Marking World Environment Day – Kenya

Soroptimist International (SI) and Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) members, together with the Ngara Girls High School, Nairobi, mobilised school girls, women and other like-minded stakeholders to participate in a school environment clean-up and tree-planting event, to mark this year’s World Environment Day. Ngara girls high school is situated right

Towards a Pollution Free Planet – UNEA3

The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, gathers in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution, and more specifically Water Pollution, Land Pollution, Marine Pollution, Air Pollution, and Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste. SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, is in

A Closer Look at Leadership Part Three – SI UN Reps Nairobi

The United Nations Office in Nairobi focuses on environmental issues and covers the work of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Environmental issues became prominent in 1972, after the Stockholm Conference, which led to the establishment of UNEP in 1973. SI’s UN Representatives in Nairobi Alice Odingo and Rose Mwangi, focus

Entrance of Gender Issues into Global Environmental Development Agenda

By  Alice Odingo, SI UN Representative to UN Environment, Women Major Group (WMG) Alternate Facilitating Committee member and NGO Major Group Organizing Partner, Global South. "There are many definitions of the term environment. One such definition is “The external physical, biological and socio-economic conditions influencing the growth and development of

Reflection on the second session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly

From 20-21 September, Soroptimist International UN Representatives at Nairobi, Dr. Alice Odingo and Rose Mwangi attended a workshop, ‘Reflection on the second session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA 2) outcomes and climate change adaptation through a multi stakeholder approach: Post UNEA 2 workshop for East and Southern Africa’


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