2012 Tutu Fellow James Mworia has been honoured by The Nature Conservancy for championing conservation of nature and advancing climate action in Kenya. The award was presented by US Senator Bill Frist, the chair of the Conservancy, at a ceremony in Washington DC. The award was for his work at the Kenya Project for Finance Performance Initiative.
James was one of three recipients globally of the Nature’s Advocate Award. The prestigious award is bestowed every year by The Nature Conservancy to its trustees who champion policies that address climate change and conservation challenges.
The Kenya PFP promotes sustainable and inclusive conservation efforts that also create an innovative lasting solution to food shortages in Kenya from severe drought. When he received the award, James said that he had sought to connect his conservation work to outcomes that improved the livelihoods of people. Conservation is not inconsistent with improvement of livelihoods, and that’s the solution.
Other winners of the award included Lorelei Cloud, a Tribal Nations leader from Utah.
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