We do not do our work alone. Key to WEA’s strategy is collaboration. Everywhere we go, whether it be Africa, India or the sacred lands of North America, we partner with other organizations to provide the services we provide. It is through these partnerships that we reach more women and create more sustainable change.
It is an exciting time with so much happening with our colleague organizations. We want to share the following news items about these amazing leaders in their fields:
- One of WEA’s partners in Africa, Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai of The Greenbelt Movement, is participating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) this week. She is advocating on behalf of Africa and on behalf of women. She’s posting regularly to her website and you can read more by clicking here.
- A Single Drop is a partner with Women’s Earth Alliance in our work in Africa. Gemma Bulos, A Single Drop’s Founder, was recognized by The Schwab Foundation as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year. This is quite an honor and one that is truly deserved.
- Congratulations to the Barefoot College! They recently won Half the Sky contest, coordinated by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl Wudunn, authors of Half the Sky. We visited the Barefoot College on our recent Learning Delegation. Half the Sky is spreading the word far and wide about how we all can empower women to change the world. Check them out on Oprah!
- Shashi Tyagi, one of the many Indian leaders we met with on our recent Learning Delegation, received the prestigious Dalmiya Award on November 13. This award, given for outstanding work on environment and natural resources, was presented to Shashi on behalf of GRAVIS.