The Green Belt Movement

Posted on Jun 03, 2014 | Tags: | Comments (0)

Economic growth and sustainability - does one exclude the other? Or does one come after the other? A question that has been posed repeatedly in the Western context as well as in the developing world. Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement, manages to translate a complex problem into simple feasible projects with major impact.


Economic growth and sustainability - does one exclude the other? Or does one come after the other? A question that has been posed repeatedly in the Western context as well as in the developing world. Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement, manages to translate a complex problem into simple feasible projects with major impact: Community empowerment through planting the right trees at the right time in the right place. There is a lot to learn from her work in many aspects: Successful knowledge transfer from academia to society, impact-based project evaluation, the importance of local knowledge - and maybe most importantly the mindset that change is possible. To read more, visit www.greenbeltmovement.org



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