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The Greenbelt Movement--Special Annual Report 2003

40pp. 2003. Online pdf document available through The Greenbelt Movement at  http://greenbeltmovement.org/downloads/GBM_Annual_Report_2003.pdf

The report arises from the community-based, development and environmental activities of the Greenbelt Movement (GBM). It focuses on community mobilization and empowerment. It aims to create a society of principled grassroots people who consciously work for continued improvement of their livelihoods. The GMB aims to mobilize community consciousness for self-determination, justice, equity, reduction of poverty and environmental conservation. Beneficiaries are women farmers, families and communities, schools and students and the country itself. Major achievements to date have centered on afforrestation, employment creation, mobilization, increased environmental awareness, empowerment and inter- and national recognition. The report demonstrates the breadth and depth of the many projects carried out by the GMB around the country and beyond. It will be of great interest to policy makers, community leaders and conservation researchers wanting to preserve the environment in political transformation times.

Key words: environmental conservation, community empowerment, community-based development, livelihoods, mobilization