The Wangari Maathai Institute for peace and Environmental studies (WMI), “Sustainable Campus”, is part of the college of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. WMI has been established to honor, recognize, celebrate, advance, and immortalize the ideals and works of one of its alumni, the 2004 Peace Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai. Thus, the institute will promote good environmental practices and cultivate cultures of peace by shaping values, ethics and attitudes of its graduates through experiential learning, mentoring and transformational leadership.
The overall aim of the institute is to cultivate better environmental stewardship and management of resources and ultimately a reduction in related conflicts. WMI will operate like a “finishing school” for university students, researchers, policy makers, the private sector, community leaders and groups interested in good practices in enviromental management and peace building.
WMI has been established under the statues of the University of Nairobi