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Alex Gathii: A leading dairy farming expert gets nominated for a top environmental protection prize

A leading dairy farming expert Alex Gathii who served as a Personal Assistant to 2004 Nobel Prize winner the late Prof Wangari Mathai has been nominated to the prestigious environmental GoGreen Life Time Achievers Award 2021.

Gathii is the Founder and Managing Director of Tanolope Consultancy Limited – a one-stop shop for all dairy investors, stakeholders and dairy farmers where they add value to agribusiness investments in Africa and beyond.

He was nominated for using the Miyawaki method to plant hundreds of thousands of tree seedlings in Karura Forest, Mau forest – Sururu and at the University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus where the success rate has been phenomenal.

The GoGreen Achiver’s Award 2021 (GGA2021) is a project under the GoGreen Initiative by the Optiven Group Foundation.  The GGA2021 seeks to highlight, promote and encourage best practices in environmental sustainability.

Gathii who served under the world renowned environmentalist the late Prof Mathai said the practices to be considered are linked to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

He lists as one of his environment mentors as the late Prof. Miyawaki and also his wife Prof. Kazue – the celebrated Japanese professor who developed the Miyawaki method of afforestation that has been adopted world over for regeneration of forest canopies.

Gathii said he also planted hundreds of thousands of trees together with the late 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, the late Hon. Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai while serving as her Personal Assistant for 6 consecutive years.

He says he learnt a lot from Prof Mathai whom he describes as his destiny helper, mentor and mother.

“It is probably for these reason and many others that the panel of experts and judges nominated myself for this prestigious award. I am truly humbled and honoured. To be honest, nomination itself is so exciting,’’ said Gathii.

I am writing requesting for your vote, just consider me when voting for the GoGreen Lifetime Achievers Award 2021.

To vote for him Open the link, go to Category No. 23 and vote for Alex Gitonga.

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