Vision, Mission & Objectives
Excellence in experiential learning, transformational community outreach, and research for sustainable environments and cultures of peace
To cultivate positive ethics, values and practices towards the environment by training stewards who foster peace, promote holistic sustainable development, and link theory with practice.
Our Core Values
- Respect for and conservation of the environment
- Good governance and Integrity
- Respect for Diversity
- Merit & Excellence
- Transparency & Accountability
WMI selected five strategic objectives to drive decisions and actions in the delivery of its mission in its first ten years.
The objectives are:
Objective 1: Global outreach
To Make WMI a regionally leading, internationally recognized center for holistic environmental practices and peace building
Objective 2: Social engagement
To improve values, ethics and attitudes towards sustainable environmental management and peaceful conflict resolution in all parts of African societies
Objective 3: Experiential learning
Develop a portfolio of innovative action oriented training programs within the mandate of WMI
Objective 4: Research
To enhance environmental knowledge and management practices for local empowerment and conflict resolution
Objective 5: Political influence
To contribute to improved understanding of environmental policy to sharpen decision making and law enforcement
The 5 objectives will be accomplished through various strategic activities that will include:
Research and teaching application of values that animate Wangari Maathai and the greenbelt movement work in various contexts such as: Local conflict resolution, institutional development, education at the grassroots, local environmental empowerment, and adult learning.
Developing science and experience based curricula that offer leadership training in conflict resolution, environmental protection, as well as potential development consequences of climate change, biodiversity loss, and deforestation.
A focus on women’s leadership. GBM’s experience shows that such focus is still necessary and has great positive impact in patriarchal societies.
Establishing exchange programs with universities abroad for students and academic staffs.
WMI will be a library and resource institute for people to learn about forestry, rural development and sustainability, and leadership values.
- The Institute will have demonstration sites for innovations and methodologies such as sand dams, tree-planting, kitchen gardens, solar-driven appliances, and other appropriate technologies that may have relevant applications.
- Green Belt Movement (GBM)
- Science Initiative Group
- Regional Initiative in Science and Education
- University of Copenhagen
- RISE AFFNET UON Node
- U.S. Department of State
- The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
- United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
- Graduate School of Frontier Sciencies, University of Tokyo
- The University of Kentucky (UK) USA
- The Nile Project
- Fundacion Mujeres Por Africa
- Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI)
Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies (WMI),
College of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences,
University of Nairobi,
P. O. Box 29053-00625
Tele. No. : +254 20 2506448/0788526473
Physical Location: College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences,
Upper Kabete, off Kapenguria road. View map.
Contact Person: The Director