Elizabeth Wathuti

Elizabeth Wathuti

Company: Green Generation Initiative

Job title: Founder

Bio:

Elizabeth Wathuti is a passionate environmentalist and climate activist from Kenya. She is the founder of Green Generation Initiative (GGI) and the Head of Campaigns and Coordinator of Daima Coalition for the Protection of Urban Green Spaces at the Wangari Maathai Foundation. She served as Global South Youth Co-chair for the COP26 Civil Society and Youth Advisory Council and addressed world leaders at the World Leaders’ Summit opening ceremony at COP26 in Glasgow. Elizabeth is also a youth council member of International Reserva: The Youth Land Trust. Her leadership and personal commitment to environmental conservation and societal issues have been recognised by a number of award programmes, including the Wangari Maathai Scholarship Award, the Diana International Award, Africa Green Person of the Year Award, Young Climate Champion Award by the Global Climate Fund, The Commonwealth Youth Awards and others. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Community Development from Kenyatta University and has been named as one of the most influential young Africans.

Seminars:

Paul Polman and Elizabeth Wathuti in conversation 9:30 am - 9:45 am

Chaired by Luke Nicholls, Content Director, edieRead more

stream: COP27, the Global Goals & our just transition
day: Day 2 - 2 March 2023

KEYNOTE: How we can achieve systemic change through collective action 9:20 am - 9:30 am

Kenyan climate activist Elizabeth Wathuti’s powerful words at COP26 were watched by hundreds of thousands across the globe. Fresh from COP27, Wathuti will take to the edie 23 stage with a message for business and sustainability leaders as to how we can win hearts and minds outside of this event, and ultimately put the people…Read more

stream: 1. STRATEGY STAGE
stream: COP27, the Global Goals & our just transition
day: Day 2 - 2 March 2023