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Archive for September 2011

When women thrive, communities thrive: Join us at the 2011 Bioneers Conference for a day-long workshop on Leadership!

We are delighted to announce that the WEA Team, as part of the 2011 Bioneers Conference‘s Cultivating Women’s Leadership program, will be leading a special one-day intensive workshop, “Leadership at the Nexus: When Women Thrive, Communities Thrive.” On Monday, October 17th, WEA Directors Amira Diamond, Caitlin Sislin, Gemma Bulos, Maame Yelbert-Obeng, Melinda Kramer, and Rucha…

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When I grow up, I want to be an engineer!

Photos and Text by Beth Robertson (Research Fellow)   At Katuuso Primary School in Uganda—the site where the 2011 GWWI East Africa Grassroots Training built and handed over two water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technologies—the students, especially the girls, were shocked to see women constructing rainwater harvesting (RWH) tanks and ventilated improved pits (VIP) latrines…

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Out of sight is not out of mind

As you know, the Africa Team just returned from Uganda, having worked alongside GWWI and our partners from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania to address the myriad environmental challenges facing women and girls. We specifically had dialogues around the impact of climate change on women and girls and together strategized and developed skills on appropriate water,…

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Meet the Summer Interns!

It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of August. What a productive summer at Women’s Earth Alliance, and what a talented group of Summer Interns. They contributed so much to WEA, and we are grateful for all their hard work. Take a moment to meet them! MARA GERSON – Summer Intern 1. Where are…

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