BENEFITING: Global Greengrants Fund
EVENT DATE: Aug 02, 2014
Help us bring grassroots women leaders together from all of the effected regions across globe. The funding we have is not enough for the full representation of grassroots women’s leaders we seek. The Summit will be more powerful with their representation so we can hear firsthand how these women leaders are addressing climate change in their communities. Although their voices can be represented by those who are attending, we recognize the importance and value of letting these women speak for themselves. We need $50,000 to sponsor an additional 10 grassroots leaders from around the world to participate in this convening. These dollars will cover their transportation, lodging, meals and translation services.
The convening is in August, and we are inviting women leaders now
This convening to be held August 2nd – 7th and will emphasize mitigation of emission from land use change, and expanding community rights over land and resources including coastal areas. We will be developing best practices for training, supporting, mentoring, forming, and encouraging female grassroots leaders in rural areas. The focus will be on developing best practices for funding women’s activities related to climate change, and identification of inappropriate or burdensome government regulation on community resource use that impacts and often excludes women. In addition, we will explore how to better understand and support women undertaking this work as they are often at increased risk of criminalization and violence against themselves and their families.
Examples of women-led climate initiatives Global Greengrants has supported:
INDIA: managing forests sustainably
The Forum for People’s Awareness will launch a women-led forest management initiative. In partnership with women’s groups, the Forum will teach women about the dangers of deforestation and provide an alternative source of timber by planting a tree nursery with 15,000 saplings.
KENYA: building stoves that conserve energy and save trees
The Nyadhi Women’s Group will train women and youth to build energy-efficient stoves, which save energy, protect forests, and sustain the health of the women who use them.
ECUADOR: stopping oil exploration and protecting indigenous lands
Women from seven indigenous nations will march from the Ecuadorian Amazon to the capital to demand the halt of oil exploration in the Sapara forests, the honoring of agreements protecting isolated indigenous communities’ lands from exploitation, and the protection of Yasuní National Park.