Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2007
Association La Lumière
This description of Ibrahima Sory Diallo's work was prepared when Ibrahima Sory Diallo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Ibrahima Sory Diallo is strengthening safeguards in mining laws, curbing environmental abuses, and mobilizing civil society to regulate Senegal’s growing mining industry. His goal is to remediate and protect groundwater and safeguard the health of local populations in mining areas. Since Senegal has no experience regulating the modern mining industry, Ibrahima believes it is not enough to call attention to various abuses—true reform instead requires a step-by-step approach incorporating government, business, and civil society. Ibrahima is beginning to achieve landmark victories with the government through his organization, La Lumière. 
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