Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Eden Project Ambassador
Hindou is President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT).
Some background information on Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
She is an expert in the adaptation of indigenous peoples to climate change and a member of the Mbororo pastoralist people in Chad and President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT).
She advocates for the greater inclusion of indigenous people and their knowledge and traditions in the global movement to fight the effects of climate change. Her focus on environmental advocacy stemmed from first-hand experience of the effects of global climate change in her community, who rely on natural resources for their own survival and for the survival of the animals they care for. Lake Chad is a vital source of water for people from Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, and is now 10 per cent of its size from the 1960s.