The Green Belt Movement International-Europe in partnership with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is hosting a very special celebration of the life and legacy of Professor Wangari Maathai where His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will plant a tree in memory of Professor Wangari Maathai at Kew Gardens in London, UK.
A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, "Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture", explores the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork, and includes a sample meal inspired by Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, as part of the exhibit's "Eat" section.
Since August 2012, violence has returned to the Tana Delta. There have been over 34,000 people displaced and over 180 deaths including nine police officers. Violence in the Delta region has been exacerbated by the recent dry weather which has increased problems of access to water, and land rights issues. In response to the clashes a Commission of Inquiry has been set up by the Kenyan government with over 1,000 General Service Unit (GSU) officers deployed to the area to contain the violence.
Today, Wanjira Mathai, Vice Chair of the Green Belt Movement and Project Leader of the Wangari Maathai Institute, joined outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a forum at the State Department highlighting the global impact of public-private partnerships. One initiative the U.S. State Department is supporting is an effort to advance women's clean energy entrepreneurship.