Million Belay

Million Belay is the Director of the Movement for Ecological Learning and Community Action (MELCA) and works with local communities in his native Ethiopia to protect their local biodiversity and lifestyles. In valuing indigenous knowledge, MELCA emphasizes that culture is the source of identity and wisdom, and that the destruction or degradation of culture results in the loss of knowledge and identity. In his capacity as Director of MELCA, Belay works closely with the African Biodiversity Network and the Gaia Foundation.

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