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Nigar Arpadarai Assumes Role as UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP29

Nigar Arpadarai, has been appointed as the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP29.

She is an independent member of the Milli Majlis (Parliament ) representing a central constituency in Baku city since 2020.

Arpadarai, with a diverse background spanning 15 years in international organizations, sports, and telecommunications, brings a wealth of experience to this new role.

In her parliamentary capacity, she serves on two key committees—the Foreign and Inter-Parliamentary Relations Committee and the Family, Women, and Children Committee.

Notably, she holds the position of Chairperson for the Working Group on Azerbaijan-Portugal Inter-Parliamentary Relations in the Parliament of Azerbaijan.

Before her tenure in the Azerbaijani Parliament, Arpadarai served as the Director of the Marketing and Communications Department and the official spokesperson for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix since its inception in 2016.

Ms. Arpadarai further extends her influence as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Azerbaijan National Anti-Doping Agency (AMADA).

Her academic credentials include bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law and international relations from Baku State University.

She is expected to bring to fore a commitment to global climate action, leveraging her multifaceted expertise to contribute meaningfully to addressing the pressing challenges of our time


By Dare Akogun


Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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