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New Publication: Who Speaks for the Climate?

By Patrick Luganda NECJOGHA Online
Who Speaks for the Climate? Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change

Maxwell Boykoff of the University of Colorado, Boulder in the United States of America has authored an informative book that should help professionals working in the media to come to grips with reporting about climate change from all angles and perspectives.

CCMP Awards 18 Fellowships for Durban COP17 Conference

Journalists win fellowships to report on key climate-change conference 2011-10-06
The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) has awarded journalists from 14 countries with fellowships to attend crucial UN talks in Durban that could spell the demise or rebirth of the Kyoto Protocol.

Uganda Challenges African Union to Focus on Climate Change

By Paul Amoru in The Daily Monitor Uganda
Uganda’s representatives to the Pan African Parliament (Pap) yesterday challenged the leadership of the African Union to immediately develop a workable strategy on ways to mitigate the devastating impact of climatic change being experienced across the continent.

British Prime Minister Cameron Advises on Economic Crisis

By Patrick Luganda Necjogha Online
All is not lost. With the global economy virtually in revolt, the British Prime Minister has given strong advice to the Brits to work harder rather than less and to emulate the successful sectors at home and economies abroad to stay afloat and recover again.
A link to this video clip says it all:

Wangari Maathai: A 'Mighty Woman' Who Spoke Truth to Power

By Kerry Kennedy
NEW YORK, Sep 26, 2011 (IPS)
- Last night, Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, died. Most people think of Ms. Maathai as an environmentalist, planting trees. In reality, her environmental activism was part of a holistic approach to empowering women, advocating for democracy, and protecting the earth.

Journalists Continue to Pay Tribute to Wangari Mathaai

By Marianne de Nazareth September 27

Bravo and R.I.P. Wangari Maathai, Environmental Leader

By De Mock
Loop Online
Maathai made environmental activism accessible by urging people to plant trees. It's with tremendous sadness I write about the death of Wangari Maathai, one of the world's leading activists in terms of drawing awareness to the deteriorating environmental conditions and decisions of our societies. The apparent cause of death was ovarian cancer.

Tribute to Wangari Muthaai: Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Patrick Luganda NECJOGHA Online( Source Wikipedea)
We bring you the last tribute in our series to Professor Wangari Mathaai and her walk to the most prestigious part of her life-Winning the Nobel Prize. Read on.
Nobel Peace Prize

Nourishing the Planet Mourns a Heroine

Nourishing the Planet Mourns an Environmental Heroine

It is with great sadness that Nourishing the Planet says goodbye to Kenya’s Wangari Muta Maathai, an environmental activist and women’s rights advocate. Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, for promoting conservation, women’s rights, and a transparent government.

Tribute to Wangari Muthaai: The Green Belt Movement

Patrick Luganda NECJOGHA Online
On return from her studies abroad Wangari was full of vigour for work and activism for the environment and mobilization of women for development. Later she tried her hand briefly in politics, married and divorced and lost her job at the University of Nairobi. We continue with her thrilling life and activities as she forms the Green Belt Movement and other activities. Read on:
Green Belt Movement

Tribute to Wangari Muthaai: Returns to Kenya

Patrick Luganda NECJOGHA Online
We continue with our tribute to Professor Wangari Mathaai as we follow her life from childhood. In our earlier attribute series we saw her growing up and heading overseas on a scholarship in 1960. Read on
The Return to Kenya

Wangari Tribute: Early Childhood and Education

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By Patrick Luganda NECJOGHA Online
Early life and education
The fallen Mathaai Wangari was born in the village of Ihithe, Nyeri District, in the central highlands of British-controlled Kenya on 1 April 1940. Her family was of the Kikuyu ethnic group, the most populous ethnic group in Kenya, and had lived in the area for several generations. Around 1943, Maathai's family relocated to a white-owned farm in the Rift Valley, near the town of Nakuru, where her father had found work.

Mathaai Tribute: 24 Major Awards to Her Record!!

By Patrick Luganda NECJOGHA Online Source Wikipedea

1. 1984: Right Livelihood Award (a.k.a. "Alternative Nobel Prize")
2. 1986: Better World Society Award
3. 1987: Global 500 Roll of Honour
4. 1991: Goldman Environmental Prize
5. 1991: The Hunger Project's Africa Prize for Leadership
6. 1993: Edinburgh Medal (for "Outstanding contribution to Humanity through Science")
7. 1993: Jane Addams Leadership Award
8. 1993: Benedictine College Offeramus Medal
9. 1994: The Golden Ark Award
10. 2001: The Juliet Hollister Award

Planting Ideas: Remembering Wangari from India

in the Hindu-Arts Magazine
Revisited September 26 2011
She's not your typical African woman; tall and heavily built. Yet Wangaari Mathaai exudes the elegance and stature of the well known Nobel laureate that she is. In 2004 Professor Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for her contribution to, “sustainable development, democracy and peace.”

The Passing on of Wangari Mathaai

A Passing: Wangari Muthaai
New York, September 26
It’s time to pause and recall the life and spirit of Wangari Maathai, who died of cancer Sunday in a Nairobi hospital. Here’s her Times obituary, by Jeffrey Gettleman, our Nairobi bureau chief.