Wanjira Mathai

Environmentalist, social entrepreneur, youth leadership advocate
Wanjira Mathai has more than 20 years of experience advocating for social and environmental change on both local and international platforms.

Why you should listen

Wanjira Mathai is the Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation, cochair of the World Resources Institute's Global Restoration Council and vice president and regional director for Africa at the World Resources Institute. She has more than 20 years of experience advocating for social and environmental change on both local and international platforms. At WRI, Mathai is responsible for leading a growing portfolio of work on the continent across six global themes (forests, water, food, cities, climate and energy). The WMF's mission is to advance the legacy of professor Wangari Maathai by nurturing a culture of purpose and integrity that inspires courageous leadership.

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