Founded in 2009 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2023

Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action

Advancing ecological rights, opposing industrial extractivism

Founded in 2009, the Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA) works to protect and advance the human and environmental rights of marginalized, Indigenous and ignored communities affected by industrial extractivism and chemical pollution in Kenya. CJGEA’s work is guided by the symbiotic relationship between community livelihoods and the environment. It advocates for the sustainable protection, respect and fulfillment of human rights and environmental justice. Its programmatic work is focused on public interest litigation, access to education, the climate crisis and human rights protection and advocacy.

CJGEA supports Kenya’s Indigenous coastal and inland communities to challenge the negligence and injustices of corporations, the government, and environmental agencies. They do this with a focus on influencing the prioritization of community interests and ecological balance in local and national governance.