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Ms. Fatima Jama Jibrell

Pilot Grantmaking Program

Goldman Prize

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Goldman Prize

160 Pacific Avenue Suite 200

San Francisco, California 94111

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

UNEP

Fatima Jibrell wins global environmental award - Neo

Executive Director

Adeso

Affiliations

Founder
Horn Relief

Founder
Somali Parliament

Founder
Development Organisation Adeso

Founder
Adso

Founder
Emmie Spencer12-11-14 Adeso

Founder
other education-relief organizations

Founder
Somalia Peace Initiative

Board Member
We

Founder
Women's Coalition for Peace

Co-Founder
Sun Fire Cooking Inc

Founder
NGO

Founder
Resource Management Somali Network

Co-Founder
FSSADA

Education

MA

University of Connecticut , School of Social Work

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Fatima Jibrell - Goldman Environmental Foundation : Goldman Environmental Foundation

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Fatima Jibrell saved northeastern Somalia from the massive logging of old-growth acacia trees by persuading the regional government to create and enforce a ban on exports of charcoal made from the trees.
Fatima Jibrell was born and raised in Somalia and came to the United States, where she completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She is a naturalized American citizen. In the early 1990s, she returned to Somalia and founded African Development Solutions (ADESO), then known as Horn of Africa Relief and Development Organization. She also is the coordinator of the Resource Management Somali Network (RMSN), which includes environmental groups throughout the Horn of Africa. And she was instrumental in creating the Women's Coalition for Peace to counter the emergence of a new political crisis in northeast Somalia in the Puntland region.
When Jibrell was a child, her parents confined her to their hut, worried that she would wander into the tall grass, habitat for Somalia's lions. In her lifetime, she has seen extreme environmental devastation: In many regions the grass, and the lions, have vanished and desertification is a serious threat.
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In response to the charcoal crisis, Jibrell and ADESO trained a team of young people to organize awareness campaigns about the irreversible damage of unrestricted charcoal production. In 1999, ADESO organized a peace march in Puntland's main town to stop the "charcoal wars. As a result of her education and lobbying, in 2000 the Puntland government banned the export of charcoal and has since enforced the ban, leading to an 80 percent reduction in exports. To eliminate the domestic need for charcoal, ADESO promotes the use of solar cookers. In the course of their campaign, Jibrell and ADESO's staff received numerous threats. ADESO continues to work across the boundaries of clans, a significant accomplishment in Somalia where clan conflicts are common.
Jibrell teaches a grassroots response to drought and water scarcity by teaching community groups, especially women and youth, to build small rock dams. By slowing the runoff during the brief rainy season, these small dams nourish vegetation, crucial in slowing the growth of arid lands.
Jibrell also has joined with several villages in eastern Sanaag to form the Buran Rural Institute (BRI). With the help of ADESO and NOVIB, a Dutch NGO, BRI has brought together women, men, elders, youth and nomads to focus on peace, political participation and natural resource issues. In May 2001, BRI organized a Camel Caravan in which young people loaded tents and equipment on camels to walk for three weeks through a nomadic area and educate the people about the careful use of fragile resources, healthcare, livestock management and peace.
While Jibrell focuses on arid zones, she has not overlooked the importance of the marine environment. She is one of the lone voices speaking out against the degradation of the Somali marine environment in local, regional and international meetings.
In 2013, Jibrell officially retired from ADESO, after making significant progress in enforcing the charcoal ban and helping the organization expand its work to South Sudan and Kenya. She remains on the organization's board of directors. Her daughter, Degan is now the Executive Director.
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Keep up to date with their work and follow ADESO and Jibrell on Twitter.
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Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia.
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In this guest blog, Goldman Prize winner - and African 'shero' - Fatima Jibrell (2002, Somalia), pictured above, gives an update on a new program developed by her organization, African Development Solutions (Adeso). With ...Read More
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2002 Goldman Prize recipient Fatima Jibrell recently hosted a funder's briefing at the Goldman Prize office in San Francisco to educate potential donors about the recent work of her organization ...Read More
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In mid-November, a devastating cyclone made landfall in Somalia's Puntland region- home to 2002 Goldman Prize winner Fatima Jibrell. Jibrell is working with her organization Adeso to raise funds and ...Read More
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Fatima Jibrell Connects the Dots between Environmental Degradation and Violence in the Horn of Africa
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In the early 1990s, as the civil war and famine broke out in Somalia, Fatima Jibrell was compelled to do something about what was happening to her land and her ...Read More


In this guest blog, Goldman Prize ...

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In this guest blog, Goldman Prize winner - and African 'shero' - Fatima Jibrell (2002, Somalia), pictured above, gives an update on a new program developed by her organization, African Development Solutions (Adeso). With support from our pilot grantmaking program, Adeso is restoring Somalia's fragile coastline, a critical ecosystem for people and wildlife alike:


Environment; Energy and Climate Archives - Two Views Beyond the Hill

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Fatima Jibrell, however, persevered as an environmental activist working to empower local communities to conserve and manage their natural resources. In the wake of Somalia's 1991 civil war, she co-founded the non-profit organization Adeso (previously called the Horn of Africa Relief and Develop Organization). In recognition of her advocacy of community-driven environmental consciousness, Jibrell was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2002 and the National Geographic/Buffet Award for Leadership in African Conservation in 2007. Most recently in November 2014, she became Somalia's first Champion of the Earth, the United Nations top environment award.


Stephanie, Author at Two Views Beyond the Hill

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Fatima Jibrell, however, persevered as an environmental activist working to empower local communities to conserve and manage their natural resources. In the wake of Somalia's 1991 civil war, she co-founded the non-profit organization Adeso (previously called the Horn of Africa Relief and Develop Organization). In recognition of her advocacy of community-driven environmental consciousness, Jibrell was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2002 and the National Geographic/Buffet Award for Leadership in African Conservation in 2007. Most recently in November 2014, she became Somalia's first Champion of the Earth, the United Nations top environment award.


Conflict & Security Archives - Page 2 of 4 - Two Views Beyond the Hill

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Fatima Jibrell, however, persevered as an environmental activist working to empower local communities to conserve and manage their natural resources. In the wake of Somalia's 1991 civil war, she co-founded the non-profit organization Adeso (previously called the Horn of Africa Relief and Develop Organization). In recognition of her advocacy of community-driven environmental consciousness, Jibrell was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2002 and the National Geographic/Buffet Award for Leadership in African Conservation in 2007. Most recently in November 2014, she became Somalia's first Champion of the Earth, the United Nations top environment award.

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