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Ikal Angelei: Dams, Human Rights and Local Livelihood in Lake Turkana Region, Ethiopia
September 12, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - January 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Please join us for a lunchtime conversation with Ikal Angelei, 2012 recipient of the Goldman Prize for Environmental Activism. 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.
Sponsors: BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab and the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI. With support from Duke University Middle East Studies Center