Quote of the Week

“The privilege of a higher education, especially outside Africa, broadened my original horizon and encouraged me to focus on the environment, women and development in order to improve the quality of life of people in my country in particular and in the African region in general.

You must not deal only with the symptoms. You have to get to the root causes by promoting environmental rehabilitation and empowering people to do things for themselves. What is done for the people without involving them cannot be sustained.”

Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, environmentalist, civil society and women’s rights activist, former parliamentarian and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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