Our work results in educated women with agency, who can live healthier, more productive, and secure lives. They have healthier families, earn higher incomes, support the education of many more children in their communities, and can help build resilience to the effects of climate change, including through sustainable agriculture.
If you care about a healthy planet, educate girls!
Investing in girls’ education is not only just and right, it’s also the foundation for women’s leadership for a sustainable future, and one of the most powerful ways of tackling the climate emergency. Research shows that countries with higher levels of girls’ education increase their resilience to climate disasters, and that women’s equal participation in decision-making, and their political leadership, tends to benefit people and the planet.
Educated women have the skills they need to run and grow sustainable businesses, especially in climate-smart agriculture. They can inspire community action to build climate resilience; innovate to adopt green technologies; and lead on local and global policy that changes the status quo. The result: increased prosperity, reduced carbon emissions, and improved adaptation and resilience to the effects of climate change, which are already being felt, especially in the world’s most marginalized communities. We know this not just from research data, but from three decades of experience in Africa.