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  • Advocacy for women’s right to land ownership through DRC’s land

    Advocacy for women’s right to land ownership through DRC’s land

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: This project advocates in 4 regions of DRC for national authorities and customary leaders to acknowledge the rights of women on lands and forests and strengthen their participation in climate action. Based on an assessment of women’s legal land tenure rights and local practices, an advocacy tool was created and used... Read More 0 Comments

  • Restoring biodiversity in community forest by planting caterpillar trees

    Restoring biodiversity in community forest by planting caterpillar trees

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: The Batwa Pygmies are discriminated against in DRC, particularly in their access to traditional forests, often overexploited. This project aims at restoring forest ownership by Pygmy populations (1,600 beneficiaries) and biodiversity in the Equator province by planting trees that host edible caterpillars in two forest areas of 100 ha each. Caterpillars... Read More 0 Comments

  • Gender assessment of non-timber forest production and capacity building in northern uplands Lao PDR

    Gender assessment of non-timber forest production and capacity building in northern uplands Lao PDR

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP WINNER Description of the project: GDA assessed gender roles in the northern rural uplands of Lao PDR, focusing on Non-Timber Forest Production (NTFP). The project used a women’s empowerment lens to bridge traditional harvesting practices with sustainable livelihood initiatives in the target communities. The 4,500 project beneficiaries were women, their families and fellow community members;... Read More 0 Comments

  • Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI): adaptable to different nations and contexts

    Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI): adaptable to different nations and contexts

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: The Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) aims to assess the legal, political, moral, socio-economic, financial, technical and capacity-building support that is required to sustain and strengthen the resilience of community conservation and restoration initiatives in different communities around the world. The methodology is a simple guiding framework meant to be adapted... Read More 0 Comments

  • Gender and territorial governance for a fair climate response: cases from Morocco

    Gender and territorial governance for a fair climate response: cases from Morocco

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: Aware of climate change challenges and concerned about fair climate justice, ADFM works for an effective participation of women in the development and implementation of efficient policies to strengthen women environmental and socio-economic rights at national and territorial levels. ADFM accompanied 11 local municipalities for the creation of an “Equality, Equal... Read More 0 Comments

  • Integrating Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiatives (GUCCI)

    Integrating Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiatives (GUCCI)

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: This pioneering project explores options for integrating gender and social aspects into urban climate policies in six pilot cities. It seeks to build capacity at local level and develop gender-responsive policy recommendations, in order to strengthen citizens’ ability to become involved in urban planning processes and implementation, and to enhance the... Read More 0 Comments

  • Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approach in climate change policies: the Philippines‘ experience

    Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approach in climate change policies: the Philippines‘ experience

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PFPI) implemented the Population, Health and Environment and Climate Change Project in the Philipppines‘ Verde Island Passage. Verde Island is a key marine biodiversity area threatened by overfishing, pollution and climate change. The goal of the project is to mainstream sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)... Read More 0 Comments

  • Women managing organic seed banks: improving access to information and preserving diversity of local environment

    Women managing organic seed banks: improving access to information and preserving diversity of local environment

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: Grainothèque, set up in the Western part of Ivory Coast, works on preserving and exploring the genetic diversity and reproduction of local feeding plants through organic seed banks as well as improving access to information. Tools and technical notes explaining production techniques, pollination, botanical classification, isolation, harvesting, seed stocking and feeding... Read More 0 Comments

  • Claiming back the streets of São Paulo – a biking collective training for women

    Claiming back the streets of São Paulo – a biking collective training for women

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: Bike Anjo is an online platform promoting safe and secure riders who can teach and bike alongside beginners. Bike Anja is one of its projects, focusing on women learning to bike in São Paulo. The city road planning (intense flow of cars and reckless drivers) impose several barriers to beginner cyclists,... Read More 0 Comments

  • Innovative business model: local female vendors phasing out kerosene lights in energy poor communities

    Innovative business model: local female vendors phasing out kerosene lights in energy poor communities

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: The main objective of this project is to combat light poverty by providing affordable quality solar lights to rural and peri-urban households relying on increasingly expensive kerosene. Five local women have been trained to raise awareness and sell solar lights. They offer flexible payment models to ensure everyone’s access to the... Read More 0 Comments

  • Housing and sanitation improvement: solidarity microcredit funds with a gender perspective

    Housing and sanitation improvement: solidarity microcredit funds with a gender perspective

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: Madre Tierra supports the creation of Solidarity Microcredit Funds between women to improve their housing and access to drinking water. The first phase of the project presents housing improvement processes (like access to tap water and internal electricity), representing an improvement in the living conditions and tasks performed by women such... Read More 0 Comments

  • Acacias For All: women fighting desertification

    Acacias For All: women fighting desertification

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: Acacias For All is a social enterprise involved in the restoration of degraded ecosystems through reforestation and sustainable agriculture. The objective is to plant 2 green barriers of acacias through the country, protected by an agreement signed by the Ministry of Agriculture. The project implements alternatives to intensive agricultural techniques (e.g.... Read More 0 Comments

  • When circular economy works hand in hand with social inclusion

    When circular economy works hand in hand with social inclusion

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: Rue Rangoli highlights solidarity upcycling initiatives throughout the world to promote sustainable consumption of eco-friendly products, useful and accessible to all, as well as economic integration. The organization launches partnerships with craftsmen who create innovative solutions for the environment and supports the emergence of green production sectors based on waste materials.... Read More 0 Comments

  • Promoting climate resilience for women through biodynamic farming and water-retaining vegetables

    Promoting climate resilience for women through biodynamic farming and water-retaining vegetables

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: This Aabash Memorial Foundation (AMF) project empowers marginalized women facing climate change and water scarcity in the Khokana community, Nepal, through practical assessments and trainings on environmental resilience. Actions are put in place through knowledge dissemination on climate impacts; along with practical assessments. Women are empowered to be self-reliant in terms... Read More 0 Comments

  • Women as seed conservation and agro-ecology experts helping their communities resist climate change

    Women as seed conservation and agro-ecology experts helping their communities resist climate change

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP WINNER Description of the project: The project “Seeds for Hope” improves the climate resilience, food sovereignty and economic autonomy of farming communities (20,000 people) in the valley of Derhadun, in Northern India, relying on women’s knowledge and action. They are trained to reproduce and conserve local seeds, learn agro-ecological techniques and food transformation, which reinforces... Read More 0 Comments

  • Togolese women farmers facing increased drought invest in resilient agroforestry

    Togolese women farmers facing increased drought invest in resilient agroforestry

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: In Togo, land degradation has increased in the past few years due to extreme climate events that dramatically affect the lives of rural women. WEP-TOGO offers technical and financial support to 4 groups of women farmers in the Vo district in order to build their resilience. The project led to an... Read More 0 Comments

  • Organik Farm: empowering women for a sustainable, climate resilient food production

    Organik Farm: empowering women for a sustainable, climate resilient food production

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: Organik Farm (created in Dalat, Vietnam, in 2007) is a perfect example of women’s empowerment through sustainable, climate resilient farming and food distribution. Organik processes “bio” certified vegetables and fruits from mountainous lands. Vegetables are grown according to GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and organic standards. The produce is distributed through their... Read More 0 Comments

  • Osukuru women surviving to climate impact through sustainable reforestation and low emitting stoves

    Osukuru women surviving to climate impact through sustainable reforestation and low emitting stoves

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: Osukuru United Women’s Network provides community education on climate change, tree planting with seedlings and nursery beds, manufacture of Lorena cookstoves and biomass briquettes. It targets those most exposed to climate change in Uganda: training is primarily for women, but men are also included. Main objectives are to reduce CO2 emissions... Read More 0 Comments

  • Women-led energy efficient agricultural model in the dry zones of Chicamocha Canon

    Women-led energy efficient agricultural model in the dry zones of Chicamocha Canon

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: MEEPZA is an agro-environnemental development initiative led by local women using local resources. Working on climate change adaptation, the project promotes efficient energy management within the households. The project’s main resource is the planting and production of Nopal (cactus) products. The Nopal plant is chosen because of its properties that make... Read More 0 Comments

  • Integrated waste management system to promote food and energy security among Mayan indigenous women

    Integrated waste management system to promote food and energy security among Mayan indigenous women

    Published November 13, 2017, by WGC FP Description of the project: The project benefits 2,454 women (and their families) of the indigenous Mayan communities in Yucatan, Mexico. Energy security, food sovereignty and agricultural sustainability are achieved through an anaerobic digester, treating animal waste, that produces biogas and biofertilizer. Women get training on the use, management and maintenance of the biodigester. The digester... Read More 0 Comments

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