- Ayushmann Khurrana, Singer Eric Nam, actor Ke Huy Quan and activist Zainab Salbi were also awarded.
- She said the recognition is a powerful affirmation of the incredible potential within Africa's youth.
Kenyan environmentalist Elizabeth Wathuti has received her Time100 Impact Award in Singapore.
Wathuti had on September 13 been named as the recipient of this year's award alongside Ayushmann Khurrana, Singer Eric Nam, actor Ke Huy Quan and activist Zainab Salbi.
She said the recognition is a powerful affirmation of the incredible potential within Africa's youth.
“I am profoundly honored to accept the Time Impact Award here in Singapore," Wathuti said.
"I draw my inspiration from the Nobel Laureate the late Wangari Maathai, whose tireless efforts in environmental conversation continue to inspire me."
Wathuti said nature has always been her guide and sanctuary.
She noted that by receiving the award, they are rewriting the narrative and proving that young voices are a driving force to change.
"This award is not just about me but a spotlight on the energy, innovation, and resilience of a generation determined to shape a brighter future for our communities and the planet," she said.
TIME Chief Executive Officer Jessica Sibley, while announcing the recipients said they were honoring the winner for their remarkable achievements.
"We are thrilled to honor and recognise the 2023 Time100 Impact Award winners for their remarkable accomplishments. The award speaks the heart of our mission to spotlight the people and ideas that shape and improve the world," she said.
The 28-year-old environmentalist who compellingly asked world leaders to open their hearts at COP26 in Glasgow also led the African Youth Climate Summit ahead of the just concluded Africa Climate Summit.
"The Africa Climate Summit indeed put young people at the center. I want to thank and appreciate the African Youth Climate Assembly secretariat who helped to ensure that the voices of young Africans are not left out in the climate decision-making frameworks," Wathuti said.
She also serves as the youngest Presidential appointee as a commissioner of the Nairobi Rivers Commission representing youth and civil society.
Wathuti also leads the Wangari Maathai Foundation's Youth Hub.