Who is Elizabeth Wathuti?
Elizabeth Wathuti also known as Liz Mazingira is passionate environmentalist and climate activist from Kenya. She is the founder of Green Generation Initiative, a full member of The Greenbelt Movement, board member of the Elephant neighbors center and a youth council member of the International Reserva: The Youth Land Trust.
Due to her outstanding passion, leadership and personal commitment to environmental conservation and societal issues, she received the Wangari Maathai Scholarship Award from The Greenbelt Movement, Kenya Community Development Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation alongside Unelker Maoga Bosibori who is also a passionate conservationist, and the founder of Konservation.
Elizabeth has previously served as the chairperson of Kenyatta University Environmental Club and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental studies and Community development. She has been honored internationally with The Diana Award 2019 for going above and beyond in her daily life to create and sustain positive change. Her environmental conservation efforts were also recently recognized by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Elizabeth was a regional finalist for Africa for the UN Young Champions of the Earth 2019 due to the impact that her organization which nurtures young people to be conscious of the environment while promoting green projects has had. She was also awarded as a Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020 finalist for Africa and Europe.
Recently, while attending the climate change conference of parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, she received the young climate champion 2019 award from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Elizabeth has showcased her climate solutions in different high level international conferences such as; Global Landscapes Forum in Germany , 12th International seminar on sustainable regions in Spain and also the UNFCCC resilient frontiers conference that took place in Songdo, South Korea in April 2019, No Planet B international forum in Lisbon, Portugal which took place on the 29th February, 2020 and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) African presidential dialogue in Ethiopia among many others.