African Feminist Perspectives on COP27 and Beyond
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
12:00pm Eastern Time USA
As the world prepares for COP27 in Egypt during the UN General Assembly and Climate Week, African feminist leaders are calling for a different path forward demanding urgent climate action from governments centered on justice and rights. During this event we will hear from women leaders from Africa sharing struggles, analysis, solutions and successful on the ground projects for climate justice.
– Neema Namadamu, Founder, Synergy of Congolese Women’s Associations (SAFECO), and Democratic Republic of Congo Coordinator, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), DR Congo
– Rita Uwaka, Forest & Biodiversity Program Coordinator, Friends of the Earth Africa (FoEA), Nigeria
– Sostine Namanya, Gender & Food Security Projects Officer, National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Uganda
– Anne Songole, Climate Justice Coordinator, The African Women’s Development and Communications Network (FEMNET), Kenya
– Comments and Moderation by Osprey Orielle Lake, Executive Director, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)
This event is part of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) three-day Climate Justice Forum: “Facing the Climate Emergency on the Road to COP27: Solutions and Perspectives from Global Women and Gender Diverse Leaders,” taking place September 20-22, 2022.