AIWC is a 100-year old national women’s volunteer organisation with more than 600 local and regional groups that are implementing a wide range of projects and programmes targeting at the empowerment of women. For more than 20 years, AIWC has been promoting solar energy for household devices and has have activities combining renewable energies with poverty alleviation and trained women in maintenance of solar technologies and waste management. All India Women’s Conference is implementing the project in the mega cities New Delhi and Mumbai. Both the cities have growing populations and are currently facing challenges related to pollution, transport, water and other basic essential services. The coastal region of Mumbai also often bears the brunt of heavy unseasonal rain and floods.
For more information please visit their website or contact the project coordinator: Kalyani Raj (raj.kalyani(at)gmail.com or secretarygeneral(at)aiwc.org.in) - Kalyani is an ex-banker by profession, she has working experience of nearly 20 years in corporate sector in India and abroad. She has been involved with All India Women's Conference since last 20 years as a volunteer and has successfully executed several projects relating to socio-economic empowerment of women. For the past five years Kalyani has been working on sustainable development and climate change issues at the national as well as global level. She is the co-focal point of the WGC of UNFCCC and has taken over as national level Secretary General of AIWC in February'17.
Aksi! for gender, social and ecological justice and Solidaritas Perempuan (SP) have extensive experience in political activities related to climate and environmental politics. Aksi! has particular knowledge in the area of climate finance at national and international level as well as in the monitoring of polities. SP is based on many local volunteer groups that are working for gender justice and global economic justice. SP and Aksi! are conducting activities in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia and Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province. Both coastal cities are prone to impacts of climate change like sea level rise and flood; meanwhile the cities are struggling with urban issues like poverty, slums, transport and basic essential services.
For more information please visit their website or contact the project coordinators: for Aksi!: Titi Soentoro (titi.soentoro(at)gmail.com) - Titi is the Executive Director of Aksi! for gender, social and ecological justice. Her main focus is on mainstreaming women’s rights and gender consideration into policies and projects related to safeguards, information disclosure, participation, and accountability mechanism of the international financial institutions, climate change financing to Indonesia and Green Climate Fund (GCF). For Solidaritas Perempuan: Puspa Dewy (pdewy(at)solidaritasperempuan.org) - Puspa is the Chair of Solidaritas Perempuan's (Women's Solidarity for Human Rights) National Executive Board (2015 - present). She advocates women's rights and other marginalized groups. Since 2007, she has also been actively advocating gender justice perspectives into the climate change policies and actions at local, national and international level.
GenderCC Southern Africa (GenderCCSA) is based in Johannesburg and has gained experiences with climate politics on local, national as well as international level for more than four years. GenderCCSA is cooperating with local organisations such as the GreenHouse Project and the Women, Energy and Climate Change Forum. This way the team in South Africa can benefit from knowledge in various fields like sustainable development education, renewable energies, rain water harvesting, urban agriculture and many more. Their political work contains many activities from trainings for women, political campaigns, to participating in political consultation processes. GenderCCSA will be working in the two cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane, where climate change and rapid population growth due to migration have given rise to additional infrastructure requirements in the areas of water, sewage, solid waste, electricity and transport.
For more information please visit their website or contact the project leader and coordinator: Dorah Marema (dorah(at)gendercc.org.za) - Dorah has worked with a wide range of NGOs and in different sectors both rural and urban settings since 1997. She has been involved in issues of sustainability since 2000 and she worked with a wide range of multi-stakeholder participatory initiatives involving communities, NGOs, government and other institutions in various sectors including small-scale agriculture, environment, climate change, renewable energy, gender and land-rights at local, national and international levels. She is currently the Director of GenderCC Southern Africa-Women for Climate Justice which she founded in 2008 and of Seed Community - an organisation which empowers young women and girls through acess to higher education and founding trustee on the Schauenburg Education Trust as well as the Chairwoman and trustee on the RSM Education Trust. Or contact Ndivile Mokoena (ndivile(at)gendercc.org.za) - Ndivile is coordinating Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiative (GUCCI). She represents GenderCC SA in various advocacy outreach programmes from local to international level including the Green Climate Fund conferences and UNFCCC and to the national government collaborations. She has worked with various organisations especially women organisations from community level, local, provincial and national governments, other civil society organisations and faith based organisations on environmental, social, gender and economic justice issues including land reform and good governance issues
Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia, A.C. is a feminist organization that promotes gender equality as well as the rule of law in Mexico. For over 20 years, they have strengthened women's civic participation and leadership by advocating for gender mainstreaming in public policies and budgets. Their mission is to contribute to the strengthening of a democratic society through the expansion of citizenship.
For more information please visit their website.