Ikal Angelei is a Kenyan politician and environmentalist. She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2012, in particular for her voicing of environmental implications of the Gilgel Gibe III Dam, speaking on behalf of Kenyan indigenous communities.
Ikal is the co-founder and Director of Friends of Lake Turkana, an organisation seeking social, economic and environmental justice in the Lake Turkana Basin. Ikal completed a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Political Science at Stony Brook University in New York. She is the winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2012. Her research looks into the Political Ecology of Oil: The Struggle for Land and Livelihoods in Turkana’s Pastoral Commons.