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Green Belt Movement

By A sapkotaPublished about a year ago 5 min read
Green Belt Movement

The Green Belt Movement is a program initiated by Professor Wangari Maathai and the National Women's Council of Kenya (NCWK) who play a key role in tree planning and planting. According to the organization, planting trees helps African women to become environmental stewards (GBM).

Since Maathai inaugurated the Green Belt movement in 1977, 5.1 million trees have been planted and more than 30,000 women have been trained in forestry, food processing, beekeeping, and other activities to help them earn money while conserving their land and resources. The new organization, the Green Belt Movement (GBM) under Wangari, has helped women plant more than 20 million trees on their farms, schools, and church premises in Kenya and East Africa. Women plant income-generating trees to prevent deforestation, water shortages, and soil erosion.

Women in the organization have taken on leadership roles in deforestation - vegetation, such as forestry planning and implementation of community service projects and food security projects in GBM, which help achieve the goals of reducing deforestation and increasing skills, reliability, and income. Preparation barriers are broken when women work with GBM in their communities. GBM communicates with potential members through awareness, advocacy, and conferences in areas where women are common, such as community centers and religious institutions.

GBM has succeeded in promoting environmental awareness, volunteering, environmental sustainability, environmental management, empowerment, community development, and accountability for projects such as indigenous tree planting, political education, advocacy, food security, Greenbelt Eco-Safaris, and Women for Change. Relationships are established between green volunteers and other community members and members who have the opportunity to participate in workshops in social and environmental education with other members of the network. Since 2015, more than 200 women who participated in training sessions with the Green Belt organization have trained more than 20,000 members in their communities to help spread the organization's ideas.

In addition, GBM has worked with more than 4,000 community groups in rural Kenya, commissioning them to run kindergartens and plant trees to protect the environment and improve people's lives. Maathai is leading a war to protect Kenya's forests, comprising less than 2 percent of the country's population - the lowest base in history. In Aberdare Forest, the local Green Belt group and others have worked with the Forestry Commission, which is notorious for corruption, growing and planting more than 200,000 native tree seedlings.

It helped unite Kenyans, especially women, to plant more than 30 million trees and encouraged the United Nations to launch a 1.1 billion tree planting campaign. Under the auspices of the Kenya National Council of Women (NEW), Wangari was its president from 1981 to 1987, in 1976 he introduced the idea of planting trees in communities and forests and sought a new organization called the Green Belt Movement (GBM). She founded the organization as a sub-organization focusing on groups of women planting trees to protect the environment and improve their health.

In the early years, Professor Wangari Maathai was the first environmentalist and the first African-American to win the Nobel Peace Prize by working with other women to restore communities where they had lost so many trees. Tree planting has become an integral part of their work to promote peace, human rights, environmental sustainability, and the empowerment of women. Wangari and her efforts to address the basic needs of rural Kenyan women have shown that the preservation and conservation and planting of trees can lead to a significant future for these women, their children, and their families.

The Movement's mission is to work for better environmental management, community development and livelihoods, by planting trees as a gateway to achieving these goals, and we have already set 17 long-term goals. GBM works to achieve its vision and mission through tree planting, wildlife conservation, social and environmental education, advocacy, communication, food security communication, empowerment of women and girls, and green belt safaris. Climate planning is planned, but the movement does not focus on tree planting, but there are problems such as gender inequality and climate change.

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is a grassroots organization based in Nairobi, Kenya, that takes a holistic approach to development that focuses on environmental protection, community development, and skills development. The organization is particularly interested in the environmental impact on women and girls and their ability to promote a sustainable future under the umbrella of the National Women's Council in Kenya and under the leadership of Professor Wangari Maathai. GBM has a study center in Langata, Nairobi, where they rent conferences, workshops, and accommodation.

The organization has been able to grow rapidly by focusing on tree planting, educational activities, and self-help models and empowered Kenyans, especially women. The Green Belt Movement has made great strides in supporting rural communities, restoring and improving natural resources and environmental programs, and educating and empowering women in Kenya. The organization also joined the United Nations program on deforestation and deforestation in developing countries (REDD) to reduce pollution.

GBM has been able to prosper and maintain its objectives by having short-term and long-term goals for its members. The short-term goal was to promote inclusive elections and support rapid reform. The organization developed a sense of shared commitment and awareness, by combining environmental activism with the struggle for women's rights and political freedom.

The blog is a guest post by the Green Belt Movement, an organization founded in 1991 in Kenya by the Wangari Maathai Award to empower women's communities and protect the environment. GBM works at grassroots, national and international levels to promote environmental protection, build resilience, strengthen communities, especially women and girls and promote democratic spaces for sustainable livelihoods. In response to this challenge, Professor Wangari founded the Maathai in 1977 the Green Belt Movement for women's empowerment, environmental protection, and community empowerment in Kenya.

Continuing his work, he developed his ideas for a non-profit tree-planting organization, the Green Belt Movement (GBM). What makes Maathai's organization a marvel of living ideas is that it encouraged African women to contribute, participate and participate in sustainable development through tree planting, and empowered them to be part of Kenya's democracy.


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