Joy Hayley Munthali
Joy Hayley Munthali is a youth activist and the founder and current executive director of Green Girls Platform, a female-led initiative that works to address the violence that girls and women face due to Climate Change in Malawi. Green Girls Platform is also the Co-founder of We Trust You(th), a global initiative that was set up to challenge and support youth-focused donors and NGOs to partner with and fund young people more intentionally and equitably. Joy is also an advisor for the Global Resilience Fund. She enjoys volunteer work and engaging with youth, especially girls and young women, to ensure that their rights in relation to climate change are fully realized. Joy was Malawi’s Youth delegate to the Climate Change Conference of Parties 25 (COP25) in 2019 and the Youth for Driving Climate Ambition in 2021. Joy is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Environment and Climate Change at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources where she also attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science in 2018.