumi Naidoo Net Worth
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|Net Worth in 2020||$1 Million – $5 Million|
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Timeline of Kumi Naidoo
In 2019 Amnesty International admitted to a hole in its budget of about £17m in donor money to the end of 2020. In order to deal with the budgetary crisis Kumi Naidoo announced to staff that the organization’s headquarters would cut almost 100 jobs as a part of urgent restructuring. Unite the Union, the UK’s biggest trade union, said the redundancies were a direct result of “overspending by the organisation’s senior leadership team” and have occurred “despite an increase in income” .
The crisis at Amnesty International became public in 2018 when Gaëtan Mootoo, 65, a researcher of three decades, killed himself at Amnesty’s Paris office, leaving a note blaming work pressures and a lack of support from management. A review found Mootoo’s pleas for help had been ignored. A few weeks later Rosalind McGregor, 28, an Amnesty intern in Geneva, killed herself in the UK . According to Mootoo’s former collaborator, Salvatore Saguès, “Gaëtan’s case is merely the tip of the iceberg at Amnesty. A huge amount of suffering is caused to employees. Since the days of Salil Shetty, when top management were being paid fabulous salaries, Amnesty has become a multinational where the staff are seen as dispensable. Human resources management is a disaster and nobody is prepared to stand up and be counted. The level of impunity granted to Amnesty’s bosses is simply unacceptable.” After none of Amnesty’s managers were held accountable for the poor working conditions and systematic misspending by Amnesty’s international secretariat, a group of workers petitioned for Naidoo’s resignation. On December 5 2019 Naidoo resigned from Amnesty International citing ill health. Naidoo said, “Now more than ever, the organisation needs a secretary general who is fighting fit and can see through its mandate with vitality that this role, this institution, and the mission of universal human rights deserve.” .
On 21 December 2017, Amnesty International appointed Kumi Naidoo as its next Secretary-General. In August 2018 Kumi succeed Salil Shetty, who served two terms in Amnesty International as the Secretary-General from 2010. The Secretary General is the leader and main spokesperson for Amnesty International and the Chief Executive of its International Secretariat. Kumi started his role at Amnesty with an opening session from Africa.
Between 2015 and 2018, Kumi was also the Launch Executive Director of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity
In 2015 Naidoo announced that he would be leaving the post of International Executive Director in the middle of his second term . Announcing his departure from the role of IED he said; “When I leave, I am looking forward to taking up an even more important role with Greenpeace: as a volunteer.” Naidoo returned to South Africa to focus his work on energy justice. Naidoo’s resignation came shortly after it emerged that the organization suffers a budgetary crisis. In 2014 a leaked document indicated that a staffer had lost £3m in donor money on the foreign exchange market by betting mistakenly on a weak euro while Greenpeace’s financial department faced a series of other various problems due to mismanagement . The further documentation showed that this was only one example of how the organization was not managing its finances well and neglecting its reputation. It was also revealed that Greenpeace International’s program director Pascal Husting was regularly commuting by plane between his home in Luxembourg to the organization’s offices in Amsterdam. A letter from 40 Greenpeace Netherlands staff called on Husting to resign. Greenpeace International staff shortly joined their colleagues demanding that Executive Director Kumi Naidoo should resign as well .
In this November 2014 recording, Kumi Naidoo talks about a Billion Acts of Courage
He has been a vocal critic of the failure of bodies like the World Economic Forum, to go beyond “system recovery”, “system protection and maintenance” instead proposing a system re-design. Kumi Naidoo uses the WEF to amplify environmental messages to business leaders and politicians and lobby for green business practices and transformational changes in the energy sector. During the World Economic Forum in 2013, while Kumi Naidoo was rubbing shoulders with the world’s wealthiest elites, Greenpeace activists were blocking a Shell gas station just outside the Swiss mountain resort demanding that the oil giant drops its ambitions to drill for oil in the Arctic. Naidoo regularly attends United Nations climate negotiations and advocates for increased ambitions from governments to cap emissions and vigorously move towards an energy sector based on renewables meant to help humanity avoid catastrophic climate change.
Kumi was selected as one of the 21 ICONS South Africa: Honouring the legacy of Nelson Mandela (2013)
Naidoo has been actively involved in acts of peaceful civil-disobedience in the Arctic Ocean region against Shell and Gazprom’s plan to drill in the Arctic’s melting ice. In August 2012, Naidoo along with a group of Greenpeace volunteers occupied Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea for 15 hours, for the second time in the Arctic. A year before, in June 2011, Naidoo spent four days in a Greenlandic prison after scaling an oil platform owned by Cairn Energy, as part of Greenpeace’s “Go Beyond Oil” campaign. He was deported to Denmark where he spent a short time in Danish custody before being released in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Kumi was also the first African head of Greenpeace, an international environmentalist group, serving as its International Executive Director from 2009 to 2015. He has served as the Secretary-General of Civicus, an international alliance for citizen participation, from 1998 to 2008. Kumi was also the Launch Executive Director of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity. He has also served the Global Call to Action Against Poverty and the Global Call for Climate Action (Tcktcktck.org), which brings together environmental aid, religious and human rights groups, labour unions, scientists and others and has organised mass demonstrations around climate negotiations..
Kumi Naidoo joined Greenpeace in 2009. He had been persuaded by his daughter Naomi to take on the role. Greenpeace’s commitment to direct action and civil disobedience was what attracted Naidoo to the organisation. Naidoo saw his role as the executive director of Greenpeace as that of an alliance builder and an agent of change. Importantly, Naidoo saw the intricate connections between environmental justice, women’s and human rights as being interconnected, occasionally bringing him much criticism from Western-born environmentalists who tended and tend to see environmentalism as a discrete cause.
From 1998 to 2008, he was the Secretary General and chief executive officer of the initially Washington-based Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, which is dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world.
He suspended his studies at Oxford to return to South Africa in 1990 in order to conduct literacy campaigns after the release of Nelson Mandela from prison and Mandela’s decision to run for president of South Africa. Naidoo, like many South African-born Indians, identifies himself as a Black South African. He noted that the completion of his doctorate was absolutely essential given that he was told that he was “the first Indian activist” from South Africa to earn a doctorate at Oxford.
Naidoo’s doctorate was earned in the late 1990s, after he returned to England from South Africa.
After Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990, Kumi Naidoo returned to South Africa to work on the legalisation of the African National Congress and to lead the adult literacy campaigns and voter education efforts.
After battling apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s through the Helping Hands Youth Organisation, Naidoo led global campaigns to end poverty and protect human rights in various roles including; being the Ninth Secretary-General of Amnesty International. until December 2019 when he made the decision to step down from his position due to health-related reasons.
Kumi Naidoo (b.1965, Durban, South Africa) is an African human rights and environmental activist.