Patrick Saidi Hemedi
Patrick holds a master’s degree in environmental security and Global Warming. He is the National Coordinator of the Dynamics of Indigenous Peoples Groups (DGPA, for its French acronym).
Expert in the defense of the rights and culture of indigenous peoples at the national, regional, and international levels. Laureate of the Equator Prize in 2025 with the DGPA, member of the Board of Directors of RRI (Rights and Resources Initiative), Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Network of Indigenous and Local Peoples for the Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystems of the DRC (REPALEF-RDC/REPALEAC) and co-president of the DGM Mechanism in the DRC