1er avril 1940 – 25 septembre 2011

Source photo : BBC News

 Via BBC News : Wangari Maathai receives the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo – the first black African woman to do so

Nous avons tous appris le décès de Wangari Maathai le 25 septembre 2011. Paix à son âme. Show must go on. Continuons son «Défi pour l’Afrique».

Je vous propose ici «ma» Biographie de Wangari Maathai réalisée via sur le Net.

Wangari Maathai (La République des lettres)
Par A. M. Levy, lundi 26 septembre 2011
http://www.republique-des-lettres.fr/11539-wangari-maathai.php
Wangari Maathai, connue aussi sous le nom de Wangari Muta Maathai, est née le 1er avril 1940 à Nyeri (Nord du Kenya), au sein d’une famille paysanne de l’ethnie Kikuyu.
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Parmi ses principaux livres publiés citons notamment: The Canopy of Hope: My Life Campaigning for Africa, Women, and the Environment (2002), The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience (2003), Unbowed: A memoir (2006), et en français Pour l’amour des arbres (préface de Nicolas Hulot, 2005). Son autobiographie, intitulée Celle qui plante les arbres (Prix des Lectrices deElle 2008), est publiée en France aux éditions Héloïse d’Ormesson.
Wangari Maathai est morte à Nairobi des suites d’un cancer le 25 septembre 2011, à l’âge de 71 ans.

Wangari Maathai: Death of a visionary (BBC News)
26 September 2011 – Environment correspondent Richard Black
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15060167
Wangari Maathai’s compelling life story is inextricably linked with the social and political changes that so much of Africa has been through since the idea of throwing off European colonialism began to gain traction shortly after World War II.
Her unique insight was that the lives of Kenyans – and, by extension, of people in many other developing countries – would be made better if economic and social progress went hand in hand with environmental protection.
The Green Belt Movement, which she founded in 1977, has planted an estimated 45 million trees around Kenya.

UN pays tribute to late environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai (UN News Centre)
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39782&Cr=Maathai&Cr1
26 September 2011 –
The United Nations today paid tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, who died on Sunday.
“Her passing is a loss for the people of Kenya and the world,”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement, adding that Ms. Maathai was known throughout the development and human rights community not just for her “inspirational eloquence, but for her human warmth.”
Mr. Ban called her a “globally recognized champion for human rights and women’s empowerment” and a “pioneer in articulating the links between human rights, poverty, environmental protection and security.”
Ms. Maathai, 71, was the founder of the Green Belt Movement that encouraged women in rural Kenya to plant trees to improve their livelihoods through better access to clean water, firewood for cooking and other resources.

An African future: beyond the culture of dependency (Open Democracy via @emeka_okafor)
http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/an-african-future-beyond-the-culture-of-dependency
Wangari Maathai, 26 May 2009
Subjects:
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The experience of poor farmers in Kenya is a lesson in the need for an ethical revolution against corruption in African societies, says the renowned environmentalist and campaigner, Wangari Maathai.
About the author
Wangari Maathai is a pioneering environmentalist and founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya. In 2003, she was appointed the country’s assistant minister for environment, natural resources and wildlife. In 2004, she became the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel peace prize.
At the gathering of the Group of 20 (G20) in London on 2 April 2009, the world’s largest economies reiterated their commitment to helping Africa in the midst of the global financial crisis. As a result of the meeting, between $30 and $50 billion in additional grants and loans will be available to African nations through the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. While I welcome the news that the world financial crisis hasn’t pushed Africa off the global agenda, I cannot help but worry whether this latest tranche of funds will be used effectively by recipient governments, or if these resources will truly improve the lives of most Africans.

Wangari Maathai – Wikipedia
En Français
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wangari_Muta_Maathai
Wangari Muta Maathai (née le 1er avril 1940 à Nyeri, et morte le 25 septembre 2011 à Nairobi, au Kenya) est une militante écologiste et politique. En 2004, elle devient la première femme africaine à recevoir le Prix Nobel de la paix pour « sa contribution en faveur du développement durable, de la démocratie et de la paix ».
Aller à Bibliographie‎: (ISBN 978-2732039176); Laurent Simon, Joël Boulier et (Wangari Maathai, qui signe la préface), Atlas des forêts dans le monde…

En anglais http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wangari_Maathai
Wangari Muta Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011[1]) was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights. In 1984, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.” Maathai was an elected member of Parliament and served as Assistant Minister for Environment and Natural Resources in the government of President Mwai Kibaki between January 2003 and November 2005.

Wangari Maathai – EVENE
http://www.evene.fr/celebre/biographie/wangari-maathai-16823.php
Wangari Maathai , Maathai Wangari – Ecologiste et femme politique kenyane. Découvrez la biographie de Wangari Maathai, ainsi que des anecdotes,…

Portraits et interviews
LES FEMMES ET LE NOBEL
2004 : Honneur aux dames !
Le 10 décembre prochain seront remis à Stockolm les cinq prix de la prestigieuse institution d’Alfred Nobel. Une fois n’est pas coutume, parmi les récipiendaires de 2004, deux femmes sont à l’honneur.
Lire « LES FEMMES ET LE NOBEL »

Les anecdotes
Femme forte
Son mari, un politicien kenyan avec lequel elle a eu trois enfants, s’est séparé d’elle dans les années 1980 au motif qu’elle était ‘trop éduquée, trop forte, trop têtue, qu’elle avait trop de réussite et qu’elle voulait trop prendre les choses en main .

Nobelisée
Wangari Maathai a reçu en 2004 le prix Nobel de la paix ‘pour sa contribution en faveur du développement durable, de la démocratie et de la paix’.

Le prix Sophie
Ses batailles pour l’écologie, qui lui ont valu d’être emprisonnée à plusieurs reprises, se voient consacrées par le prix Sophie, une récompense norvégienne qui consacre des actions en faveur de l’environnement.

Récompensée
En mai 2008, Wangari Maathai reçoit le 39e Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle pour son autobiographie ‘Celle qui plante les arbres’.

Lutte contre la déforestation !
Grâce à son action contre la déforestation, facteur de sécheresse et de pauvreté pour les populations locales, plus de 30 millions d’arbres ont été plantés au Kenya et des dizaines de milliers de personnes, dont beaucoup de femmes, travaillent dans les pépinières du mouvement de la Ceinture verte.

La première !
Wangari Maathai est la première femme africaine à recevoir le prix Nobel de la paix qu’elle considère comme ‘la plus grosse surprise de (sa) vie’.

Tweets connexes au décès de Wangari Maathai
NobelWomen The staff and Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative send their love and condolences to the family of #Wangari Maathai

reading The Amazing Women Rock Daily bit.ly/bIpco9 > tribute to late environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai #RIP #AWR

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@afritechsummit my pleasure ! I’m just a little sad right now about Wangari Maathai’s death #DefisAfrique #AWR

#DefisAfrique RT @emeka_okafor Words to remember from the late Wangari Maathai « Beyond a Culture of Dependency » bit.ly/6OQM8X #africa

#RIP Wangari Maathai:Choose Renewable Energy Over Nuclear Power: Nobel Peace Laureates to World Leaders bit.ly/pONLFd TY@NobelWomen

#Africa is in #mourning RT @mjamme So sad, Extraordinary woman- Wangari Maathai, #Nobelpeace prize winner, dies at 71 gu.com/p/326ga/tw

#RIP Wangari Maathai : Ces femmes qui font bouger l’Afrique afriqueavenir.org/2011/08/08/ces… via @AfriqueAvenir

#RIP Wangari Maathai : « When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and hope. » #AWR cc @AmazingWomen

#RIP Wangari Maathai « Quand nous plantons des arbres, nous semons les graines de la paix et de l’espérance. » greenbodhgaya.org/spip.php?artic…

#RIP Wangari Maathai : Five Ordinary Women Who Changed History #AWR amazingwomenrock.com/five-ordinary-…

#RIP Wangari Maathai (Environmental & Political Activist/Founder of the Green Belt Movement) #AWR amazingwomenrock.com/wangari-maatha…

#Afrique : En hommage à Wangari Maathai, une page dédiée à « Un Défi pour l’Afrique » sur mon blog prettyzoely.wordpress.com/defis-afrique/ Show must go on #RIP

#RIP Wangari Maathai #DefisAfrique ! I just can’t believe that ! re nyti.ms/pzMqZ0 via @jnovogratz . My condoleances to @NobelWomen

@jnovogratz  Wangari Maathai – a true hero – died, leaving the world a better place and inspiring millions. She will be so missed nyti.ms/pzMqZ0

Page connexe Défis Afrique  https://prettyzoely.wordpress.com/defis-afrique/

From @EmmanuelJAL #Twitter

@EmmanuelJAL This is beautiful #WangariMaathai may you rest in peace an amazing amazing woman
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From The Green Belt Movement
October 3, 2011

Dear Friend,
A memorial service in celebration of the life of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai will be held on the 14th October 2011 at 10 a.m.
The service will include a Solemn Requiem Mass for the repose of her soul at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Minor Basilica, Nairobi. The service will be followed by a musical tribute and celebration of Wangari’s life through music, poetry and tributes later that afternoon.
As we mourn her passing, we dedicate this time to give tribute and celebrate her extraordinary life and contribution to the world. Prof. Maathai was, like the hummingbird she spoke of so often, doing the best she could with what she had.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that we honour Prof. Maathai’s life by planting a tree through the Green Belt Movement.
Information on planned memorials around the world will be announced in due course, please refer to our website for further updates.
More details about the funeral and memorial services are available at our website.
The Green Belt Movement – Adams Arcade, Kilimani Lane off Elgeyo Marakwet Rd –
P.O BOX 67545-00200 – Nairobi, Kenya

Joint Family/Government Statement on the Funeral Arrangements for the Late Hon. Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai
October 3, 2011
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The family of the Late Prof Wangari Muta Maathai and the Government of Kenya would wish to make the following announcement.
Prof. Maathai stated her wish to be cremated upon her death. She also wished to have her remains interred within the Democratic Space of the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies. In adherence to her wishes, the family of the late Maathai in consultation with the Government have made the following funeral arrangements.

Saturday, October 8, 2011: Her Final Journey
A private funeral service is scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Lee Funeral Home at 8.00 a.m. The cortege will thereafter depart Lee Funeral Home at 9am and proceed to Freedom Corner (Uhuru Park) for a tree planting ceremony, performance of official rites in her honor and inter-faith prayers. The tree planting ceremony will launch countrywide tree planting activities jointly sponsored and facilitated by the Green Belt Movement and the Government of Kenya. Five thousand seedlings will be planted across the country.
Thereafter, the family will proceed to Kariokor Crematorium for the final rites. Members of the public are welcome to pay their last respect both at Freedom Corner and along the route from Lee Funeral Home to Kariokor. The Government will provide logistical support along the entire funeral procession route. The details pertaining to the route will be announced at a later date.

Friday, October 14, 2011: Memorial Services & Musical Tribute
On Friday, October 14, 2011 a public memorial service, in honour of Prof Maathai, will be held at the Holy Family Minor Basilica. The Solemn Requiem Mass for the repose of her soul begins at 10am.
After the Requiem Mass in Nairobi, there will be musical tribute & celebration of Prof Maathai’s life through music, poetry and tributes at a venue to be announced later.
A memorial service at the homestead of Prof Wangari Maathai’s mother, in Ihithe village, Nyeri County, will be held on the same day starting 9.00a.m. The Kenya Girl Guides Association and the Local Administration will coordinate this service.
The Government will provide the necessary logistical support at all venues where the observances pertaining to Prof. Maathai will be held.
The family of the Late Prof. Maathai and the Government wishes to express deepest gratitude for the outpouring of condolences, prayers and support that have come from Kenyans of all walks of life, as well as from friends and well-wishers from around the world.
The family of the Late Nobel Peace Laureate and the Government will continue to consult to ensure that her farewell is honourable, dignified and befitting her international status.
We thank and welcome you all to celebrate her life and participate in the many scheduled activities commemorating her life of service to mankind.
Mr. F. T. Kimemia, CBS
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of State for Provincial Administration & Internal Security
Wanjira Mathai
On behalf of the Family

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