Strengthening women environmental defenders through a digital and advocacy network


Description of the project: ‘Defensoras Ambianales’ empowers women environmental rights defenders from indigenous peoples and local groups in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, with a gender justice perspective. A network of over 1,200 women has been built, and an innovative mobile phone application (PLAC) was launched to inform, connect, protect and communicate efficiently. This supports the… Read More



Solar Age Project : empowering refugee women through solar engineering


Description of the project: Since 2018, the Solar Age project supports Syrian women refugees in Turkey. The Solar Engineering Course, a 10-day theoretical and practical training in solar energy, benefitted 200 women refugees. Among them, 20 have also been trained to build EFE (Energy For Everyone) solar batteries, which are sold on the local market… Read More


Ancestral know-how and innovative technologies help women producers of salt and rice preserve the mangroves


Description of the project: The DEDURAM project aims to improve the livelihoods of women and communities in the mangroves of Guinea-Bissau, through sustainable management of space, energy and natural resources. North-South knowledge exchange and capacity-building of women producers contribute to structure and develop the salt and rice value chain in the mangroves. 2000 family farms,… Read More



Transforming gender relations and turning to sustainable resource use in the Kilum-Ijim Forests of Cameroon


Description of the project: CAMGEW engages local and ethnic women in sustainable forest management, while enhancing their human and socio-economic rights and transforming patriarchal gender relations in the forest communities. Cooperating with Oku local authorities and the government of Cameroon, CAMGEW gives women the opportunity to assume leadership positions of forest institutions and stakeholder platforms…. Read More


Bhungroo – small women farmers owning and developing an innovative rainwater saving technology


Description of the project: Erratic rain and irrigation scarcity contribute to food insecurity, financial losses and indebtedness for small farmers in India, especially in coastal areas. Bhungroo®, a locally developed rainwater management technology, saves farmers’ crops from waterlogging during monsoons and ensures adequate irrigation during dry seasons. The project relies on trained rural Women Climate… Read More



Community strategies for climate-resilient livelihoods


Description of the project: This project develops exemplary climate adaptation strategies in 4 communities of rural Zambia, working on women-farmers’ appropriation of the challenges they are facing, and introducing new and diversified livelihoods. Today’s main beneficiaries are 250 small-scale farming households, but further outreach to 33,000 people is planned, with a focus on women, youth… Read More


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


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; many… Read More


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


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 their… Read More


Africa kitchen revolution: training women on transferable mud-building techniques


Description of the project: BWC offers a simple, low cost, sustainable alternative to heavy use of solid fuel by building clean cookstoves with mud-building techniques and local materials. The main objectives of this participatory project are to: improve the livelihood of women by training them on the construction of low-emitting mud cookstoves, reduce air pollution,… Read More



Strengthening women’s ancestral and artisanal fishery to preserve mangrove natural resources in the Saloum delta


Description of the project: Faced with rising water levels, soil salinization and industrial overfishing, women fishers from 7 villages of the Saloum River Delta restore and develop sustainable fishing and processing practices of mangrove shellfish. The catch is calibrated and weighted, biological recovery and reseeding is implemented and improved stoves and solar dryers are used… Read More


Empowering women’s groups in disaster prone areas through community based sustainable water management


Description of the project: The Gemawang, Kaloran & Temmangung districts in Central Java are threatened by water scarcity and landslides due to deforestation. This project empowers women’s groups to identify and implement adaptation strategies within their communities. The women conduct field assessments and feasibility studies with village authorities and water experts and select appropriate water… Read More