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Rose Birgen

Natural Justice: Lawyers for...
Joined September 2015
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Right to Information
My name is Rose Jeptoo Birgen though most people refer to me as ‘Jep’. I come from Uasin Gishu County, Kenya, also called the home of long distance runners in the world (my emphasis). It is also a place where I have basically spent three quarters of my life. I have three siblings- one sister and two bothers- and four nephews. My academic background is law. I enjoy hiking and in my free time, you will probably find me playing cards, pool, hanging out with my nephews - Nuri and Telo - or trying out a recipe.

I currently work as a researcher with Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment. My work mostly entails analysing laws and policies in the Extractives, Infrastructure and Industry Program in Kenya, analysing EIAs and assisting communities to draft complaints on violated license conditions. I am honoured to be part of an exciting team, doing exciting work with the aim of bringing positive change in the environmental sector. I hope people will understand that we only have one earth, that our social and economic aspects are interlinked with the environment, hence we have to hold our environment in high esteem.

I am honoured to be part of an exciting team and I hope to learn about how different organisations are using this tool to achieve environmental justice.

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