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Gender groups urged to notify authorities of interest in climate finance

Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme

Women and gender groups have been called upon to make their interest in climate finance matters as they relate with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) known to the appropriate authorities and entities. Participants at the Training Workshop on Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme and Consultative Forum on Nigeria’s Readiness Support Ms. Titilope Akosa, Executive Director, Centre for 21st Century ...

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Women are more vulnerable to impacts of climate change – Environmentalist

Women farmers

An environmentalist, Mr Olumide Idowu, says women are increasingly more vulnerable than men to the impacts of climate change, because they are more dependent on threatened natural resources. Female smallholder farmers Idowu, who spoke on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Lagos, noted that gender roles in Africa had made the recurrent climate effect to have a huge toll on women especially. The environmentalist ...

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IPEN, SAICM report illustrates chemicals’ disproportionate impacts on women

Phumzile-Mlambo-Ngcuka-UNWomen

A report published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) and the Strategic Alliance for International Chemicals Management (SAICM) illustrates the impact of chemicals on women, as well as gender inequalities in decision-making on chemicals and waste management. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women The report suggests concrete steps to protect women’s health and their decision-making role.  The report, titled: “Gender Review Mapping ...

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Girl Up Nigeria adopts scheme to boost climate action by women, girls

Girl child

Girl Up Nigeria on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 launched one of its projects for 2021. Tagged “She Leads Climate Action”, the project aims to increase the awareness on the importance of adopting a recycling culture in the environment and to increase the number of women and girls who are actively taking climate action in their communities. The girl child: Increased ...

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AfDB approves five-year gender strategy to boost inclusive growth

Vanessa Moungar

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a new Gender Strategy for 2021 to 2025 tagged “Investing in Africa’s women to accelerate inclusive growth.” AfDB Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar This is contained in a statement from the bank in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday, January 7, 2021. The strategy was approved on Dec. 11, ...

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Forum explores narratives on environmental justice for Niger Delta women

Niger Delta Women's Day

“Community women bear the brunt of environmental cost of the relationship and transactions between large corporations and community leaders and government to explore and exploit oil and gas mineral resources available in our land,” said Chief Emem Okon the Executive Director, Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Chief Emem Okon, ...

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Women empowerment: Copious win for the planet

Women farmers

What we all want is a liveable world, a future that will exist for generations unborn. Everyone wants a long, healthy and beautiful life, hence we do whatever it takes to make our world “perfect”, one fit for rock stars and celebrities, a world that’s suitable for the bourgeoisie, a life that’s likened to a dream. We just want it ...

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Tony Elumelu Foundation, European Union to empower 2,500 African women

Joyce Awojoodu

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), a philanthropy committed to empowering young African entrepreneurs, has announced a partnership with the European Union to identify, train, mentor and fund 2,500 young African women entrepreneurs in 2021. Joyce Awojoodu, a beneficiary of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme The partnership will disburse €20 million in financial and technical support for women-owned businesses, across all 54 ...

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UN supports efforts to mainstream gender into National Climate Actions

patricia espinosa

UN Climate Change has significantly boosted support efforts around the nexus of gender and climate change in two series of virtual workshops conducted in the second half of 2020. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC This targeted support concerns strengthening the skills of National Gender Climate Change Focal Points on the one hand, and integrating gender into national climate ...

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AfDB, partners agree to strengthen commitment to gender equality

Vanessa Moungar

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and partners have agreed to strengthen their commitment to gender equality. AfDB Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar The agreement is on the theme: “Development Banks as Actors for Change towards Gender Equality.” AfDB Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar, joined high-level representatives from global financial institutions and UN ...

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