Leading African Activist Fatima Jibrel Announced as Winner of Top Global Environmental Prize
Mareeg.com, 7 November 2014, Warka
Fatima Jibrell, one of Africa’s leading environmental activists was announced Friday as the first Somali to win the UN’s top environmental accolade, the Champion of the Earth award.
Stirred by the devastation caused by the civil war in Somalia, Jibrell founded the Horn of Africa Relief and Development Organization in 1991, now known as Adeso – a non-profit organization operating in South Sudan, Somalia and Northern Kenya – to bring environmental and social justice to war-torn regions and communities.
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