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Wangari Maathai: The Hummingbird

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Uploaded on Mar 12, 2007

In February, BGCI hosted a talk by Professor Wangari Maathai, the women's rights campaigner, founder of the Green Belt Movement and Nobel Peace Prize winner - the first African woman to have been awarded this accolade. And well deserved this accolade is, she is an amazing woman who inspired and motivated the audience at the Royal Geographical Society.
Professor Maathai is a consummate story-teller and throughout her speech I was amazed by the dedication and belief she has in the work she and her organisation are doing, the optimism she displays and the determination which has seen her through many difficult years as a woman's and environmental campaigner in Kenya.
She told us a story - a tale of a courageous hummingbird.It stuck with everyone who was there - watch the clip to see why.

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