Maestros Leadership Team Awarded The 2017 United Nations Green Star Award.
The United Nations has Awarded 3 Organisations as "Humanitarian and Environmental Heroes" with great innovative humanitarian solutions to the global challenges and which are displaying outstanding leadership;
1. Maestros Leadership Team (MALAWI)
2. Pax (NETHERLANDS)
3. Coperacion Comunitaria (MEXICO)
Congratulations to Maestros Leadership Team for representing #Africa. Maestros was represented by The Kenyan National Coordinator, Claude Saula with Grace Ndetu, Isaac Wanjiku and the CEO, Charles Lipenga.
Every 2 years The United Nations Office for Coordinating Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) together Green Cross International and United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) give Honorary these awards to 3 companies/ governments/ organisations. On Tuesday 27 September, the 2017 Green Star Awards ceremony recognized three organizations for their commitment to preventing, preparing for, and responding to environmental emergencies, as well as their efforts to integrate environment in humanitarian action.
AMAZING FACTS ABOUT MAESTROS TEAM
1. It is the first youth-led organisation in the world to ever receive the award.
2. It has brought back the award back to Africa after 4 years.
3. It is the first organisation less than 5 years old to win.
The Green Star Awards is a collaborative initiative of Green Cross International, UN Environment and OCHA. The Award ceremony, now in its fifth edition, is a biennial event. The ceremony concluded the first day of the 2017 Environment and Emergencies Forum, a biennial event organized by the Joint Unit of UN Environment and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The Forum continues until Thursday 28 September at the UN Office at Nairobi.
In the words of Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
LETS DO THIS GLOBALLY. #TeamMaestros #GlobalGoals