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Climate change is inescapable. And its impacts disproportionately affect women. But women are adaptable, resilient, and capable of building a better future.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly in the provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu – where agriculture, forestry, health, housing, and fragile ecosystems have been impacted by climate change – adaptation to climate change is an urgent issue. And women are stepping up to create lasting change.

This project aims to support women to become more resilient to climate change, and to contribute to the conservation and restoration of natural spaces. Drawing on the expertise of numerous partners, this project also aims to improve food security, sustainable livelihoods, and living conditions for women.

We’re collaborating on this project with Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie, and working together with our Congolese partners – Institut Jane Goodall République Démocratique du Congo, Plate-forme Diobass au Kivu, Pilier aux Femmes Vulnérables Actives, Caritas Développement Goma, and Coalition des Femmes Leaders pour l’Environnement et le Développement Durable.

This project is funded in partnership with the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada.

Goals

Supporting and empowering
4500

women in agricultural, literacy, and leadership strengthening activities.

Conserving and restoring
4000ha

of natural spaces across the provinces of North and South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Because so many women are on the front line of the climate change fight, they’re uniquely situated to be agents of change.

Dr. Jane Goodall

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