Biographies of remarkable women: Wangari Maathai

Webinar Series "Women in International Affairs"
fotografie di  Barbara Ward, Wangari Maathai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf , Eleonor Roosevelt, Indira Gandhi, Madeleine Albright, Christine Lagarde
28 October 2022
Start time 
5:30 pm
School of International Studies, University of Trento
Target audience: 
Online – Registration required
Registration deadline: 
28 October 2022, 17:30
Contact details: 
0461-283105 / 25
Elissavet Tsioumani

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan political, social and environmental activist and academic, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004), and the first woman in East and Central Africa to receive a PhD (in veterinary anatomy, University of Nairobi, 1971). She was the founder of the Green Belt Movement, a grassroots organization aiming to mobilize community consciousness for self-determination, justice, poverty reduction, women empowerment and environmental conservation, through tree-planting as a form of radical action.