Environmental advocate for nomadic pastoral communities across the Horn of Africa, Dr Zeremariam Fre, has been awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship.
The Fellowship, which this year focuses on environmental care, promotes reconciliation by bringing global support to individuals engaged in local projects. It recognises Dr Fre’s lifetime work supporting pastoral peoples, advocating for their rights to land and care of the natural resources that support them.
Global Reconciliation is calling for nominations for the 2018 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship. Desmond Tutu's Reconciliation Fellowship is the premier award in the world recognising effective on-the-ground achievements in reconciliation. The 2018 theme of the fellowship is Environmental Care.
The relationship between human beings and the natural environment has always been dynamic. However, in recent times, this relationship has undergone a fundamental and unprecedented transformation. Much natural habitat has been destroyed which, together with other factors, has contributed to changes in macro and micro-climate systems.
Dr Charles Lane, Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship Chair, has launched his beautiful book Barabaig: Life, Love and Death on Tanzania's Hanang Plains. This wonderful book was joyfully received by the Barabaig people and is now available for purchase around the world — for international orders click here
The Barabaig are a group of nomadic cattle herders located in north central Tanzania. In the 1980’s, Charles lived with the tribe for two years and this was the beginning of a life-long friendship.