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Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT) is a grassroots rights, resources and environmental advocacy organization with a community lens, working to foster social, economic and environmental justice in the Turkana Basin. It tries to achieve this by:

  • Safeguarding community resources
  • seeking environmental justice
  • securing community benefits
  • realizing women and youth as key agents of change.

FoLT is registered as a Trust under The Trustees (Perpetual Succession Act) CAP 164. It started off as a campaign pressure group advocating for the protection of the Gibe 3 dam, whose development has catastrophic impacts on Lake Turkana and the ecosystem around it. As a campaign pressure group, FoLT was able to strengthen communities’ engagement with issues of Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) in relation to International financial institutions (IFI’s) financing of development projects as well as other safeguards both domestic and international.

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our mission

To foster social, economic and environmental justice in the Turkana Basin through promotion of sustainable management of resources and protection of the natural environment with stakeholder participation.

our Vision

 Just environment and empowered citizenry.

Our Causes

Environmental Justice

This thematic area is our commitment to honor and protect the rights of our habitat, fair treatment of all living things and promotion of environmental protection through education, advocacy, policy development, community awareness and legal action.

Resource governance

This thematic focus works towards advocating and lobbying for transparency and accountability of public and natural resources.

Community Rights

Through advocacy, litigation, education and rights monitoring, the thematic focus ensures that youth and women are protected, consulted and included in the decision making processes as well as have a platform to hold government and companies accountable.

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resource center

Friends of Lake Turkana resources center is a community center located in Natambusio along the Lodwar-Kalokol Road. Opened in 2014, the center has an ideal meeting and conferencing facility that is well-furnished and equipped with Wi-Fi connection, stationary, projector and projector screen as well as outside catering services.

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