Memorial in honor of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Mathaai
Wangari Mathaai died on the 25.th. of September 2011 at the age of 71. She was one of Africa’s leading women and a globally recognized environmental activist. The 19th of October Forum will have a memorial in her honor.
Wangari Mathaai fought tirelessly for women’s rights and democratic rights for all. Recognizing this impressive work Wangari was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, following the Sophie Award the same year.
Wangari held a unique radiance and presence. She was a doer and mobilized thousands of women in Africa for the protection of the environment through the ”Green Belt Movement. Wangari was a global activist as well and inspired us all to act now for the protection of our fragile environment.
Forum for Environment and Development (ForUM), The Association of Kenyans in Norway and PAWA hereby has the pleasure of inviting you to this memorial for Wangari.
Wednesday 19.10 kl. 10.00-11.30 at Utviklingshuset, Vika in Oslo.
Opening by Elin Enge, Director of Forum for Environment and Development.
Speeches held by
o Geir Lundestad. Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute
o Halle Jørn Hansen. Journalist and former Correspondent for the Norwegian Broadcasting in Africa.
o Fredrick Makosir. Leader of the Association of Kenyans in Norway
o Ola Gram Dæhlen, The Norwegian Forest Society
The floor is open to other speakers
For inquiries please contact Elin Enge : +4790517782.