21 Mar CTC Joins Global Leaders Discussion on How Women Are Leading Solutions to Climate Change

As climate change brings an array of environmental challenges to communities around the world, the spotlight has turned on how women all over the world are stepping up and leading their communities in adapting to the impacts of climate change across different levels.

To further dissect this issue, CTC participated in a webinar organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and New America on March 21, 2022 which included a panel discussion that explored the many ways women are leading solutions to critical land and natural resource management and climate change challenges.

The webinar featured CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani; Solange Bandiaky-Badji, Coordinator, Rights and Resources Initiative and President, the Rights and Resources Group, and Tracy Farrell, Director, North American Region, International Union for Conservation of Nature. It was moderated by Karol Boudreaux, Senior Land and Resource Governance Advisor, USAID

During the discussion, the panelists talked about women around the world are leading the efforts within their households and communities to prepare for and adapt to climate shocks and stresses noting that women leaders are stepping up to design solutions that mitigate climate change at the local, national, and international levels. Studies show that when women are engaged as decision-makers in resilience and disaster plans, their communities are better able to adapt and manage climate impacts.

The webinar also featured various USAID projects that support women in the frontlines and helping them tackle issues that arise due to a warming planet. The discussion was led by Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America and the speakers included Gillian Caldwell, Chief Climate Officer, USAID and Jamille Bigio, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, USAID

Click on this link to view a recording of the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai_Mykqgjyk

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