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Wanjira Mathai: The Greenbelt Movement of Kenya

Wanjira Mathai is a resonant voice of the New Africa. As the daughter of Wangari Mathai, the revered founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya and today a respected figure in government, Wanjira has taken on the work of vast tree plantings against deforestation and other environmental and community restoration projects that demonstrate some of the largest and most successful ecological and progressive social models in Africa. She approaches the work as an exemplary woman leader in a movement that has been characterized by women’s leadership.

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