Building Climate Resiliency in Indonesia


grassroots women-led initiatives

17 regions

of Indonesia represented

4 month-long

knowledge and skill-sharing programs

The Indonesia Accelerator Programs for Grassroots Women Environmental Leaders

The 2019 Women's Earth Alliance Grassroots Accelerator brought our accelerator program to Indonesia to catalyze the efforts of Indonesian women leaders protecting their communities and ecosystems from environmental/climate threats like palm oil extraction, plastic pollution, and sea level rise. This initiative supports leaders from across the country to deepen their strategies, build powerful alliances, and scale their grassroots solutions for the environment.

The Accelerator is working with women environmental leaders to:


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:

4 months of weekly facilitated online skill-building, knowledge exchange, and coaching with an action-oriented focus

Program content offered by diverse experts on topics such as designing and measuring for impact, effective communication strategies, resource mobilization, coalition building, environmental technologies, leadership, and self-care

Twice-monthly group video calls and speaker series

Sector-specific working groups to dig deeper into environmental technologies, networks, and communities of practice

This year's leaders are accelerating the impact of their existing projects in these intersectional areas and beyond:

Gender Inequality

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Climate Migration

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Plastic Pollution

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Palm Oil

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Why Indonesia?

WEA recognizes that in this moment of environmental crisis, Indonesia is ground zero. As the fifth largest producer of greenhouse gases, Indonesia’s emissions rose 3% last year, nearly erasing the progress that several other nations made towards limiting the average global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next 12 years. Women in Indonesia experience the brunt of these climate disruptions and therefore step forward as key leaders in designing solutions to critical issues, such as palm oil extraction, plastic pollution, and sea level rise.

Why a WEA Accelerator?

In the face of environmental crises, the diverse solutions that women environmental leaders deliver are critical to our survival. WEA’s action-oriented accelerators are designed for timely action and high impact, convening powerful groups 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.

Program Partners

Organizational Partners

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Kemboti  Foundation

Green Molukus


Leaders in Action