GBM Blog Archive: March 2021
In January 2012, paying tribute to the late Nobel Laureate’s legacy, the African Union adopted a decision calling for the joint celebrations of the African Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day on 3rd March.
3rd March, the African Union-established Africa Environment Day, also marks Wangari Maathai Day that celebrates the work of Kenyan environmentalist Professor Wangari Maathai. In 2004, Prof. Maathai became the first African woman to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize “for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”. 2021 marks 10 years since Prof. Maathai’s passing. Her daughter, Ms. Wanjira Mathai spoke to Africa Renewal about continuing her mother’s legacy: Here are excerpts:
Social inequalities are a driver for climate breakdown. These problems - and the potential solutions - are much in evidence in Kenya.