Calling All Women River Defenders in Africa and Asia...
who are protecting our water, communities, and ecosystems from environmental and climate threats. Join a powerful and diverse cohort of leaders who are ready to accelerate their impact and deepen their work to protect our world’s rivers. The world is calling you to expand your leadership!
The Women and Rivers Accelerator is Designed to:
The world is calling you to expand your leadership.
GROW YOUR IMPACT
Strengthen and unify river advocacy strategies to generate measurable and sustained impacts.
NETWORK WITH OTHER LEADERS
Join a global network of grassroots river defenders and women leaders, gaining access to new funding, best practices, allies, and visibility.
SHARE RESOURCES & STRATEGIES
Gain skills in campaigning, professional development, leadership advocacy, communications, and technical solutions from global facilitators, regional experts, and cohort of peers.
What You Will Gain From The Grassroots Accelerator...
2022 Women & Rivers Accelerator Timeline
June 15, 2022
July 15, 2022
August 5, 2022
Acceptance Emails Sent & Onboarding Begins
December 7, 2022
Our Global Public Event
December 14, 2022
Closing Reflection Circle
February 1, 2023
Grant Support and Program Feedback
Ready to Join The Program?
Or maybe you have some questions. We're here to help.
A Powerful Partnership
INTERNATIONAL RIVERS has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them since 1985 in Latin America, Asia and Africa. IR works with an international network of dam-affected people, grassroots organizations, environmentalists, human rights advocates and others who are committed to stopping destructive river projects and promoting better options. Based in four continents, IR staff has expertise in big dams, energy and water policy, climate change, and international financial institutions. IR supports partner organizations and dam-affected people by providing advice, training and technical assistance, and advocating on their behalf with governments, banks, companies and international agencies.
WOMEN’S EARTH ALLIANCE Since 2006, WEA has worked at the intersection of women’s rights and the environment, creating impactful programming serving grassroots leaders around key environmental themes of climate change, water, agriculture, land protection, and energy. WEA designs capacity building “Accelerators” where women access technology, financing, mentorship, and a global alliance using WEA’s signature model. Through WEA programs, over 7,000 women have received training in WEA accelerators, and they have gone on to launch life-saving environmental solutions in 22 countries within Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and North America.