Kaskazi Environmental Alliance (KEA) is a U.S. based not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive environmental education to East African communities. KEA was formed in response to the continued devastation of the marine/coastal regions of East Africa resulting from pollution, destructive fishing practices, and over-exploitation of natural resources exacerbated by a virtual lack of environmental awareness. These combined threats have resulted in a severe decline in many marine species and an unprecedented degradation of critically important habitats, such as mangroves and coral reefs. The destruction of entire ecosystems has, in turn, undermined the well being of the local people. Environmental awareness in East Africa, and globally, is essential to conserve, preserve, and restore the diverse coastal/ marine environments of East Africa. Through global collaboration and partnerships, we are confident that KEA can effect substantial positive change in environmental awareness and in the lives of the people of East Africa.
WHAT WE DO
We envision an informed and empowered citizenry that will advocate for conservation of East Africa’s unique marine/coastal biodiversity while providing for economic opportunity through sustainable resource use for generations to come. Although our efforts are local, focusing on East Africa, we envision a broad impact on the global environment.