Catalyzing Women's Climate Solutions in Kenya
The Kenya Accelerator
In partnership with our longtime partner, Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation (WWANC), WEA's work in Kenya convenes women leaders fiercely protecting water, food, air, forests, land, sacred sites, and indigenous lifeways. By supporting these leaders to scale solutions for change, we are creating the conditions for an inclusive, safe, and thriving world.
WEA's Accelerator programs in Kenya aim to create employment opportunities and reduce poverty in communities impacted through climate change through the economic empowerment of women eco-entrepreneurs. Through seed grants and training on business management, technical skills, and marketing strategies, the Accelerator focuses on amplifying and scaling grassroots, women-led eco-entrepreneurship solutions and strategies while restoring natural ecosystems and stimulating local economies.
Through WEA's Accelerator programs, Kenyan women leaders have launched and scaled climate resiliency initiatives including:
- Growing, distributing, and training communities to plant saplings for agroforestry, erosion control, and climate adaptation;
- Growing climate-resilient seed and establishing community seed banks as an alternative to agrochemical seed systems;
- Implementing WASH programs with communities;
- Establishing women-led groups to identify and address climate disasters
Meet the Kenya Leaders:
The Accelerator aims to amplify:
Generate quantifiable impact in leaders’ projects that restore ecosystems, transform agriculture and food systems, build green economies, and protect people’s health, rights and safety
Grow public awareness and visibility for key environmental campaigns and causes via WEA’s international network.
Bolster women’s environmental leadership nationally and internationally by strengthening women’s networks, spheres of influence, and access to resources
The Accelerator includes:
Leaders are accelerating the impact of their existing projects in these intersectional areas and beyond:
Accelerator participants are founders and leaders in their grassroots organizations with a track record of success and potential to grow their impact - leaders like Everlyne:
In the face of environmental crises, the diverse solutions that women climate leaders deliver are critical to our survival. In response, the Kenya Women's Earth Alliance Accelerator is designed for timely action and high impact.