GBM Blog Archive: March 2021

Wangari Maathai Day 2021

March 3, 2021 - 04:15PM
Published by Communications

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.

The legacy of Wangari Maathai continues

March 3, 2021 - 08:25AM
Published by Communications

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 inequality and climate breakdown

February 26, 2021 - 08:15AM
Published by Communications

Social inequalities are a driver for climate breakdown. These problems - and the potential solutions - are much in evidence in Kenya.