GLF Nairobi 2023

 UTC+3 (Nairobi, Kenya)

Wanjira Mathai’s vision for Earth

Oct 12, 2023 | 15:20 - 15:25


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Embark on a transformative journey as Wanjira Mathai, the managing director for Africa and Global Partnerships at the World Resources Institute, unveils her visionary perspective amidst the biodiversity and climate crises. Wanjira Mathai is a remarkable leader with over two decades of experience advocating for profound social and environmental change on both local and international stages. Currently serving as the managing director for Africa and global partnerships at WRI, her impactful journey has included roles as VP & regional director for Africa and co-chair of WRI’s Global Restoration Council. Wanjira is also the Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation, honoring the legacy of her mother, Wangari Maathai, a 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya. Recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential African Women in 2018, 2020 and 2021, Wanjira’s commitment to sustainable change is underpinned by her strategic advocacy and invaluable contributions to the realms of climate change, youth leadership, sustainable energy, and landscape restoration. Join us as we delve into the wisdom and insights of this extraordinary advocate for positive change.