Catalyzing Women's Climate Solutions in Kenya
In partnership with Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation (WWANC)
The Kenya Accelerator
The Kenya Women's Earth Alliance Accelerator convenes a powerful group of women leaders who are out front – fiercely protecting our water, food, air, forests, land, sacred sites, indigenous lifeways, and future generations. By investing in women leaders to scale solutions for change, we are creating the conditions for an inclusive, safe, and thriving world.
Leaders in the 2020 Kenya Women and Climate Accelerator are creating impact such as tree-planting for climate mitigation, which has sequestered 19 million pounds of carbon while also generating food-security, erosion control, and women’s income through tree nursery micro-enterprises.
Through the Women and Climate Accelerator, Kenyan women leaders are launching and scaling 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
Produced in partnership with Kenyan CBO, Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation (WWANC), this is a one-year program that includes two, week-long in-person trainings, remote mentorship, group forums, field visits, and scaling grants for participants.
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.