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NEWS RELEASE - wPOWER Hub leads an African Delegation to India for an India–Africa exchange on sustainable clean energy entrepreneurship

April 16, 2015

The wPOWER Hub of the Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI) of the University of Nairobi is leading a 24-member team from Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania to India as part of an India –Africa exchange facilitated by the U.S. Department of State.  

No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

March 9, 2015

This is to let you know that Wanjira Mathai, Board Chair of the Green Belt Movement and Director - Wangari Maathai Institute -wPOWER Hub will be joining Melinda Gates, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton this evening to launch the "No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report".

Maathai’s Family & Green Belt Movement partner to launch The Wangari Muta Maathai House

March 3, 2015

Wanjira Mathai invited the involvement of the Government of Kenya, the private sector and the general public in the development of the Wangari Muta Maathai House. The official launch of the Wangari Maathai House Project is planned for September 25, 2015; at a gala event to market the Fourth Anniversary of Prof. Wangari Maathai’s passing.

Invitation to Wangari Maathai Day 2015

March 2, 2015

In recognition of the work of the late Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai, the African Union (AU) designated the 3rd of March, every year, as Wangari Maathai Day (WMD) to be observed in conjunction with Africa Environmental Day (AED). 

Green Belt Movement participating in the 'Africa Regional Workshop on Social & Environmental considerations in REDD+’

February 5, 2015

The workshop has brought together members of national governments, civil society & non-governmental organizations, research institutions and academia.

Founding President of the Mujeres por África (Women for Africa) Foundation, María Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, pays homage to Professor Wangari Maathai

February 4, 2015

Founding President of the Mujeres por África (Women for Africa) Foundation and former Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, María Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, pays homage to Professor Wangari Maathai

A new partnership with Crédit Agricole aimed at supporting community-based natural resource management

February 3, 2015

The new partnership with Crédit Agricole aims at supporting community-based natural resource management in Kiambu and Nyandarua Counties in the Aberdares.

World Resource Institute (WRI) and Partners Meeting in Westin Hotel Lima, Peru.

December 10, 2014

The president of World Resources Institute Dr. Andrew Steer talked about his inspiration from the late Prof. Wangari Maathai’s work to the guests who attended the meeting including Ms. Wanjira Mathai, Chair of the GBM Board and Project leader for the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies (WMI) who was the guest of honor and the GBM team attending the COP 20.

GBM 2014 Climate Change Report: "Integrating Climate Action and Communities Using the Landscape Approach. Lessons from the Green Belt Movement"

December 6, 2014

Addressing gender inequality remains critical to achieving climate resilience.
Some of the most effective efforts to address climate change are going on at the grassroots level far away from the negotiation tables. This is where the action takes place yet their voices are seldom heard.

This report shares GBM's experiences and lessons from forest carbon projects and integrated forest landscape approaches to climate change.

UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru -COP20

December 1, 2014

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol is taking place from 1 to 12 December. COP 20/CMP 10 is being hosted by the Government of Peru, in Lima, Peru.