Green energy in rural Uganda for households and agricultural cooperatives


Description of the project: The project, implemented by WECF Germany & ARUWE, promotes affordable and decentralized renewable energy solutions with a gender perspective. Implemented technologies include biogas, briquettes (replacing firewood), off-grid photovoltaic systems and solar pumps for farming and household needs. 50 women and girls have benefitted from a“Female Energy Ambassadors” training with technical and practical… Read More


Amplifying women’s voices in climate adaptation policies through visual storytelling


Description of the project: Recognizing the need to amplify the voices of underrepresented women in National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes, the NAP Global Network has partnered with Lensational, a social enterprise whose mission is to empower women from marginalised groups and communities using photography. The project is providing participatory photography and storytelling training to women… Read More


Local women’s groups engaging with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Nigeria


Description of the project: This two-year project has  built the capacities of local women’s groups in Nigeria to advocate for gender responsive climate finance and actively engage in the Green Climate Fund’s evaluation processes. By training women on the fundamentals of climate finance and the GCF mechanism, the project facilitates women’s groups collaboration with Nigeria’s… Read More


Eperara women of Ecuador claim collective health in times of COVID-19


Description of the project: The project is carried out in the indigenous Ecuadorian community of Eperara de Santa Rosa. Women’s groups organised themselves to reclaim their ancestral medicine culture, while strengthening their climate resilience. Based on a collective decision in favor of the community’s health, they decided to take their own actions in response to… Read More


Empowering rural women through integrated, climate resilient development


Description of the project: Since 2016, UEWCA has enhanced the climate resilience and livelihoods of over 49,000 women in rural communities of Ethiopia, with an integrated approach. Their capacities have been strengthened in climate mitigation and adaptation techniques, environmental protection strategies and income diversification. By implementing integrated agroecology -crop and livestock-, efficient stoves and watershed… Read More


Empowering youth to engage in climate action through simulations and local advocacy


Description of the project: ECAP is a female-youth-led project that offers a holistic climate education and advocacy programme based on computerized simulations. Using an MIT Sloan computer model, the ECAP team facilitates interactive simulation workshops, and guides participants on how to tackle climate change from a scientific and systemic perspective testing the effectiveness of solutions… Read More


Community-based climate adaptation and gender justice in Kenya


Description of the project: Since 2007, Church World Service has supported isolated communities in Kenya through a programme called Asset Based Community Development Framework (ABCD) to address both gender inequalities and climate adaptation. It includes gender-power workshops, parental education promoting girls’ schooling, and the creation of locally-led water management committees. The programme also tackles women’s… Read More


Latinas for Climate: amplifiying the voices of girls and young women in Latin America


Description of the project: Latinas for Climate is an international network of young Latin American feminists that raises awareness about the climate emergency from a gender, human rights and cultural perspective. This project educates girls and young women in the region on understanding climate issues by supporting them in creating virtual content, empowering themselves through… Read More


Women-led community water governance safeguards drinking water in Bangladesh


Description of the project: This project, launched in 2015 by the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCBD), responds to the local drinking water crisis by establishing a community led water management system. The approach to ‘Bring Women into Action’ was implemented in three coastal sub-districts, where women had to face acute problems in fetching… Read More


Support program for women prisoners in Rwanda’s prisons


Description of the project: Esperanza Humura carries out a program supporting women prisoners in Rwanda with a holistic approach. It includes awareness raising on their human rights and legal assistance, capacity building for future economic self-sufficiency, promotion of their nutritional health and that of their young children detained with them, as well as organic waste… Read More


Women-led mangrove reforestation in Sunderbans, India


Description of the project: Frequent cyclones in the Indian state of West Bengal damage mangroves, destroy agricultural land and affect soil fertility. In this context, inland and mangrove afforestation, as well as efforts to increase community resilience are crucial. This project, carried out by indigenous women, aims to train beneficiaries in the preparation of seedlings… Read More


Women in urban slums act for climate resilience and Covid-19 recovery in Kenya


Description of the project: This project brings useful responses to specific gendered impacts of the COVID pandemic, which left many women in urban slums without a job while increasing their household responsibilities. AWAK trained 700 urban women in slums to convert former domestic dumping sites into vegetable gardens, using organic compost to enrich the soil… Read More


Cool roofs for climate resilience and women’s economic empowerment in urban centers of India


Description of the project: For urban poor, home is also a workplace, especially for women in Indian cities. Rising temperatures and heatwaves interfere with productivity, subsistence and home comfort. Through this project, Mahila Housing Trust provided cool roofing solutions to lower indoor temperature and enhance well-being. Pro-poor solutions in roofing, walling and housing-ventilation were devised,… Read More


Women protect forest biodiversity and resilience through indigenous knowledge


Description of the project: PIFEVA -Pilier aux Femmes Vulnérables Actives, focuses on documenting and revitalizing the traditional knowledge held by indigineous communities to protect forest biodiversity in the Mwenga territory of the DRC. The project strengthened the capacities of 60 indigenous women and 60 young people in forest communities, to enhance the climate resilience of… Read More


Energy ambassadors challenge gender norms in STEM and advance Jordan’s energy transition


Description of the project: The SEED project implements a holistic and gender-responsive approach to energy transition in Jordan, providing technical training to women and empowering local communities to adapt to climate change and advocate for climate solutions. Women energy ambassadors learn to install solar water heaters and photovoltaic systems, thereby challenging gender-stereotypes in the male-dominated… Read More


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



CAEPA Cameroon: supporting women’s climate justice solutions in agriculture


Description of the project: Community Agriculture and Environmental Protection Association (CAEPA) Cameroon improves the livelihoods of women farmers in the Northwest by introducing new sustainable farming technologies and ensuring their equal access to land ownership. 500 families have been trained in enhancing soil quality, protecting water sources and developing sustainable cropping systems. They were supported… Read More