Welcome ELAW Fellow Saa Pascal Tenguiano

ELAW Fellow Saa Pascal Tenguiano (right) photographed earlier this year with Oumar Kalabana, Mayor of Tanene, in the Boke region — the largest bauxite mining area in Guinea.

 We are thrilled to welcome ELAW Fellow Saa Pascal Tenguiano from Conakry, Guinea (in photo, on right).

Pascal is the Executive Director of Centre du Commerce International pour le Developpement (CECIDE). He will be here this fall to collaborate on work to protect communities and forests from short-sighted mining operations.

Pascal’s ELAW Fellowship will include one-on-one meetings with ELAW staff, field trips in the Pacific Northwest, and English study at the University of Oregon American English Institute (AEI) where he has been awarded a Director’s Distinction Scholarship.

Support from The 11th Hour Project is making it possible to expand ELAW’s work in Francophone Africa, including hosting Pascal for a capacity-building Fellowship.

Many thanks to The 11th Hour Project and AEI for making Pascal’s ELAW Fellowship possible.

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide