BBC Radio 4: From our own correspondent, The JO's Samuel Derbyshire
The Turkana region in northern Kenya is a remote and barren place, where some of the oldest pre-human fossils have been found, remains of Homo sapiens' long-distant ancestors. However, life for the present-day people of Turkana is not easy: the land they live off has been hit by environmental damage, with drought more common than ever—the result of climate change, many believe. When Samuel Derbyshire, a 2023 research associate at the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action, went to study their way of life, he found the legacy of many previous efforts to help Turkana’s people, and to show them more reliable means of subsistence. And yet he ended up wondering who it was that should be teaching, and who learning.