The Covid pandemic altered the context of conversations around climate transformation. On one hand, the early lockdowns resulted with tangible evidence of the negative effect of human activity on the environment. On the other hand, the pandemic revealed that new leadership was required to tackle the emerging challenges. The ALT Foundation held the Zambia Climate Leadership Transformation (ZCLT) Summit in at the height of the pandemic in 2020.
The Summit revealed the need to densify the interconnections between different individuals and organizations in Zambia; seeing this as a leadership challenge, the ALT Foundation launched the InnoVuntu Initiative (https://innovuntu.org/) which seeks to – among other things – strengthen and build transformative leadership able to tackle the existing and emerging climate-related challenges.