The Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards bring together environmental defenders from around the world who use a gender equality and women’s rights approach when implementing the Paris Agreement to fight our climate crisis. Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) and the CTCN provide mentoring and support to bring these good practices to scale.
“The annual mentoring workshops and online training sessions organized by WECF and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) are a highlight for Gender CCS outhern Africa," says 2015 award winner Bertha Chiroro.
The prize and the accompanying mentorship programme has helped her to gain confidence and become a part South Africa's national climate policy. With real commitments from governments, e.g. in terms of finance and technology, we can upscale these inclusive solutions to have a significant impact, not only locally but also, on the global level.
“The incredible dynamism of the Gender Just Climate Solutions awardees network is a source of innovative and successful experiences that informs the CTCN’s recommendations for gender-responsive technology transfer and development.” – Rose Mwebaza, Director of the CTCN
Join us for 2 events at COP 27!
1. Awards ceremony, November 14 @ 17:00 - 17:40 UTC+2
On Gender Day during COP27, join us for the Gender Just Climate Solutions annual awards ceremony & publication launch!
– 2022 Award winners
– Moderator: Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director, WECF International
– Keynote speakers: Dr. Rose Mwebaza, CTCN Director, Representative of Kenya (tbc)
Media are welcome to attend the event. UN Media accreditation is required. Please reach out to WECF (email@example.com) if you are interested in interviewing the participants.
This event will also be live streamed on the UNFCCC webcast page.
2. Showcasing event, November 15 @ 16:45 - 18:15 UTC+2
This side event will showcase outstanding Gender Just Climate Solutions that are implemented around the world and transform the narrative on climate action.
Find out more about the initiatives led by the 2022 Gender Just Climate Solutions Award winners and how previous winners have successfully upscaled their action and have benefited from the Gender Just Climate Solutions mentoring programme.
Including high-level speakers:
– Mrs. Mona Neubaur, Minister of Economy, Industry and Climate protection, Nordrhein-Westfalen
– Mr. Philippe Galland, Agence Francaise de Développement
– Mr. Omedi Moses Jura, Chair of the CTCN Advisory Board, Kenya