Co-chair, Indigenous Women Biodiversity Network, Member of the International Forum on Biodiversity and International Forum of Indigenous Women, and UN Decade Action Plan Challenge lead on Indigenous Peoples and local communities.


A Masai woman from Kenya, Lucy Mulenkei began her activism as a journalist on issues related to the environment and development. She is the Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) and co-founder of the Indigenous Women and Biodiversity Network (IWBN) and the African Indigenous Women’s Organization (AIWO). Ms Mulenkei earned her recognition and awards in areas of Environmental Conservation and has been an Indigenous Advisory Member in several global development organizations, such as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Global Environment Facility. She is the co-chair of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity. She is recognized and lauded for her work in the advancement of the rights of indigenous women – in Kenya, Africa, and worldwide.