Women for results: local solutions in addressing climate change
Women for results: local solutions in addressing climate change
The women led Project suggests value of blending traditional and scientific knowledge in strategies for coping with climate change and variability.
Women are the most likely to suffer from climate change, but they are also the most capable of creating change and adaptation within their communities. The Project will demonstrate that women with agency and social power will minimize the effects of climate change. Climate change is deepening the food crisis for women and their families. Women are the majority of the world's small-scale farmers and produce most of the world's food. But climate change has made the risky business of farming all the more difficult. More frequent crop failures mean women work harder and families eat less. Climate change leads to increased illness and disease and women are the primary caregivers for the sick. Climate change has increased both floods and droughts, contributing to outbreaks of diarrhea and cholera. It has increased the spread of malaria and dengue-carrying mosquitoes. Water-related diseases alone kill over two million people every year, most of them women and children.
Indigenous women bear a triple burden despite decades demanding international action on the environment. Drought, flooding, erratic temperatures and extinction of plants and animals weaken not just the planet but also indigenous women's identity, well-being and way of life.
Climate change makes women's long workday even longer. When unpredictable rainfall makes food, fuel and water scarce, women have to walk longer and farther to collect them ¾ time that could have been spent studying, earning an income or working to better their communities. What's more, long remote treks often put women at a greater risk of violence.
Women have the knowledge and skills to adapt to climate change and to find a sustainable path out of poverty. They need the power, tools and resources to turn this knowledge into solutions.
The proposed Project will empower local women in Polissya to take actions against climate change and poverty, as well as to influence decision making process at the national level.
Project Implementing Partners: local women and households, village secondary schools, the village councils of Malyn, Korostyshyv and Radomyshl districts, Malyn state rayon administration, the Radomyshl education rayon department, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, State Ecological Academy, NGOs, Civil Society Advisory Council under the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Women and nature
Country:
Ukraine
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Grant Amount:
US$ 45,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 22,750.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 22,772.00
Project Number:
UKR/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/CC/13/20
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 2
Empowerment
Number and type of support linkages established with local governments/authorities 5

Partnership

Radomyshl education rayon department, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, State Ecological Academy, NGOs, Civil Society Advisory Council

Grantee Contact

Ms Victoriya Kaminska
Phone: 380968495063
 

Address

14 Starokiyvska Str.
Radomyshl , Zhytomyr , 12201

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Svitlana Nigorodova
Phone:
+ 380 44 354 56 90 (ext. 3300)
Email:

Address

10, Lypska Str., Kyiv, Ukraine
, EUROPE AND THE CIS REGION, 01021