Know a forest champion? Nominate them for the 2021 Wangari Maathai Award!

Do you know someone who has made exceptional contributions to preserve, restore and sustainably manage forests and to raise awareness of the key role forests play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women, youth and the environment? Nominate this person for the 2021 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award.

The award was established by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests in 2012 to honour the life and work of the late Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, who was a champion of forest issues worldwide and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

The winner of the 2021 award will be celebrated for their outstanding achievements at the upcoming XV World Forestry Congress, in May 2021 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Along with international recognition and prestige, the awardee will receive a cash prize of USD20,000 and travel support to participate in the award ceremony in Seoul.

More information is available on the CPF website and the application guidelines are available in English, French, Spanish.