Adenike is an internationally renowned climate activist. Having accomplished herself as a local climate change agent in her home country of Nigeria, she served as Nigeria’s youth delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at its 2019 Conference of the Parties 25 in Madrid, Spain, and represented her country again at COP26 and COP27. Adenike is a recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience by Amnesty International Nigeria in recognition of her fight for both climate justice and human rights. Recently she has been invited to be an International Climate Protection Fellow by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn. In 2019, she participated in the first United Nations Youth Summit hosted in New York. In 2021, she developed a curriculum on “Ecofeminism and Climate Change in Africa,” which is taught in Enginyeria Sense Fronteres's online and in-person courses. Adenike leads a Pan-Africa-based organization called I Lead Climate Action Initiative and she is pioneering the Ecofeminist movement and green democracy in Africa.
At THE NEW INSTITUTE, Oladosu Adenike is involved in the program Black Feminism and the Polycrisis.