The Amani and Mazingira Award as announced by H.E. President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta,C.G.H. on 3rd March 2022 during the UNEA5.2 High level Special Session titled UNEP@5O is intended to be an award for multilateralism to be championed by the Government of Kenya.
The Award is to serve as an incentive and as a tool to identify, recognize, honor and reward those who have shown vision, leadership, creativity, enthusiasm in, and commitment and dedication for tackling the triple planet crisis, as well as the capacity to inspire others to replicate similar efforts. Against this background, the Award would create a platform that acknowledges good practices and spurs action in the global efforts towards a healthy planet for all.
The recipient of the Award will receive global publicity and recognition, a state commendation and a monetary gift of USD 20,000 in an Award giving ceremony to be hosted by the government of Kenya in the presence of national, regional, continental and international guests.
It will consolidate the country’s history of leadership in environmental protection and nature conservation and peace and security issues, drawing on the work of the nobel laureate the late Professor Wangari Mathai and affirming the status of Nairobi as the seat of environmental multilateralism.
The Award will facilitate the collection, dissemination and, where possible, replication of noteworthy initiatives and good practices to foster peace and security and a healthy planet which motivates people to make peace with nature. In this context, the Award will serve as an incentive and as a tool to identify, recognize, honor and reward those who have shown vision, leadership, creativity, enthusiasm in, and commitment and dedication to tackling environmental issues, peace and security as well as the capacity to inspire others to replicate similar efforts.