With women being the majority of the poor in developing countries and communities highly dependent on natural resources, experts participating in the Africa Climate Week (ACW) have argued that practical solutions hinge on women’s participation in all aspects of the climate change debate.
In her presentation at the Africa Consultative Workshop on the sidelines of ACW, Salina Sanou, with the Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), said there is need to continue supporting indigenous women led organisations to empower them as role models.
She added that gender disintegrated data is a good way of identifying and rectifying gaps in monitoring progress in the climate change discussion.
“Women and men are experiencing climate change differently, as gender inequalities persist around the world, recognising the important contributions of women as decision makers, stakeholders, and experts across sectors and at all levels can lead to successful, long-term solutions to climate change. Indigenous women are an important part of the REDD+ process and the climate change discussion and cannot be ignored.”
Find attached the Africa Climate week Newsletter.