19 May 2014 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki -moon's message, at unveiling of Plaque Commemorating 10th Anniversary of Awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Wangari Maathai [delivered by Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning].
Socio- Economic Baseline Survey to Analyze and Prioritize Soil, Water and Livestock Management Systems for Action
This baseline survey was conducted by a team of six enumerators who were trained for two days on how to use the IPADs and data collection monitored by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Nairobi and US offices and GBM.
Over the past few years sporadic and unpredictable rainfall, increased incidences of flooding and droughts have become a common phenomena in Kenya and have led to reduced agricultural production and food security for rural people and the urban poor.
"My Life has changed.” – Student Benefits from GBM Education scholarship for Bright but needy Children
Since 2007, GBM has supported bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access secondary education. This has been in partnership with GBM Tree Nursery Groups.
A GBM grassroots led climate change sustainable resilience initiative creation of carbon sinks through afforestation.
Two New York City public students received the Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability. The $10,000 cash award, intended to be used for college, is funded by the Municipal Art Society and the Rockefeller Foundation and given to two exceptional NYC public high school seniors who demonsrate academic and extracurricular commitment to environmental stewardship with the urban context.
The impacts on human development are presented by climate change models as uncertain. These impacts are presented as occurring in the medium to long term, and on a regional or international scale.
‘Patience builds’; these were the words of Mwalimu Lawerance Njuguna, a retired teacher for 30 years. He has trained adults for over 17 years at his farm, in Kiambu County. As we entered his ¼ hectare land brought in 1967 compound in Wagige village.
Donated to the residents of Nairobi in 1906 by Alibhai Mullah Jeevanjee, this 5 acre recreational park is one of few green spaces gracing Nairobi City.
In spite of numerous challenges faced by women worldwide and particularly in Africa, we must remember and celebrate numerous positive changes that happen on a daily basis and are life-changing for many women and families. As we work for social justice and for women and girls' rights, we take stock of those achievements and let women share their experiences and give others hope that change is possible and start within themselves. And those examples are not only experienced by women but also by men who believe in gender equality and gender equity, men who dedicate much time engaging other men in behavioural change to put an end to violence against women.