Elizabeth Wathuti is a passionate young environmentalist and climate activist from Kenya. She is the founder of Green Generation Initiative, a full member of The Greenbelt Movement, board member of the Elephant neighbors center and a youth council member of the International Reserva: The Youth Land Trust. Due to her outstanding passion, leadership and personal commitment to environmental conservation and societal issues, she received the Wangari Maathai Scholarship Award from The Greenbelt Movement, Kenya Community Development Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
She has previously served as the chairperson of Kenyatta University Environmental Club and holds a Bachelorʼs degree in Environmental studies and Community development. She has been honored internationally with The Diana Award 2019 for going above and beyond in her daily life to create and sustain positive change. Her environmental conservation efforts were also recently recognized by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Elizabeth was a regional finalist for Africa for the UN Young Champions of the Earth 2019 due to the impact that her organization has had. Recently, while attending the climate change conference of parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, she received the young climate champion 2019 award from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).. She has now been named by the Commonwealth as a regional finalist for Africa and Europe for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards for excellence in development work