Sustainability speaker Elizabeth Wathuti

Elizabeth Wathuti

Environmentalist and Climate Leader

Speaker Elizabeth Wathuti is a celebrated Kenyan environmentalist and climate leader, known for her fervent advocacy. She founded the Green Generation Initiative (GGI) and was recently honored with the TIME100 Impact Awards in Singapore. As the youngest individual appointed by the Kenyan president, she serves as a commissioner on the Nairobi Rivers Commission, advocating for Civil Society and Youth.

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    Elizabeth Wathuti biography

    Speaker Elizabeth Wathuti, a dynamic environmental advocate and youthful climate leader from Kenya, plays a pivotal role in driving transformative ecological initiatives. As the innovative founder of the Green Generation Initiative (GGI), she inspires young individuals to embrace nature and adopt sustainable habits early in life. Additionally, Elizabeth holds the distinction as the youngest person whom the Kenyan president appointed as a commissioner on the Nairobi Rivers Commission, representing Civil Society and Youth. Furthermore, she collaborates with notable global leaders on the Global Commission on the Economics of Water (CCEW), including HE President Tharman Shanmugaratnam of Singapore, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of the World Trade Organization, and Professor Johan Rockstrom, among others.

    Elizabeth’s dedication to the environment is evident through her involvement on the Counties Advisory Committee for the Upper Tana Nairobi Water Fund. Moreover, her influence extends globally, highlighted by her leadership as the Global South Youth Co-chair at the COP26 Civil Society and Youth Advisory Council. She was instrumental in organizing the African Youth Climate Assembly (ACYA), the largest such event to date, which played a key role in the Africa Climate Summit. Subsequently, her voice reached hundreds of global leaders as she spoke at the World Leaders’ Summit during COP26 in Glasgow. Elizabeth is also an active member of the youth council for International Reserva: The Youth Land Trust.

    Her leadership and commitment have garnered widespread acclaim, including the Wangari Maathai Scholarship Award, recognition as a UN Young Champion of the Earth, and inclusion in TIME100. Notably, speaker Elizabeth Wathuti founded the Wangari Maathai Youth Hub, supporting African youth at international climate events like COP27 and COP28. Elizabeth continues to be recognized as one of the most influential young Africans, driving change globally through her unwavering passion and commitment.

    Elizabeth Wathuti Speaking Videos

    Elizabeth Wathuti at #COP26
    Elizabeth Wathuti: I don't hope - I love: A journey of climate action

    Elizabeth Wathuti Keynote Topics

    Explore Elizabeth's experience as a climate activist and discover what drives her determination to actively contribute to environmental protection, rather than feeling helpless and standing by.

    What type of future do young people envision for themselves, and what steps can we take to assist in crafting a sustainable world that aligns with their aspirations? How can we contribute effectively to ensure that the world they inherit is one where sustainability is not just a goal, but a reality?

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