WCCI, led by a partnership of women development professionals in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa and the United States, co-creates hubs for sustainable climate solutions with vulnerable communities. Climate Centers address climate change systemically through programming in four key areas: environmental conservation and restoration, climate smart water sanitation and hygiene, bio-intensive farming technologies, and advocacy and entrepreneurship training.
Women’s Climate Centers International will pilot a network of Climate Centers across Uganda and Kenya that provide localized peer-to-peer training in climate resistant agriculture, water, health and sustainability.
The WCCI team includes the directors from Women in Water and Natural Resources Conservation, Kenya; Climate Wise Women, USA; Community Mobilization for Positive Empowerment, Kenya; Women’s Water Initiative, Uganda; Osukuru United Women’s Network, Uganda; FemPo.net, South Africa; Environmental Finance Center West, USA; Transition Earth, USA. WCCI partners currently offer capacity building programs in Africa and the United states in conservation, bio-intensive farming, WASH, community development, leadership and entrepreneurship. Together they form the backbone for training and support for Women’s Climate Centers.
- Water, Sanitation, Hygiene & Health<
- Water System Construction and Maintenance
- Resilient Agricultural
- Land Rights
- Organic Farming
- Advocacy and Lobbying
- Data Collection and Analysis
- Effective Decision-Making
- Business Planning
The WCCI concept is designed to scale. Based on the national parks model, WCCI starts with primary hubs near urban and/or tourism centers where WCCI facilities can generate profits as training, business and conference centers. Primary monies can then be used to subsidize secondary rural Climate Centers where revenue creating opportunities will be limited but need will likely be greater. At the same time, WCCI is building an international; Women’s Climate Taskforce that will grow the WCCI concept beyond its original borders.