21 Nov '11, 9am

The Green Belt Movement promotes tree planting as a way of achieving equity and environmental conservation.

The Green Belt Movement promotes tree planting as a way of achieving equity and environmental conservation.

Greening the future - interview with Wangari Maathai 01 November 2011 | News story The Green Belt Movement promotes tree planting as a way of achieving equity, improved livelihoods and environmental conservation. Just weeks before she passed away, its founder Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Laureate, talked to IUCN’s Daniel Shaw about the importance of ensuring gender equality in natural resource management. Gender considerations have been at the heart of the work of the Green Belt Movement. Could you tell us a little about how gender fits within the GBM’s approach? In the GBM, which is largely in Africa and more intensively in Kenya, we know that women produce and buy most of the food for their families and communities, which are very dependent on the land, soil, rivers, and forests for their livelihoods. When we started, we went to the women because they are the p...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/forest/iyf/expe...

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Invitation for the memorial ceremony/Screen capture There will be a memorial ceremony for Wangari Maathai , who passed awa...