Preserving the Environment for Peace

Ikal Angelei

Event: Nairobi Peace Talks 2015
Location: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Date: 12/11/2015

Describing the importance of natural resources to pastoralist communities, Ikal Angelei underlines the need to take into account the preservation of the environment when considering peace processes in Northern Kenya. She urges development work to consult the local people before planning and going ahead with projects that can divide communities.

Tags: Community,  Development,  Dialogue,  Environment,  Kenya

Ikal Angelei

Environmental Activist

Ikal is an environmental activist. She is co-founder and Director of Friends of Lake Turkana, a grassroots organization that seeks to foster social, economic and environmental justice in the Lake Turkana Basin. Ikal completed a Master's degree in Public Policy and Political Science at Stony Brook University in New York. In 2012 she was awarded with the Goldman Environmental Prize, particularly for her voicing on behalf of Northern Kenyan indigenous communities about the environmental implications of the Gilgel Gibe III Dam.