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Meet the Team


Prean Naidoo

Founder Executive Director

  1. Prean Naidoo has been in the organic agriculture space for the last 10 years, working in sub-Saharan Africa designing and delivering training of trainers on the production of nature based solutions for agriculture and the restoration of soil fertility. He has also been launching the CSOGI social enterprise in 10 different countries. Recently he completed a 6 month consultancy with the African Development Bank's Technology for African Agriculture Transformation project. He is skilled in creating high-level partnerships and initiated the first African Consortium Against Climate Change, a pan African consortium covering all countries in SSA: He is passionate about restoring soil fertility in Africa as a transformative mechanism. He  lives in Cotonou, Benin where has has started a meditation group. 


Coumba Diop

Director West Africa


  1. Coumba is a trailblazing woman. Her Masters in International Relations, coupled with her commitment to social change through agriculture, she is an asset to CSOGI. Her internship at WIEGO International demonstrates her commitment to women in the informal sector. She is also one of the founding members of APEDEA (Association pour l’Environnement et le développement en Afrique).Passionate about youth engagement as a way to build long term sustainability in agriculture, she has started youth groups in various countries in West Africa. She lives in Mallika, just outside Dakar, Senegal. 


Victor Mihailov

Director: Russia

With us since our founding. Bring years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organisation grow and succeed.


Nick Hancock

Director: Strategy

Nick Hancock joined Climate Smart Organic Green Initiative with the vision and drive to improve upon our Climate Change Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

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Nivashen Naguran

Director Marketing and Business Development 

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Harriet Asekenye

Director East Africa

With us since our founding, Jesse Neimus is one of our veteran team members. They bring their years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.

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