Mentoring Women and Girls to Fight Climate Change in Agriculture (MEWOCA)
Mentoring Women and Girls to Fight Climate Change in Agriculture (MEWOCA)
A project, being Mentoring Women and Girls to tackle the effects of Climate Change in Agriculture. Because women are more likely to live in poverty than men, have less access to basic human rights; like the ability to freely move and acquire land, and face systematic violence that escalates during periods of instability, it is important to support them in the wake of climate change. “These factors, and many more suggest that when climate change intensifies, women will struggle the most. In fact, the Paris climate agreement includes specific provisions to ensure women receive support to cope with the hazards of climate change ”.

“Gender inequality hampers women’s capacity and potential to be actors of climate action. These gender inequalities limits women access to own and have control over resources, access to education and information, and equal rights and access to decision-making processes because they define what women and men can do and cannot do in a particular context of climate change ”.While women are great at connecting the dots between climate change and its effects on health, agriculture, water, and sanitation, they are largely left out of leadership globally to make a change in the way that could get energy moving toward a clean future. This project will build the capacity of women in responding to climate change, have their inclusive participation in agro-development and the challenges and opportunities it presents. The project aimed at increasing the capacity of the women in Eastern Nimba county through training and the provision of farming equipment, seeds, storage facility and farming tools to improve their production and enhance livelihood. The project will establish suitable environment for farm sustainability in the wake of climate change and biodiversity conservation.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Yes, We Can Young Women Mentoring and Development Program (YOWOMED)
Country:
Liberia
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 20,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 4,000.00
Project Number:
LBR/SGP/OP7/Y2/CORE/CC/2021/47
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Knowledge transfer and capacity building based on personal involvement of local people are at the heart of this project and hence dissemination is an integral aspect of what is planned.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Local Environmental Volunteer Groups will be trained in effective environmental education techniques.
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SGP Country office contact

Mr. Samuel Boakai
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Mrs. Gboryonon B. Zarbupoo
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C/O UNDP Office, UN Drive, 1000 Monrovia 10,
Monrovia, West Africa