Diwa Boateng is the author of story The Forward and backward City . It shows how inequality in an African city is experienced differently by one poor boy and his rich friend. Diwa's story is based on research he carried out in South Africa; where he was born, Ghana; where his father is from; Zimbabwe and Zambia; where his mother grew up and where members of his family still live. Apart from being a UN Climate Justice Ambassador, Diwa is also a certified computer game designer, an avid reader and cartoon animator. His story is dedicated to his grandfather who always encouraged him to study hard.