Wanjira Mathai

Chair, Green Belt Movement

Wanjira Mathai is the Co-Chair of the Global Restoration Council and Chairperson of the Green Belt Movement. She worked as Senior Program Officer for International Health at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta focusing on issues of disease eradication. Since 2002, Mathai has been directing International Affairs at the Green Belt Movement, which was founded by her mother, the late Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai. She is also a World Future Councilor, Advisory Council Member (Global Cookstoves Alliance), and Member of the Earth Charter International Council. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of both Green Belt Movement and the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies. Ms. Mathai is a graduate of Hobart William Smith College and graduate schools of Business and Public Health at Emory University.