Gender-Just Climate Solutions Award 2018
The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is currently inviting applicants to participate in the 2018 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards. The WGC established in 2009 is one of the 9 stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). WGC consists of 20 women’s and environmental civil society organizations, who are working to ensure that women’s voices and their rights are embedded in all processes and results of the UNFCCC framework, for a sustainable and just future, so that gender equality and women’s human rights are central to the ongoing discussions.
WGC gives award in three (3) categories/Initiatives:
- Technical climate solutions with a women or gender perspective (e.g. in area of renewables, energy or adaptation technologies etc.)
- Non-technical climate solutions with a women or gender perspective (e.g. in area of efficiency, consumption changes, resilience and capacity building etc.)
- Transformational climate initiatives with a women or gender perspective (e.g. addressing governance, institutional/societal change etc.)
All types of activist, grassroots and women-led organizations and groups working on issues related to climate change are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to women-led initiatives, recognizing that programmes do not necessarily need to be women-led to be gender just.
Three top ‘Award Winners’ will be identified, one per category. These three winners will each receive a Seed Grant of 2000 Euros; travel for one representative to attend the Awards Ceremony held at COP24 in Katowice, Poland this December 2018; and 1-year of mentorship activities from the members of the WGC.
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