Resolve trash to cash: providing social and economic security to ostracised women


Description of the project: This project ensures a dignified livelihood for women who are scavenging landfills, i.e., recycling municipal solid waste (MSW), in Kolkata by institutionalising their unofficial work and developing women-led microenterprises on waste recycling. Transforming the women to “climate entrepreneurs” leads to social and economic security, as they would otherwise often be exposed… Read More


Inclusive, sustainable waste management in Delhi


Description of the project The inhabitants and entreprises of Delhi are generating excessive waste and civic authorities have no systematic sustainable waste management in place. A survey conducted in BudhVihar, a colony located in southwest Delhi, reflected that the locality has improper waste & drainage system, water logging, health issues and each household on an… Read More



Spotless Dame – combating menstrual hygienic poverty while reducing plastic waste


Description of the project: This project addresses the interconnected challenges of plastic waste, extreme poverty, unhygienic practices during menstruation, and sustainable livelihoods. It enables adolescent girls and community women to lead healthy lives by breaking myths and taboos surrounding menstruation and creating awareness about healthy practices. More than 6,500 Mera Pads -reusable cloth pads made… Read More



Women processing fish on the path to a circular economy at Guet Ndar, Saint-Louis of Senegal


Description of the project: In Saint-Louis, Senegal, fish smoking, a women’s activity, still uses expensive, high-emitting and polluting sources of energy. This pilot project proposes a sustainable, economical and ecological energy solution for a Group of Collective Interest (GIE) consisting of 700 women fish-processors. By recovering waste from their activities through composting units (organic fertilizer)… Read More


GREEN Rebellion – Generating Resources Engagement for the Environment and Nature


Description of the project: Since 2007, Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH) has run a comprehensive set of initiatives targeted at reducing its environmental footprint and capacitating isolated communities on disaster response and climate adaptation. The hospital has served over 6,000 beneficiaries with medical and surgical missions focusing on maternal care, performs free reproductive health surgery and… Read More


Access to water and sanitation and holistic approach for an inclusive climate resilience


Description of the project: Kynarou is developing an inclusive and sustainable development model with 10 Dalits (“untouchable” caste) communities in Tamil Nadou, India. Starting from the supply of drinking water and access to decent sanitation, this project runs an exemplary model of sustainable and inclusive development with the villagers, ranging from ecological treatment of wastewater… Read More


Women-Driven Clean Kundrathur


Description of the project: The Kundrathur Solid Waste Management (SWM) project serves a town of 25,000 inhabitants with quality waste sorting and recycling, providing 64 underprivileged women and men with new employment as Green Friends. Women have been included in a male dominated sector via self-help groups that build their technical, environmental and social capacities…. Read More


When circular economy works hand in hand with social inclusion


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


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


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


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


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


Low-carbon gender responsive manufacturing of all-natural Caribbean beauty treats


Description of the project: The project pursues two goals: 1. To increase by 20% the number of manufacturing companies utilizing sustainable, climate friendly techniques, promoting best practices for low-carbon manufacturing in the Caribbean region. 2. To enhance the income, health, education level and entrepreneurial skills of women in the Caribbean by 25% by 2020. With… 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


Otro Tiempo Otro Planeta (Other Time Other Planet)


Description of the project: This project develops a locally organized safe waste disposal system for used cooking oil, transformed in biodiesel. It creates employment for women who have been victims of gender violence, and contributes to the reduction of water pollution and CO2 emissions. Otro Tiempo’s objective is to empower women economically and socially. In… Read More


Bioloos: climate-friendly, sustainable gender responsive toilets


Description of the project: The project enables access to safe & sustainable sanitation to women and their families, school children and rail passengers. Women suffer disproportionately from lack of sanitation. Bioloo improves their security and dignity by providing gender- sensitive and climate-friendly affordable toilet systems. Banka Bioloo is a social enterprise founded by a woman,… Read More