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Our Projects

With local leadership guiding each WEA project, we produce capacity-building trainings where women share skills and tools in appropriate technology, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. They gain seed funding, mentorship, and a global alliance. With these resources in hand, women participants go on to launch their own environmental projects and teach others to do the same.

Current Projects

Catalyzing Women’s Climate Solutions in Kenya

Catalyizing Women’s Climate Solutions in Kenya In partnership with Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation (WWANC) The 2019 Kenya Accelerator The 2019 Kenya Women’s Earth Alliance Accelerator Accelerator will convene a powerful group of women leaders who are out front – fiercely protecting our water, food, air, forests, land, sacred sites, indigenous lifeways, and…

Accelerating Women’s Climate Solutions in the U.S.

Accelerating Women’s Climate Solutions in the U.S. Powered by: 24 grassroots women leaders 14 U.S. states and Territories represented 4 months of knowledge and skill-sharing The 2019 U.S. Accelerator In recognition of the central role that women play in environmental and climate movements and the resources they acutely need to grow their impact, the U.S.…

Building Climate Resiliency in Indonesia

Building Climate Resiliency in Indonesia In partnership with For Good, Mother Jungle, and Ranu Welum 27 grassroots women leaders 15 regions of Indonesia represented 4 months of knowledge and skill-sharing The 2019 Indonesia Accelerator The 2019 Indonesia Women’s Earth Alliance Accelerator catalyzes the efforts of Indonesian women leaders protecting their communities and ecosystems from environmental/climate…

Building Peace Through the Ripple Academy

Building Peace Through the Ripple Academy In direct response to the divisions and violence our world faces, WEA joined forces with the interfaith grassroots peace and justice organization, URI, which has worked in 100 countries over 28 years, organizing Cooperation Circles in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. Together we’ve launched the Ripple Academy, a coordinated training…

Planting Seeds of Resilience in Southern India

Planting Seeds of Resilience in Southern India This Initiative sustains the organizing and builds the capacity of rural women leaders and small-scale forest home gardeners in the Malnad region of Karnataka, India to preserve traditional knowledge, promote indigenous seed saving practices, support climate adaptation and mitigation, and further the rights of women farmers. This is…

WISE Women’s Clean Cookstoves Project

WISE Women’s Clean Cookstoves Project In 2015, WEA launched a partnership with Women’s Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE) to hold capacity-building trainings for women leaders from Kaduna State in Nigeria to promote and sell clean cookstoves. Through trainings that include clean cookstove business training, leadership and advocacy skill development, and financing for clean cookstove purchasing,…

Shedding Light on Environmental Violence in North America

Shedding Light on Environmental Violence in North America In North America, WEA and Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) partner to support Indigenous communities resisting environmental violence. In 2016 we launched the Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies report and toolkit with a broad outreach campaign, providing a critical perspective from Indigenous women…

Working Together for H2OPE in India

Working Together for H2OPE in India In Spring of 2016, Numi Foundation and Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) launched an innovative partnership to ensure clean, safe drinking water to the Tonganagaon tea community in Northern Assam, India. Together with our local NGO partners, Chamong Tea Company, and the Tonganagaon community, we aim to provide access to…

Past Projects

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection In 2013, WEA and Semillas — the only women’s fund in Mexico — began a multi-year partnership to support Mexican women-led grassroots environmental efforts through small grants and strategy sessions. Through this support, Indigenous women leaders have come together to promote indigenous women’s land rights in 5 Mexican…

Traditional agriculture solutions for women farmers in India

Traditional agriculture solutions for women farmers in India In 2014, WEA partnered with the GREEN Foundation on “Shakti: Empowering Women Farmers to Lead”, a regional exchange and training project for women farmers in Karnataka, South India to build their skills in sustainable farming and seed saving practices, and enhance their income generation capacity. In the…

South Asia Small Grants Initiative

South Asia Small Grants Initiative The small grants initiative provided 3 years of strategic small grants to fuel the collective efforts of women-led grassroots groups and social movements in South Asia. This project promoted food sovereignty, environmental sustainability, climate justice and dignified livelihoods. WEA’s Small Grants Initiative seeded and strengthened women-led environmental solutions from the…

Grassroots Indian women leaders improving food and economic security

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection Manju Devi, a farmer, NGO field worker, and a single mother of 3 from Bihar, attended the WEA/GEAG 2011 India Women, Food, and Climate Change Training. After returning to her community, she set up her own organic kitchen garden as a demonstration site and organized 11 women’s groups,…

Women Building a Water Movement in East Africa

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection The GWWI East Africa Women and Water Training supported 50 African women leaders from three East African countries—Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania—to learn and implement solutions to issues of water and sanitation. The GWWI East African Women and Water Training in Uganda launched in 2011, hosted in partnership with ICON Partners…

Convening Advocates for Protection of Indigenous Lands and People

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection WEA, in partnership with Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), hosted the Advocacy Training in 2011, bringing leaders from 18 Indigenous-led groups together with advocates for collaboration on environmental protection. “As a Native person, a practitioner, and an attorney, I found it very inspiring and helpful to strategize in a…

West African Women Providing Safe Water and Sanitation

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection The West Africa Women and Water Training supported women leaders with water technologies, business opportunities, seed funding and leadership skills to design appropriate and long-lasting solutions to water and sanitation crises in their communities. The 2010 GWWI West African Women and Water Training, in partnership with Pro-Net Ghana,…

Native Women Leaders and Advocates Promoting Energy Justice

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection In 2010, WEA and a team of advocacy delegates traveled to the Southwestern United States to meet grassroots Native American women environmental justice campaign leaders, as part of an Advocacy Exchange to Promote Energy Justice in the Navajo Nation. In 2010, WEA and a team of advocacy delegates…

Native Women Leaders and Advocates Defending Sacred Places in the Southwest

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection In 2010, WEA and a team of advocacy delegates traveled to the Southwestern United States to meet grassroots Native American women environmental justice campaign leaders, as part of the Defending Sacred Places Advocacy Exchange. The WEA Advocacy Delegation, comprised in part of pro bono legal advocates, met with…

Women and Food Learning Exchange in Northern India

Mexican Indigenous Women Uniting for Land Protection Initiated through an invitation from one of WEA’s founding mothers, Arshinder Kaur, this Learning Exchange was designed to inform the launch of WEA’s work with women farmers in India. Together, 15 women practitioners and advocates in agriculture and food systems traveled to the frontlines of India’s sustainable agriculture…