Fabrice Hossa (born in 1979) is a french environmentalist and activist. Through his several projects, he created a global movement and collaborated with many talents to highlight the beauty and the plight of our planet for over 12 years.
Fabrice was raised and inspired by his mother who supported thousands of children orphaned by AIDS in Africa and his father, a wise and generous man. In 2009, he created a collective of artists called Free Spirit. As an ART lover, he organized in 2010 his first photography exhibition in Paris in order to raise funds to support his mother’s non profit organization. 6 talented photographers accepted to be part of that beautiful project. For the first time, Fabrice built a bridge between the beauty of ART and a charity.
Fabrice loves mountains, trekking and traveling. He is literally fascinated by the beauty of nature. In 2017, through his non profit organization Free Spirit, he decided to join the global movement to fight climate change. His work amplifies the voice of the forests, the oceans and the wildlife. The goals of his organization is to raise public awareness on climate change, educate the young generations and take concrete actions on the ground.
Free Spirit Foundation missions are to restore forests across the globe and to create healthy and abundant oceans for us and for the planet.
He is equally recognized by the conservation community and major organizations (IUCN, UNEP, UNESCO, IFAW,the french Ministry of Ecology…) for his outspoken work and the impact of his projects on nature. Most recently, his organization Free Spirit became an official partner of the United Nations on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 and the ocean decade 2021-2030 by UNESCO.
Fabrice collaborates with scientists, filmmakers, conservationists, explorers, leaders and artists to create awareness and inspire action for global issues like climate change and ecosystem restoration. Through visual storytelling, conferences, digital campaigns, art events, Free Spirit inspires millions of people to protect endangered species, restore nature and support vulnerable children.
HIS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION FREE SPIRIT IS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF :
Fabrice Hossa lives a life of art, purpose and adventure, combining a career as an EMEA Development Manager for one of the biggest companies in the IT industry and founder of Free Spirit Foundation, EXPLORE and School for a brighter future. In addition to being a speaker, Fabrice is a leader surrounded by more 500 talents across the globe. All together, they inspire thousands people in the field and millions people through visual storytelling and digital campaigns.
MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS DECADE
TASK FORCE ON ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION
Since October 2021, Fabrice is a member of the United Nations Task Force on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. He will bring his expertise to the UN Decade’s “Best Practice” and « Youth » task forces and will collaborate directly with experts all over the world in accordance with the roadmap and guidelines set out by the Decade.
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world, for the benefit of people and nature. It aims to halt the degradation of ecosystems, and restore them to achieve global goals. Only with healthy ecosystems can we enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change, and stop the collapse of biodiversity.
UNODC report 2020
January 2021 : Free Spirit work to fight illegal wildlife trafficking published in the United Nations ODC report 2020
Planting 100 000 trees
September 2020 : Free Spirit plants 100 000 trees in Kenya as part of its RE-GREEN THE PLANET programme
O’DYSSEY The world ocean day
June 2021: Free Spirit creates the free event Odyssey the ocean day in Paris (850 attendees)
The United Nations on Ecosystem Restoration
October 2021 : Free Spirit became an official partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030
The Ocean Decade by UNESCO
March 2022 : Free Spirit became an official partner of the Ocean Decade 2021-2030
Planting 100 000 trees
May 2022 : Free Spirit plants 100 000 trees in Kenya as part of its RE-GREEN THE PLANET programme
FOUNDER OF 4 MAJOR INITIATIVES
SCHOOL 4 A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Integrating the sustainable global goals at school to save our future