women working in agricultural field
image courtesy Womens Climate Centers International

The Women’s Climate Center (WCCI) concept recognizes that the answer to climate security lies within the local and indigenous knowledge of women who farm, raise families and build communities throughout the world. Their ultimate goal is to share that knowledge so that agricultural yields become vigorous, safe drinking water becomes routine, water-borne disease becomes a part of history and revenue generating opportunities and newly-learned business skills unlock a more prosperous and climate resilient future for rural women and girls.

WCCI co-creates sustainable solutions with vulnerable communities emphasizing low-cost environmentally appropriate technologies, advocacy and leadership. They address climate resilience in a holistic way, tackling the problems of gender inequities, environmental degradation, and climate change by applying many different solutions that collectively work together to create true, lasting change.

Why We Partner

WCCI is developing Global South female-led leadership in climate change adaptation and resilience. They have the capacity to build and share local knowledge on climate resilience strategies and the ability to influence governments to work differently and include previously excluded voices in climate policy and decision making.

Impact

A partnership with WCCI will enable them to strengthen their model for “one-stop” local women-led climate centers where they can chart pathways to climate resilience for their communities. Unrestricted funding will allow them to develop their organizational capacity and address operational growth needs.

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Organization
Womens Climate Centers International
Website
https://climatecenters.org
Categories
grants
Tags
agriculture, climate change, economic development, education, women
Beneficiaries
women smallholder farmers
Location(s)
Africa

Date Submitted
July 2021
Date Awarded
July 2021
Awarded
$40,000
Distributed
$40,000
Project Duration
12 months

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