Having worked with African communities for over eleven years, in 2019 on International Human Rights Day, Natural Justice, together with the International Land Coalition, launched the African Environmental Defenders Fund. Initially, this fund targeted African members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) who faced threats and harassment due to their work as environmental defenders.
In 2021, Natural Justice and its partners expanded the initial fund, with the result that it can now provide emergency funding to a wider array of environmental defenders. This includes any land and environmental defenders across Africa who are facing an emergency due to their activism.
The 2020-2021 Narrative report provides a breakdown of the Fund and its accomplishments over two years.
We thank the partners: the International Land Coalition, ICCA Consortium, VOICE, the Pan-African Climate Justice Activists (PACJA) consortium: Oxfam Novib, FEMNET and African Youth Commission.