Lucy Mulenkei

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"Lucy Mulenkei is a Maasai from Kenya who began as a broadcast Journalist in the government-run radio for 17 years on issues of the environment and development. Her programming focused on environmental problems in the rural Kenya and the East African Region. Lucy is the executive Director of Indigenous Information Network (IIN) in Kenya, which publishes the popular grassroots publication, Nomadic, and Environmental News magazines, focusing on environmental issues and successes affecting pastoralists and hunter-gatherers in Africa. IIN also disseminates environmental information related to the indigenous movement worldwide, and organizes workshops in Nairobi to provide a platform for African indigenous peoples to share and discuss information and to clarify their positions with respect to important international events like the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

"For the past twelve (12) years, Lucy has been working both as a chair and coordinator of the African Indigenous Women's Organization in the East African Region (AIWO), indigenous women and biodiversity Network (IWBN)for Africa and co-chair at the global level, focal point for International Indigenous Forum on biodiversity(IIFB) representing Africa, and one of the founder and member member of International Indigenous Women Forum FIMI...

"At the National levels Lucy works closely with the ministry of Environment and other development issues. She in the past three years been appointed as one of the committee members of the Public Complaints committee on Environment under the Kenyan Environmental act a term that was for three years and has been renewed for the second term. Before Lucy also served as a member of the National Environmental Council still established under the same Environmental Act of 1999. Lucy has participated as a board and committee member of many organizations organizations both at the National regional and international levels."[1]


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  1. Global Environmental Governance Project Advisors, organizational web page, accessed January 18, 2013.