Kenya

kenyaThe Green Belt Movement (GBM) and late Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai, have supported the Earth Charter since its drafting process. Mrs. Maathai was a Member of the Earth Charter Commission since 1996. The GBM translated the Earth Charter not only into local languages (e.g. Kiswahili), but also into practice. Their reforestation and education processes in Kenya are a vivid example of putting Earth Charter principles into action.

The GBM has disseminated Earth Charter brochures to more than a thousand organizations in Kenya. In early 2007, Prof. Maathai supported the Billion Tree Planting Campaign initiated by Earth Charter UK, in Oxford. She planted the first tree for this campaign.

Many youth groups have been actively involved in the Earth Charter Initiative. In 2002, the UNEP Youth Advisory Council for Kenya disseminated the Earth Charter in all the workshops and conferences that were organized by the Kenya National Youth Committee for the Earth Summit. More recently, Kibera Community Youth Programme (KCYP), a community based organization (CBO) formed and run by young people of Kibera slum, Nairobi, have been using the Earth Charter in their programs.

The GBM has been collaborating with Green Cross Sweden promote peace, security, and sustainability in Kenya for many years. This cooperation began in 2005 under the direction of the late Professor Maathai. The Earth Charter has been incorporated in two specific projects that these organizations are implementing in the Rift Valley region: Sustainable Communities Peace and Reconciliation Project (which started in 2013), and the Smart Water for Green Schools Projects (started in 2012 and still active in two schools: Kamara and Mau Summit).

Affiliates


  • Arid dream
  • wako335@yahoo.com

  • Mt. Elgon Peace Initiative
  • elgon.peace@gmail.com

  • Eco Ethics International Union -Nairobi Chapter
  • eeiunairobi@yahoo.com

  • Environment Liaison Center International (ELCI)
  • barbara@elci.org

  • Big Heart Sacco
  • bigheartsac4@gmail.com

  • Youth Federation for World Peace Kenya
  • mjaokoo@gmail.com

  • Scout Friends International
  • scoutfriends@yahoo.co.uk

  • Kibera Community Youth Programme
  • info@kcyp.net

  • shadaonline
  • kariuki.kiragu@gmail.com

  • African Women's Development and Communication Netw
  • femnet@africaonline.co.ke

  • Green Belt Movement, The
  • gbm@greenbeltmovement.org
  • http://www.greenbeltmovement.org

  • NEW LIGHT YOUTH ASSOCIATION
  • newlightyouthassociation@gmail.com

  • East African Youth Coalition, the (Kenya, Tanzania

  • Building New Futures Foundation
  • buildingnewfutures6@gmail.com

  • Shekinah Earth Charter Youth Group
  • shekina2015foundation@gmail.com

  • shekinah Foundation
  • emisava@gmail.com

  • Moi University Medical Students Association
  • jobsm2005@yahoo.com

  • Centre for Research in Environment Kenya
  • creek.kenya@gmail.com

  • Development Training and Research Africa
  • training@detra-africa.org

  • Salvage Youth Potential Development (SYPD)
  • saphanage@yahoo.com

  • CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS
  • climachange@yahoo.com

  • Moja Voyce Trust
  • info@mojavoyce.org

  • African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC)
  • grace.mwaura@ayicc.net

  • Volunteers For Africa
  • nicholas.ngece@yahoo.com

  • STUDENTS FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY - UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (SfGS-UoN)
  • otienonickson@gmail.com

  • Mbaruk Ecology Centre: Centre for Environmental Le
  • nimdaud@msn.com

  • EDOM NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS
  • edomnutritionalsolutions@yahoo.com

  • muungano development gateways
  • muunganodg@yahoo.com

  • Pamoja Youth Foundation
  • raomosh@yahoo.com

  • International Youth Council of Kenya
  • internationalyouthcouncilkenya@gmail.com

  • Lake Victoria Earth Charter Youth Group
  • philotieo@yahoo.co.uk

  • Kenya Disabled Action Network
  • info@kedan.or.ke

  • Jamaa Resource Initiatives
  • oumaodhiambo@gmail.com

  • Organisation of African Youth
  • mordekai@oayouth.org

  • Young Volunteers Forum
  • temesimukani@yahoo.com

  • Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change
  • sylviawachira@yahoo.com

  • African Academy of Science

  • Kenya National Youth Committee for Earth Summit II

  • Community Initiatives for Sustainable Development
  • maurice@reconcile-ea.org

  • Industrial Ecology Institute

  • Consultnet

  • PEMA Education Centre

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