The Green Belt Movement Leads Field Excursion to the Aberdares for MyCOE/SERVIR East Africa Workshop Participants
On Saturday, December 15th the Green Belt Movement (GBM) trained 17 teams of university fellows and mentors totaling 45 participants from nine African countries in best practices for participatory conservation work with a local community and the application of mapping and GPS methods to plan, monitor and report progress of reforestation sites.
GBM's Peace Festival in Molo Town identifies children and youth as active contibutors to peace.
Tree planting event in Kandara Constituency with long-time supporters: Shaklee, Mainichi and the Kenya Defence Force.
Working to promote peace, reconciliation and environmental awareness in Kenya’s Rift Valley region.
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Samburu communities rely on the Kirisia watersheds to provide life-giving resources. However, the overdependence on forest resources in the Kirisia watersheds has pushed these dryland forests to their limits.
Last week, the Green Belt Movement (GBM), together with friends and family of Professor Wangari Maathai marked her 1st anniversary memorial at an event held at the GBM headquarters in Kilimani, Nairobi.
Guests included Kenya’s Prime Minister (PM), the Right Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga, M.P; Vice President, Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, MP; Nairobi Provincial Commissioner, Mr. Njoroge Ndirangu; and the Posta Corporation’s CEO, Dr. Enoch Kinara.
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.
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.
“In Africa, there lives an extraordinary tree. She is queen of the riverbank. A monarch, whose story stretches back millions of years. In tribal cultures, her mysterious ways have fuelled myth and legend. They set her apart from other trees. She is a Sycamore Fig, Queen of Africa’s trees.”