‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ for Greening the Future in Africa Public Talk

September 17, 2019 | 18:00 h - 19:30 h


Alternative Nobel Prize’ for Greening the Future in Africa

Public Talk 


‘Forest Maker’ Tony Rinaudo and ‘Community Builder’ Wycliffe Matika

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The City of Bonn and the Right Livelihood College cordially invite you to a Public Talk with:

- Tony Rinaudo, Australia, ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ 2018 - Wycliffe Matika, Green Belt Movement, Kenya, ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ 1984

On Tuesday, 17 September, at 6:00 p.m. At the Old Town Hall of the City of Bonn, Markt, Bonn,

Followed by an informal reception.

Both panellists have gathered substantial knowledge in “greening the desert” – through implementing simple adapted techniques and supporting grassroots movements. In the discussion they will share with us their experiences and how they arrived at what they are doing today.

Tony Rinaudo is known as the ‘forest maker’. His farmer-managed natural regeneration method has restored 50,000 km2 of land with over 200 million trees in Niger alone. But it is far more than an agricultural technique: it has also inspired a farmer-led movement to regreen land in the Sahel region. The Green Belt Movement, represented by Wycliffe Matika, was founded by Prof. Wangari Maathai who received the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ in 1984 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her work. The Green Belt Movement has planted over 51 million trees in Kenya alone. It works at grassroots, national, and international levels to promote environmental conservation in addition to building climate resilience and empowering communities, especially women and girls.

Welcome - Reinhard Limbach, Deputy Mayor, City of Bonn - Dr. Juliane Kronen, Board Member, Right Livelihood Award Foundation (RLAF), Stockholm

The event will be held in English.

Registration: Kindly confirm your participation by 15 September via e-mail to event-office-international@bonn.de


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