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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:
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.
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.
Just environment and empowered citizenry.
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.