FORA.tv Speaker - Wangari Maathai

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Biography

Wangari Maathai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, is the founder of the Green Belt Movement in her home country of Kenya, an environmental group that has restored indigenous forests and assisted rural women by paying them to plant trees in their communities.

Since 1977, it has planted more than 30 million trees in Kenya and has been replicated in dozens of other African countries. Having helped transform Kenya from a vicious dictatorship to a fledgling progressive democracy, Maathai is currently Kenya's Deputy Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources and a member of Parliament.

4 Programs

New Solutions for Africa

09.19.11 | 00:56:30 min | 0 comments

UN Peace Messenger Wangari Maathai Addresses COP15 Summit

12.15.09 | 00:12:01 min | 1 comment

Wangari Maathai: The Challenge for Africa

04.21.09 | 00:52:25 min | 1 comment

Wangari Maathai

10.30.06 | 01:26:24 min | 0 comments