Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture 2015
The annual event, in honour of Green Belt Movement founder and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai, will build upon Professor Maathai’s life work and legacy for future forest conservation.
Executive Director of Greenpeace International
Keynote Address: "A Billion Acts of Courage"
The evening will also include a wine and canapés reception, performance by world-renowned Cellist Michael Fitzpatrick, and panel discussion/Q&A between Mr Naidoo, Nick Robins, Co-Chair of the UNEP Finance Initiative's climate working group, Wanjira Mathai, Green Belt Movement Chair, and Aisha Karanji, Executive Director of Greenbelt Movement Kenya.
The event is open to the public and proceeds go to the continuation of the work of the organisation.
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When & Where
St James’s Church
The Green Belt Movement International - Europe
The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is an environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods. GBM was founded by Professor Wangari Maathai in 1977 under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK) to respond to the needs of rural Kenyan women who reported that their streams were drying up, their food supply was less secure, and they had to walk further and further to get firewood for fuel and fencing. GBM encouraged the women to work together to grow seedlings and plant trees to bind the soil, store rainwater, provide food and firewood, and receive a small monetary token for their work.