Despite being so isolated, the future and fate of the Lake Tanganyika Basin could not be more connected to the rest of the world. Rich in natural resources, like oil and minerals, and a place of enormous environmental importance because it contains one fifth of the world’s fresh water, the lake exists at the nexus of several global struggles and is increasingly attracting the attention of outside interests ranging from multi-national energy and mining corporations to global powers. The lake region is home to millions of indigenous and displaced poor, spread across four countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Burundi and Zambia.
Recognizing the complexity of the region, the organization has mobilized itself to engage on policy, legislation and technologies that promote effective development, transparency and ensure the safety of Lake Tanganyika’s populations.
We are bringing new ways of working, new thinking and new energy to one of the most neglected, yet important places on Earth. Watch footage of our efforts here >>
- Our London event was a great success!
We were incredibly pleased with the turnout from our London fundraiser on June 12th. Held at the prestigious 5 Hertford club in Mayfair, our breakfast event was attended by over 30 individuals representing both the public and private sectors. Mr. Simon Bishop, Special Adviser to the UK Secretary of State for International Development and LTFHC UK Trustee, made opening remarks and LTFHC founder Dr. Amy Lehman continued with an in-depth overview of the organization followed by a Q&A session. Our second UK Trustee, Mr. Sumit Jamuar, was also in attendance.
We’ve had much positive feedback from the event; attendees were intrigued and eager to learn more about the organization and determine ways they could help.
Thanks again to all those who attended our London event!