Kenyan environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. Maathai was an elected member of Parliament and served as assistant minister for Environment and Natural Resources THE PROMISECOMES A VISIONARYTHE PLANTER'S APRONPLANTERSSKY SEEDSSEEING HOPESLEEPING PROMISESGOD'S OVENEMERGENCEINTERVENTIONKENYA'S GLORYAFRICAN MIRACLES