2019 Pritzker Award Winner Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim Featured in BellaNaija: Here’s why Environmental Activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is so Particular about Climate Change
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Chad is among the poorest nations in the world, and it is “already struggling with poverty and frequent conflict”. Making a reference to the Multidimensional Poverty Index, most of the population in Chad rely on subsistence farming. Speaking with WEF, 2019 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Leader award winner Hindou Ibrahim pointed out the size of the Lake Chad had depleted, compared to the size it was when she was a child which spanned about 10,000 km square. This is as a result of climate change, the rising population, and the most prominent occupation in Chad, agriculture.