Model, actress, author and earth activist. Aleksandra Ørbeck-Nilssen has worked with conservation in the north east of Namibia, fought farmers to protect wildlife, lived in deep loneliness far out in the bush, walked 1490 km across Namibia, and worked side by side with one of the world's oldest indigenous peoples - the San people in Namibia, for ten years.
When Aleksandra was 15, she moved alone to Paris and NYC to work as a modelShe landed campaigns for clothes and shoes and many well-known magazines. But life in New York was not enough, Aleksandra wanted something more, at the age of 18, she went to Namibia to work as a volunteer with wild animals. At 20, she started the organization Nanofasa in Namibia with the San people. The San people today are one of the poorest and most marginalized people in the world.
"What governments are doing to indigenous peoples today is a passive genocide!
There are two ways to kill, one can actively kill people, or watch them die. It qualifies for the same.
Aleksandra believes that indigenous peoples are our best allies in the work of safeguarding the planet, and therefore she is working to find new innovative ways to protect nature by using ancient knowledge.