Speakers and Panelists


Speakers and Panelists
Ms. Wanjira Mathai
Wanjira Mathai is Project leader at the WangariMaathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies (WMI). Prior to this position she directed International Affairs at the Green Belt Movement (GBM), where she managed International outreach and resource mobilization. For 6 years prior to joining GBM, Ms. Mathai worked as Sr. Program Officer at the Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta, Georgia (USA), monitoring evaluating disease eradication programs. Since 2002, Ms. Mathai & directed International Affairs at GBM, which was founded by her mother, the late Nobel Peace Laureate WangariMaathai. Today Wanjira directs the Partnership for Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables wPower) Hub at the WangariMaathai Institute. Wanjira is the Chair of) the Green Belt Movement and sits on the Board of WMI. She is also a World Future Councilor, Advisory Council Member (Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves), member of the Global Restoration Council and is a member of the Earth Charter International Council. Wanjira is Kenyan and a graduate of Hobart & William Smith Colleges (USA). She earned graduate degrees in Public Health and Business from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta School of Business (USA)

Ms. Wanjira Mathai Director, Partnerships - wPOWER & WMI

Mr.Aravind Chinchure Chair Professor, Symbiosis International University

Sudha Setty Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Ajaita Shah Founder/CEO of Frontier Markets and the President of Frontier Innovations Foundation Ms. Chetna Sinha Founder, President, Mann Deshi Foundation