Activism for Land Rights: An Intimate Conversation with a 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDTWashington, DC
Environmental activists across the world are fighting to protect local resources despite increasing exposure to threat. They stand up to powerful corporate and political interests, refusing to be silenced.
The 2019 Goldman Prize winner for Africa will be speaking. The winner for Africa works on forest and community land rights in West Africa.
- Peter Veit, Director, Land and Resource Rights Initiative, Acting Director, Governance, WRI
- 2019 Goldman Prize winner for Africa (will be announced on April 29)
About the Goldman Prize
The Goldman Environmental Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes around the world. The Prize recognizes individuals for efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. The Prize honors grassroots leaders who are involved in local efforts, where positive change is created through community or citizen participation in the issues that affect them. Through recognizing these individual leaders, the Prize seeks to inspire other ordinary people to take extraordinary actions to protect the natural world. The Prize recipients focus on protecting endangered ecosystems and species, combating destructive development projects, promoting sustainability, influencing environmental policies, and striving for environmental justice.
Over 30 years, the Goldman Prize has awarded 188 environmental champions. Find out who the 2019 winners will be on April 29.