IWD 2022: Celebrating women’s contribution to building a sustainable tomorrow

To commemorate the 2022 International Women’s Day which is celebrated under the theme, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, GWP -Central Africa spotlights three women who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all. We asked them about what inspired them as women, to join the fight against climate change in their different scope of work plus their contributions so far to climate adaptation. Here is what they had to say.

Valérie Tsama  “My commitment to the fight against climate change comes from   the need to continue reducing the vulnerability of the population especially the  vulnerable groups (women, girls, youth) to the effects of climate     change through intensifying awareness, developing training tools,   training on good agroforestry practices and local measures to  prevent and reduce the effects of natural disasters” – Valerie   Tsama, Environment and Climate Change adaptation Expert


« Strengthening women’s knowledge on water, climate change/adaptation and gender atMurielle Elouga the central and local levels, has enabled and increased their participation and active involvement in processes related to the revision, elaboration and implementation of plans and projects within the water and climate sectors, moving women from mainly producers in the agricultural process to the frontlines of climate adaptation processes. » -  Murielle Elouga Programme officer, WACDEP-G Cameroon.


Vanissa Mafouokeng“My commitment to report on climate and environmental issues stems from the need to address the excessive deforestation and exploitation of natural resources in Cameroon. I dream of a country where these practices are better controlled, and reforestation prioritized so rural and foorest communities can live in harmony with the environment.” - Vanissa Mafouokeng, Deputy Economic and Political Desk editor at Radio Tiemeni Siantou.



Cover photo credit: internationalwomensday.com