GOOD TALK WITH AKILAH JARAMOGI

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Akilah Jaramogi Akilah Jaramogi is a Forester, Environmental Consultant, Social
Entrepreneur and Cultural Activist. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of
the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP) in St.
Ann's, Trinidad and Tobago and a director of the Maroon Women
Chamber of Cooperation in the caribbean. As an environmentalist,
Akilah has received many awards over the years, her most notable was
being the recipient of Trinidad’s highest humanitarian honour, the
Hummingbird Gold Medal Award on behalf of her organisation,
FACRP. In December 2017, Akilah attended the International Civil
Society Week in Suva, Fiji, where civil society and environmental
stakeholders worked together to find common solutions to global
environmental challenges caused by climate change. She also
partnered with Commonwealth Foundation and Civil Society
organisations in the Caribbean to understand the linkages between
Gender and Climate Change. This project ran from 2018 to 2019. Akilah
was also part of the contingent, representing Trinidad and Tobago at
the Slow Food Terra Madre gathering in Torino, Italy. Her passion for
ecological sustainability and nature is rooted in the work of her
Merikin ancestors living off the land in the Company Villages in South
Trinidad.

Akilah engages in new forest conservation and rehabilitation methods
within the Fondes Amandes Community to curb the trend of forest
and bush fires and to reforest the hillsides by imploring methods of
agroforestry and permaculture.

Over the past three decades Akilah has worked tirelessly to share
FACRP's model of community forestry in Trinidad and Tobago, the
Caribbean, the Americas, Europe and the South Pacific region by
participating in conferences, workshops, facilitation sessions and
training workshops. Through these partnerships many community
initiatives were developed to address both social and environmental
issues.