An environmental thinker, activist and ecological policy advocate with an interest in environmental justice and community rights, Ikal Angelei is the Kenyan environmentalist featured in the documentary Sea Change. She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2012, particularly for her voicing of environmental implications of the Gligel Gibe III Dam, speaking on behalf of marginalised communities in Kenya. About five years ago, what began as a part-time research and social media advocacy role to save Lake Turkana, turned into a full-time career as a lobbyist, citizen-activist, environmental advocate, and Founder of Friends of Lake Turkana. Ikal is also currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Leicester looking at the political ecology of community benefit sharing in oil development in the Turkana region of Kenya.
Ikal AngeleiChris Johnson2018-10-10T00:41:17+00:00