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.


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.

Outcomes and Next Steps (2022)

While we strongly believe in the ideals behind WCCI, the current North American development team has not yet secured robust funding, which lead us to question the viability of this particular endeavour. We remain impressed and deeply admire the efforts of the Africa team and look forward to working with them in the future.