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Wanjira Mathai

Managing Director of Africa & Global Partnerships the the World Resources Institute; Sustainability & Youth Leadership Activist

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Wanjira Mathai Biography

Wanjira Mathai is the Managing Director for Africa and Global Partnerships at WRI.

She formerly served as VP & Regional Director for Africa, Co-chair of WRI’s Global Restoration Council and a Senior Advisor to the Global Restoration Initiative. She is also the current Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation and the former Chair of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya.

An inspiring leader, Mathai has over 20 years of experience advocating for social and environmental change on both local and international platforms. Over the years, Mathai has also served important strategic and advocacy roles raising the prominence and visibility of global issues such as climate change, youth leadership, sustainable energy and landscape restoration at Women Entrepreneurs in Renewables (wPOWER), the Wangari Maathai Foundation (WMF), and the Green Belt Movement (GBM) the organization her mother, Wangari Maathai (2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) founded in 1977.

Mathai currently serves on the Board of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), as a Leadership Council member of the Clean Cooking Alliance and a member of the High-Level Group of the Africa-Europe Foundation. Mathai is one of a few Six Seconds EQ Practitioners in Kenya and was named one of the 100 Most Influential African Women in 2018, 2020 and 2021.

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Wanjira Mathai for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Wanjira Mathai, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Wanjira Mathai or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Wanjira Mathai

    Speaking fees for Wanjira Mathai, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Wanjira Mathai are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Wanjira Mathai, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Wanjira Mathai speak about?

  • Where does Wanjira Mathai travel from?

    Wanjira Mathai generally travels from Kenya, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Wanjira Mathai’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Wanjira Mathai for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wanjira Mathai for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Wanjira Mathai or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Managing Director of Africa & Global Partnerships the the World Resources Institute; Sustainability & Youth Leadership Activist

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Wanjira Mathai Biography

Wanjira Mathai is the Managing Director for Africa and Global Partnerships at WRI.

She formerly served as VP & Regional Director for Africa, Co-chair of WRI’s Global Restoration Council and a Senior Advisor to the Global Restoration Initiative. She is also the current Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation and the former Chair of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya.

An inspiring leader, Mathai has over 20 years of experience advocating for social and environmental change on both local and international platforms. Over the years, Mathai has also served important strategic and advocacy roles raising the prominence and visibility of global issues such as climate change, youth leadership, sustainable energy and landscape restoration at Women Entrepreneurs in Renewables (wPOWER), the Wangari Maathai Foundation (WMF), and the Green Belt Movement (GBM) the organization her mother, Wangari Maathai (2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) founded in 1977.

Mathai currently serves on the Board of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), as a Leadership Council member of the Clean Cooking Alliance and a member of the High-Level Group of the Africa-Europe Foundation. Mathai is one of a few Six Seconds EQ Practitioners in Kenya and was named one of the 100 Most Influential African Women in 2018, 2020 and 2021.

Wanjira Mathai Videos

  • Tree-Growing Movement Restoring Africa’s Landscapes | Wanjira Mathai | TED
    2023 Audacious Project grantee Wanjira Mathai is at the forefront of re-greening the planet. Through the forest restoration initiative Restore Local,...
  • Wanjira Mathai at the Norad Conference 2023
    Wanjira Mathai (Managing Director, Africa and Global Partnerships, WRI) at the Norad Conference Human|Nature 2023
  • In Conversation With Wanjira Mathai
    Speakers: Abdi Latif Dahir, East Africa Correspondent, The New York Times Wanjira Mathai, Managing Director, Africa and Global Partnerships

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  • How do I book Wanjira Mathai to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Wanjira Mathai for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Wanjira Mathai, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Wanjira Mathai or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Wanjira Mathai

    Speaking fees for Wanjira Mathai, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Wanjira Mathai are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Wanjira Mathai, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Wanjira Mathai speak about?

  • Where does Wanjira Mathai travel from?

    Wanjira Mathai generally travels from Kenya, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Wanjira Mathai’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Wanjira Mathai for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wanjira Mathai for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Wanjira Mathai or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Wanjira Mathai is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Wanjira Mathai for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Wanjira Mathai generally travels from Kenya and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jamie Margolin, Kehkashan Basu, Winona LaDuke, Amali Tower and Jasmine Crowe-Houston. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wanjira Mathai for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Wanjira Mathai Speaker Videos

  • Tree-Growing Movement Restoring Africa’s Landscapes | Wanjira Mathai | TED
    2023 Audacious Project grantee Wanjira Mathai is at the forefront of re-greening the planet. Through the forest restoration initiative Restore Local, she's working to help both Africa's people and...
    Wanjira Mathai at the Norad Conference 2023
    Wanjira Mathai (Managing Director, Africa and Global Partnerships, WRI) at the Norad Conference Human|Nature 2023
  • In Conversation With Wanjira Mathai
    Speakers: Abdi Latif Dahir, East Africa Correspondent, The New York Times Wanjira Mathai, Managing Director, Africa and Global Partnerships
    3 ways to uproot a culture of corruption | Wanjira Mathai
    Corruption is a constant threat in Kenya, says social entrepreneur Wanjira Mathai -- and to stop it there (or anywhere else), we need to intervene early. Following the legacy of her mother, political...
  • Wanjira Mathai discusses challenges women still face
    Earlier on CGTN Africa spoke to Wanjira Mathai, the Vice President and Regional Director for Africa at WRI-World Resources Institute. She is also the current chair of Wangari Maathai Foundation. Her...
    Interview with Wanjira Mathai - GLF Accra 2019
    Wanjira Mathai, Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute speaks to us about the urgent priorities to scale up restoration and the importance of youth-led initiatives.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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