Save Lake Turkana -Lake Turkana is the largest desert lake in the world and has existed in some form for nearly four million
years. Now, the lake itself, along with the 300,000 people that depend on it for survival, are increasingly vulnerable. The United Nations cultural agency (UNESCO) put the Lake, on its list of endangered World
Heritage Sites because of the “disruptive effects” of the Gibe dams and irrigated sugar plantations over
Kenya’s northern border in 2018. Although the community has spoken up on the importance of the lake,
the Kenyan and Ethiopian governments have done little to protect it.
As part of the community within the basin, FoLT continues to work with and for the community to
collect new data and raise awareness on the vulnerability of the lake and the people that depend on it
through litigation, lobbying, online campaigns and building Beach Management Units and community
capacity on conservation.
Community Environmental Monitoring -Through interactive community based monitoring there is increased potential for collection and
interpretation of real time data through innovation.
Energy Justice - We advocate for the right for communities to choose their own sustainable energy sources. We are
supporting national and local efforts in fighting against the coal plant in Lamu through joint advocacy and policy efforts with local and global partners in the anti-coal and energy justice movement.
Climate change and projects/Energy assessments and tracking - In the Lake Turkana Basin, there has been increased awareness on climate change but limited
understanding on how the various infrastructure and industrial projects in the region such as Oil
production and Development, Geothermal Explorations and Road Constructions have increased the
effects of climate change. These impacts are heightened due to negligible involvement of the affected community members in planning processes and weak implementation of the various laws governing the
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