There is so much power in people speaking from their own experience, and we’re starting to see more and more Indigenous People and local communities tell their own stories in ways that influence outcomes.

In her first professional role helping Botswana develop a national strategy to improve biodiversity, Masego recognized that too few of the people involved in the process looked like her. Since then, she’s advocated for greater community engagement in the name of social and economic justice. In her role as Director for Environment at the Oak Foundation in Geneva, Masego oversees a team focused on climate and energy, transforming food systems, and regenerating natural landscapes.