FADE (Fight Against Desert Encroachment) Africa is a Non-Governmental Organization, founded by Dr. Newton Jibunoh in May 2000 (incorporated 2002). The organization which is accredited by the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development has been at the forefront of the efforts in combating environmental degradation in Africa.
As an organization, FADE Africa remains committed to providing platforms that would give Africa the opportunity to analyze its environmental problems and develop strategies to address them.
Dr Newton Jibunoh, OON, the founder of FADE is popularly known as the Desert-Warrior. He has crossed the Sahara Desert from Lagos to London three times; twice as solo efforts and once in the company of five other warriors.
FADE Africa is presently accredited by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum and endorsed by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). It currently has working partnerships with Lagos, Delta, Ogun, Kano and Jigawa State governments.
FADE Africa is also in partnership with the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) on the bridging and greening of the Sahara desert. A special purpose vehicle known as the Nigerian Society of Engineers – Taming African Deserts (NSE-TAD) to drive the project has been established and the Governing Council and Boards inaugurated.
FADE Africa is made up of skilled and seasoned professionals with collective proven track records in strategic analysis, project and programme management, building and construction, environmental management, agro-forestry and community development.