As the wPOWER Hub Project Director, Ms. Wanjira Mathai provides overall leadership in the execution of the program workplan and creating close linkages will wPOWER partners. Prior to this she directed International Affairs at the Green Belt Movement (GBM), where she managed International outreach and resource mobilization. For 6 years before joining GBM, Ms. Mathai worked as Sr. Program Officer at the Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta, Georgia (USA), monitoring & evaluating disease eradication programs.

Since 2002, Ms. Mathai directed International Affairs at GBM, which was founded by her mother, the late Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai. Wanjira is the Chair of the Green Belt Movement and sits on the Board of WMI. She is also a World Future Councilor, Advisory Council Member (Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves), member of the Global Restoration Council and is a member of the Earth Charter International Council. Wanjira is Kenyan and a graduate of Hobart & William Smith Colleges (USA). She earned graduate degrees in Public Health and Business from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta School of Business (USA).

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Wanjira Mathai

As the wPOWER Hub Project Director, Ms. Wanjira Mathai provides overall leadership in the execution of the program workplan and creating close linkages will wPOWER partners. Prior to this she directed International Affairs at the Green Belt Movement (GBM), where she managed International outreach and resource mobilization. For 6 years before joining GBM, Ms. Mathai worked as Sr. Program Officer at the Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta, Georgia (USA), monitoring & evaluating disease eradication programs.

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