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Company Description

The Goldman Environmental Prize was established in 1989 by late San Francisco civic leaders and philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman. Prize winners are selected by an international jury from confidential nominations submitted by a worldwide network of env...more

Background Information

Employment History

Environmentalist

Somali Youth League


UNEP


Horn

Africa Relief and Development Organization


Somali Environmentalist, Founder

Somalia Peace Initiative


Co-Founder and Executive Director

FSSADA


Affiliations

Horn Relief

Co-Founder


Adso

Founder


Development Organisation Adeso

Founder


other education-relief organizations

Founder


We

Board Member


Emmie Spencer12-11-14 Adeso

Founder, Founder


Adeso

Founder


Sun Fire Cooking

Co-Founder


NGO

Founder


Women's Coalition for Peace

Founder


Resource Management Somali Network

Founder


Education

MA

University of Connecticut , School of Social Work


Web References(156 Total References)


Fatima Jibrell - Goldman Environmental Foundation : Goldman Environmental Foundation

www.goldmanprize.org [cached]

Fatima Jibrell
Fatima Jibrell Fatima Jibrell 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. 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. Keep up to date with their work and follow ADESO and Jibrell on Twitter. Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Download high resolution photo Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Download high resolution photo Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Download high resolution photo Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Download high resolution photo Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) 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 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 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 Fatima Jibrell Connects the Dots between Environmental Degradation and Violence in the Horn of Africa 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


Turning the Tide for Africa’s largest Coastline - Goldman Environmental Foundation : Goldman Environmental Foundation

www.goldmanprize.org [cached]

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:


Fatima Jibrell - Goldman Environmental Foundation : Goldman Environmental Foundation

www.goldmanprize.org [cached]

Fatima Jibrell
Fatima Jibrell Fatima Jibrell 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. 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. Keep up to date with their work and follow ADESO and Jibrell on Twitter. Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Download high resolution photo Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Download high resolution photo Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Download high resolution photo Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Download high resolution photo Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) Fatima Jibrell, 2002 Goldman Prize winner for Somalia. (Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize) 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 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 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 blog (139) Fatima Jibrell Connects the Dots between Environmental Degradation and Violence in the Horn of Africa 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


Board | African Development Solutions | Adeso Africa

adesoafrica.org [cached]

Fatima Jibrell - Founder and Board member US, UK and Kenya
Fatima Jibrell, founder of Adeso It is Fatima's drive, courage and leadership that have made Adeso the organization it is today. Fatima is not only Adeso's founder and former Executive Director, but is also an engaged member of both the Kenya and US Board of Directors. Under her leadership, Adeso played a key role in developing an indigenous environmental movement in Somalia, and gained international acclaim for inspiring social and political change. Fatima has also worked hard to educate rural pastoral communities, and has faced war, drought and harassment in a prolonged effort to organize women and protect Somalia's natural environment. Aside from her work with Adeso, she has co-founded an NGO dedicated to the use of affordable solar cooking in Somalia, and serves on the board of a local Somali radio station dedicated to peace and human rights.


www.fssada.org

Fatima Jibrell
Co-Founder of FSSADA Advisor


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