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Heeten Kanti Kalan

Heeten Kanti Kalan

Heeten Kanti Kalan is the director of the democracy and climate programs at the New World Foundation, and board chair of the South Africa Development Fund and the Independent Media Institute. Having grown up in apartheid South Africa, Heeten works closely with many South African environmental justice organizations and since the fall of the apartheid regime, he has focused his activism on heightening awareness of the links between the environment and all aspects of health, and the broader socio-economic consequences of unjust environmental policies. He also has many years of experience working on human rights issues in northern Ireland witnessing first hand some of the bloody Orange marches of Drumcree along with elements of the peace process.