The national Civil Society Organisations Climate Action Team held a virtual presentation related to Gender, Climate Change and the Environment on Monday July 18th 2022 via the Zoom platform.
The session was facilitated by Dr. Marsha Hinds, a post-doctoral fellow in Gender Studies at the University of Guelph and Gender Consultant to the UNDP Global Environmental Fund.
The National Civil Society Climate Action Team was introduced in February 2022 as part of the ongoing regional Green Climate Fund (GCF) Project, “Enhancing Caribbean Civil Society’s Access and Readiness for Climate Finance”, which is being implemented by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI).
The team was formed to promote collaboration, knowledge sharing and partnerships among CSOs for effective civil society engagement in climate change processes, and to improve access to climate finance and implementation of climate actions in the tri-island state.
Subsequently, a follow-up meeting to the virtual presentation series on Gender, Climate Change and the Environment was convened On Monday August 22nd, 2022. The session was centred on a virtual presentation which was previously delivered by Dr. Marsha Hinds, under the theme “Reframing Caribbean Leadership for a More Sustainable Harmony with Nature”.
Both sessions were attended by members of the national CSO Climate Action Team, other members of the local civil society sector and specially-invited guests, and were geared towards building awareness of issues surrounding the concept of gender, and its intersectionality with the environment and climate change, as well as identifying possible areas for capacity building and future strategies for local CSO intervention.
Read the latest update on the GCF CSO Readiness Project in Grenada:
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