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Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT) is a grassroots organization that works in the greater Turkana basin with a mission to foster economic and social resource and environmental justice. FoLT works to protect the environment, advancing human rights protection and advocacy through sound policy and practices

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FoLT’s founder Ikal Angelei is a world-renowned environmental and rights activist whose efforts led to her and the organization being recognized by the Goldman Environmental Prize in (year). Born in the largely remote and historically marginalized Turkana County in Kenya,

Just environment and empowered citizenry.

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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The extractive sector in East Africa is growing

Peter Kamalingin: The extractive sector is fairly young in East Africa but it is growing in relevance If you are coming from outside you would think that finally the region has got its problems solved.

Why everything should be done to save Lake Turkana

On June 28, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee added the Lake Turkana National Parks to the list of World Heritage in Danger. The move came in response to the increasing hazards confronting the world’s largest permanent desert lake and its ecosystem, especially with...

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Environmental Justice

As we strive to honor and protect the rights of our habitat and seek fair treatment for all living things, as an organization we have purposed to promote environmental protection through education, advocacy, policy development community awareness and legal action in the following:

L. Turkana

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Climate Change

Sensitizing the community on the consequences of human interference on Mother Nature. Documenting success stories by people who have been hit hard by climate change.


Increase awareness of Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) as a community right that ought to be respected before land acquisition by investors, leaders or government.

Resource Governance

Without advocating and lobbying for transparency and holding our leaders and key industry players accountable for how they manage natural resources in Turkana County, the majority of Turkana might continue to languish in abject poverty. Currently, our focus is on:


Education for Public Sector Advocacy

Extractives & Energy

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Climate Change

Sensitizing the community on the consequences of human interference on Mother Nature. Documenting success stories by people who have been hit hard by climate change.

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International Women's Day

1909 The first National Woman's Day was observed in the United States on 28 February. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honour of the1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions



International Day of Action for Rivers

Every year on March 14, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world's rivers and those who struggle to protect them. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to celebrate victories such as dam removal and river restoration.



International Day of Forests

 The International Day of Forests was established on March 21st, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012.

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