Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)

Advocating for climate justice and safeguarding the rights of Mother Earth

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)
Nigeria and South Sudan | Founded in 2011 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2019 | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) is an ecological think tank founded in 2011 that advocates for environmental/climate justice and food sovereignty in Nigeria, South Sudan and Africa at large. 

The work of HOMEF is directed by 3 core ideas: 

  • The importance of safeguarding the rights of Mother Earth; 
  • Centralizing community voices in protest against oppression and pollution in their environment; 
  • Pursuing  justice in people’s engagement with the environment and nature’s cycles at policy, corporate, and individual levels. 

HOMEF sees the exploitation of nature as a reflection of the unjust relations that exist between people and the socio-political, gender and economic crises in society. HOMEF has 3 programmatic areas which make up its work: hunger politics, fossil politics, and Ikike – a knowledge space comprising the Sustainability Academy, School of Ecology and Community Dialogues.