Climate change is a burden for all humankind, but it doesn’t affect all people equally. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim grew up within the Mbororo pastoralist community in rural Chad. Over the years, Ibrahim observed Lake Chad, once one of the largest lakes in Africa, shrinking significantly and threatening the livelihoods and survival of more than 30 million residents.
She brings together farmers, fisherman, and herders from more than a dozen African ethnic groups, to capture their ancestral knowledge and spatial information, then creates 3D participatory maps of the natural resources. This tool helps communities plan their movement, and promotes better relations among the groups.
Ripple Effect Images assembled a team composed by World Press Photo winner @amivitale, AFI Best Director winner, @mickdavie and Emmy award Editor @nachocorbella to cover the story and develop the film Mapping Survival - view it now at the link in our bio