Who am I? Who are we, and what does the idea of “we” cover – our children, our families, our communities, our nation’s citizens or the entire global human existence? Could “we” include our ancestors? Recent ones or even very ancient ones?
This is surely the essence of the most fundamental question that is looked into by religions, scientists, shamans, philosophers and individuals all over the world. I have always been fascinated by this, and have devoted most of my life to recovering evidence to address one of the world’s great scientific questions.
I founded the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) as a springboard for the massive amount of research into the origins and evolution of humankind that remains to be done. Partnered with Stony Brook University in the USA, TBI represents a platform for unlocking the clues of human beginnings by attracting the best scientific minds from around world.
There are so many discoveries just waiting to be uncovered in Kenya that will tell us much more about who we are, where we came from, and how we came to be the people that we are today.
I invite you to help us along this journey of exploration. By booking your flight with AIR TURKANA, you will play a vital role in helping to sustain our ongoing exploration into the very origins of humankind.
Richard Leakey, FRS
Chairman, Turkana Basin Institute