Grantee Profile

Green Belt Movement

Grants to Green Belt Movement

  • $800,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    NAIROBI, KENYA — The Green Belt Movement is a Kenyan-based organization which works with local communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve their livelihoods. The goal of this grant is to establish a training center in Kenya which will strengthen the role of women in natural resource management and climate change mitigation in three key watersheds in East Africa. The Green Belt Movement will provide training for women to improve their participation in environmental governance; increase skills in forest rehabilitation, sustainable agriculture, and protection of water sources; and improve access to economic opportunities associated with markets for small-scale clean technologies like solar lighting and clean cook stoves. In addition to training, Green Belt Movement will support the development of a regional network of women leaders engaged in conserving critical watersheds and mitigating climate change.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Green Belt Movement $800,000 between 2003 and 2014.