Allen Ottaro is executive director of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a member of EarthBeat's advisory panel.

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Laudato Si' takes root in Africa, but much urgent work remains

Commentary: The fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical arrives at a challenging time, especially in Africa. But much has been achieved in bringing Laudato Si' to life here.