Agnes Leina, from Kenya, is the Founder and Executive Director of Il’laramatak Community Concerns (ICC) whose name denotes ‘caregivers’, or pastoralist. ICC is an Indigenous People’s Organization whose main goal is to restore dignity among Indigenous people, with special emphasis on Girls and Women. ICC envisions a society of Indigenous Peoples of Kenya that is free from all forms of discrimination. Agnes is the Gender Coordinator of IPACC, Indigenous People of Africa Coordinating Committee, a position she has held for the last five years alongside being a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Global forum for indigenous women (FIMI), a global Indigenous Women’s network. She has advocated for the rights of women, including women pastoralist in a number of international and regional climate change and human rights conferences, meetings and fora.
Conference Presentation, SER2021