08-03-2019

WASCAL Celebrates Women in Climate Change

“WASCAL strongly believes in the potential of women. This is evident in the numerous and equal opportunities we have given women over the years.  Fighting climate change within the sub-region demands a holistic approach. In the end women are hit hard by the hazardous effects of climate change. Leaving them out during the decision-making process creates a big vacuum in the whole efforts to combating climate change and improving livelihoods. So, on this day of International Women’s Day, we want to congratulate all the women in West Africa, particularly those in Climate Change. He further emphasized.

The reinforcement of integrating gender into climate change initiatives with the adoption of the  first Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2017, are referred to as Parties. The Conference of Parties (COP) organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) seeks to advance women’s full, equal and meaningful participation, and to promote gender-responsive climate policy.

Miss Alberta Aryee is a beneficiary scholar of  the WASCAL Climate Change and Human Security run in partnership with the University of Lomé, Togo. On this august day, “I wish all women who are making strides to fight climate change from small holder farmers to scientists and lecturers all the best. I say “congratulations”! Let us continue to concentrate our efforts in climate change to attain sustainable development in Africa and the World at large.”



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