(1940–2011), Kenyan environmentalist, human rights activist, and feminist. The founder of the Green Belt Movement, which has planted 30 million trees, she was the first woman in east or central Africa to earn a Ph.D. She was deputy minister in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Wildlife 2003–05. Nobel Peace Prize (2004).
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Syllabification: Maa·thai, Wangari
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