Rafi Ahmad (1)


Nominated by Bashir Ahmad

All 2023 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees

Rafi is a 16-year-old boy from the USA. He is the founder of ‘Operation Viridis–  a climate justice project that examines the correlation in his home-city of Chicago between historical Redlining, and the increased risk of environmental hazards faced by marginalized (and frequently minority) communities. 

By advocating for the planting of trees as a highly effective, cost-efficient, climate friendly, and scalable solution to fortify impacted communities against increasing environmental threats, Operation Viridis is achieving a measure of climate justice, and helping to advance racial equity.