IWECI Summit Delegates« Back to Delegates
Wanjira Maathai is the Project leader for the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies (WMI). She is the outgoing Director of International Affairs at the Green Belt Movement (GBM), where she managed outreach and resource mobilization. For 6 years prior to joining GBM, Ms. Mathai worked as a Sr. Program Officer at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), monitoring and evaluating disease eradication programs. Since 2002, Ms. Mathai has been directing International Affairs at GBM, which was founded by her mother, the late Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Green Belt Movement and WMI. Wanjira Mathai grew up in Kenya, traveling to the United States to attend college. She is a graduate of Hobart & William Smith Colleges and earned graduate degrees from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta School of Business.