CAMFED’s Harriet Cheelo, a sustainable agriculture expert, represents our movement at the Skoll World Forum Ecosystem event, alongside experts from Proximity Designs, Project Drawdown and Mulago Foundation. Find out how we can solve the climate crisis and address poverty alleviation at the same time.
Earth Day 2022
This Earth Day (April 22) join us for a Facebook live event with members of the CAMFED Sisterhood in Zimbabwe and our special guest, Vee Kativhu. Plus, keep learning about girls’ education, women’s leadership, and climate action from our leaders through this round-up of highlights.
If you’re curious about the link between girls’ education and climate change, and how we can all create an inclusive world where gender equity and social justice are a reality, then don’t miss this chat! But if you can’t make it, the event will be available to stream afterwards.
Scroll down to discover some of the latest highlights from our young women leaders who are bringing their lived experience and deep expertise to a global audience.
Girls' education and climate action
Investing in girls’ education is one of the most powerful ways of tackling the climate emergency. It is the foundation for women’s equal participation in decision-making, green innovation, livelihoods and policy-making.
We’ve seen how the climate crisis disproportionately impacts women and pushes more girls out of school, and we are not standing idly by.
We are taking action right now to support millions more girls to go to school and to grow up to become the next generation of climate leaders.
CAMFED Association member and sustainable agriculture expert Dorcas Lukwesa joined a group of climate and sustainable food specialists to discuss opportunities, funding avenues, and best practices for shaping the future of the agricultural sector in Africa. Dorcas has developed an award-winning mobile aquaponics system, through which she aims to support rural communities to improve food security and climate resilience.
Dr Tamsin Edwards, Department of Geography, King’s College London on the BBC podcast “39 Ways to Save the Planet” with Fiona Mavhinga, CAMFED’s Executive Advisor working on strategic development with the CAMFED Association of women leaders, and Esnath Divasoni, a Core Trainer of CAMFED climate-smart Agriculture Guides, and edible insect entrepreneur in Zimbabwe.
Harriet Cheelo, climate-smart agriculture expert, and Catherine Boyce, CAMFED’s Director for Enterprise Development, are interviewed by Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi. The episode looks at how girls and women are disproportionately affected by climate change, and how with the right resources, they can take a prominent role in tackling the effects of climate change.
On November 9th 2021, CAMFED Association members Fiona Mavhinga, Forget Shareka, Esnath Divasoni and Harriet Cheelo joined a panel chaired by Emma Spicer, Head of the Girls’ Education Department, FCDO, on African Women’s Grassroots Climate Action as part of the COP26 events.
At COP26, Forget Shareka, CAMFED Association member and climate expert from Zimbabwe, chaired a round table discussion bringing together youth climate leaders, political actors, researchers, and other key stakeholders to discuss the critical role of girls’ education and women’s leadership in tackling the climate crisis.