Call for applications for the Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards 2023

Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is now calling for the applications to its annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards. Photo credit: Annabelle Avril/WECF

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Women Engage for a Common Future

The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is calling for applications to its annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards, conducted with the support of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Scottish Government and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). 

Adopting a feminist approach to climate justice to reduce gender inequality is at the core of the Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards. Launched in 2015 at COP21 in Paris, this Award showcases the actions of grassroots women in all their diversity in their fight against climate change and the need to integrate gender equality in all climate programs and policies. 


Who can participate?

All grassroots and women-led organizations working for climate protection and/or gender equality are eligible. Only non-governmental initiatives are eligible. The project must be ongoing for at least a year or be already completed. 

Applicant’s initiatives should fall into one of the following three categories: 

•    Technical solutions (e.g. technologies for mitigation, adaptation, or loss and damage);  

•    Non-technical solutions (e.g. consumption changes, resilience, and capacity building);

•    Transformational solutions (e.g. addressing power relations and norms, institutional/societal change); 


Selection process

The submitted projects will be evaluated by an international jury made up of members of the WGC and partner institutions according to the criteria listed below. Priority will be given to initiatives led by women and gender non-conforming persons. 


Selection criteria

Area 1: Women's Rights and Gender Equality

  • Provides equal access to benefits for women, men, gender non-conforming, and youth;
  • Aims to alleviate and/or does not add additional burden to women's workload (such as other natural resource management or care responsibilities without compensation);
  • Empowers women through enhanced mobility/accessibility, livelihood security, food security, improved health, access to safe water, etc.;
  • Promotes women’s democratic rights and participation by ensuring decision-making by local women, men, women’s groups, cooperatives, and communities.

Area 2: Climate Resilience

  • Locally led and/or locally driven;
  • Ensures self-sufficiency and low input of resources; 
  • Contributes to climate change mitigation, emissions reduction, and/or climate adaptation. 

Area 3: Scaling up and transfer

  • Results can be shared, spread and scaled up; 
  • Shows interlinkages to cross-cutting issues, including, but not limited to, peacebuilding, natural resources management, food security and/or health, water, and sanitation.

Apply here before Sunday, 30 July 2023. 

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