The Wangari Maathai Legacy Prize is now open for nominations to honour and promote Maathai’s legacy and recognize emerging voices who echo, amplify, and expand on Maathai’s vision, a partnership of organizations led by the Wangari Maathai Foundation.
The Wangari Maathai Legacy Prize will be awarded for the first time in 2022 to a young climate or environmental activist who has demonstrated a commitment to the core values that animated Wangari’s work and life.
The winner will be someone who works on behalf of an organization, community(ies), or movement(s) in the areas of: climate justice; forest, watershed, and biodiversity protection; girls’ and women’s empowerment; democratic space and peace-building; and community resilience and grassroots action. The winner will have demonstrated a commitment to the core values that animated Maathai’s work and the life: love for the environment; local action; gratitude and respect for Earth’s resources; self-empowerment and self-betterment; and the spirit of service and volunteerism.
- Must be 18-35yrs
- Must be an African
- Actively involved in climate justice and environmental issues
- Must be able to demonstrate how they are driving positive change in climate justice and environmental conservation
Grant size: $10,000
Deadline: October 10th, 2022