GBM Blog Archive: September 2012

The Storymoja Hay Festival honours Wangari Maathai!

September 18, 2012 - 01:05PM
Published by Vicky Brotherton

The 4th Storymoja Hay Festival was held in Nairobi this past weekend. The festival is the Hay Festival’s African counterpart, bringing together writers from across the world. In honour of Wangari Maathai, an annual ‘Wangari Maathai lecture’ was launched. The inaugural lecture was given by the celebrated Chinese author and historian, Jung Chang.

The Great Primate Handshake!

September 6, 2012 - 11:40AM
Published by Vicky Brotherton

In August, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) hosted a team of eleven volunteer photographers, filmmakers, graphic designers and media creators from the Great Primate Handshake. Primate Handshake raises awareness on primate sanctuaries and conservation programmes through the production of video, web and media content. They also run expeditions with local conservation organisations to identify ways in which Primate Handshake can support them – especially through the use of digital media.