Seminar Series: Ikal Angelei
Goldman Environmental Prize recipient Ikal Angelei will present at the first lecture in the series. Her talk is titled "Mega Dams vs. Local Livelihoods in Lake Turkana Region (Kenya/Ethiopia)."
Angelei founded Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT) in response to the proposed construction of the Gibe III Dam, a project that could threaten food security and local economies of a half million people in Ethiopia and Kenya. As a result of the organization's work, major dam financers such as the World Bank withdrew funding and the Kenyan Parliament demanded independent environmental assessment of the dam's impact.
Sponsored by the BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab and the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI. With support from Duke University Middle East Studies Center.