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Something about us

Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT) is a grassroots organization founded in 2010 that works with and on behalf of the communities within the greater Lake Turkana basin to demand their collective social, environmental, economic, cultural and territorial rights. Recognizing the anti-patriarchal struggle is a
vision expressed in all areas of our work.

Our History

Through support of friends, family, and community, Ikal led efforts to demand for the protection of Lake
Turkana which was facing destruction from the construction of the Gibe III dam and other upstream
developments on the Omo-Turkana basin, whose impacts would destroy lake Turkana, the peoples
livelihoods and our national heritage, which would exacerbate conflicts, increase food security and
irreversibly destroy critical ecosystems.

Currently Active Campaigns


Save L.Turkana

Advocating against destructive projects along the Omo Basin was the genesis of FoLT.
While our scope of work has widened, our resolute fight for improved management of our
lake lives on as an integral part of our work as we collect new data and continue to raise
awareness on the vulnerability of the lake and the community that depends on it.


Protect 'breeding zones, stop undersize fishing'

With population growth and urbanization, increased pressure on traditional inshore and
offshore fishing has led to destructive fishing activities such as undersize fishing. Undersize
fishing affects the fish's breeding cycle and could lead to the degradation of large areas of
productive ecosystems; prompting our campaign for sustainable fishing within Lake Turkana
to preserve fish stock and the entire lake ecosystem.


off Lodwar, Box 515-30500
Lodwar, Kenya. 


Phone: +254 703 486 996




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