The Green Belt Movement was among the participants who participated in Widening Informed Stakeholder Engagement for REDD+ (WISE REDD+) project workshop for Kenya component was held on in May 2014 at Silver Springs Hotel in Nairobi.
Approaching Mt Elgon sent constant shivers down our spines as we discussed ancient folk tales of the Bagisu tribe who according to the tales were cannibals. This was confirmed by Annette, our guide and natural resources manager working in the area who told us that, that indeed this used to happen many years ago. She however assured us that we would be safe since that practice ended hundreds of years ago
The Green Belt Movement's New Leadership.
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.