Prof Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace, Environment and Sustainable Development

H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta will be laying the foundation stone for the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace, Environment and Sustainable Development.

Prof Wangari Maathai
Prof Wangari Maathai

The Institute is established in honor of the late Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wangari Maathai to immortalize her and perpetuate her legacy on peace, environment, democracy, human rights and sustainable development. The institute will be located at College of
Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (Kabete), University of Nairobi.

Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. She authored four books: The Green Belt Movement; Unbowed: A Memoir; The Challenge for Africa; and Replenishing the Earth. As well as having been featured in a number of books, she and the Green Belt Movement were the subject of a documentary film, Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai (Marlboro Productions, 2008).

Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. In its citation, the Norwegian Nobel Committee noted Professor Maathai’s contribution to “sustainable development, democracy and peace.”

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