Eight projects from around the world have been selected as the next round of recipients of the Gender-Just Climate Solutions Scale Fund. Selected projects showcase climate solutions that are gender-just, community driven, and sustainable.
Launched at the Generation Equality Forum in 2021, the Gender-Just Climate Solutions (GJCS) Scale Fund is a re-grant collective that seeks to respond to the challenges described by the solutions highlighted through the GJCS Awards Program and provide another avenue for flexible, feminist funding.
The November 2022 round of GJCS Scale Fund solutions are supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Scottish Government and the Woka Foundation. The awardees represent eight multifaceted solutions from Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal, Uganda, Bolivia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Costa Rica, as well as a global network of Analog Forestry organizations.
- Association of Women in Agriculture (AWAK), Kenya
- Women Fund Tanzania Trust, Tanzania
- Prakriti Resources Centre, Nepal
- Safeplan Uganda, Uganda
- Central Indígenas de Mujeres Amazónicas de Pando (CIMAP), Bolivia
- Centre For Nursery Development And Eru Propagation (CENDEP), Cameroon
- Union for Ethiopian Women and Children Associations, Ethiopia
- International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN), Costa Rica
The GJCS re-grant collective builds on decades of feminist mobilizing for climate solutions to provide access to direct funding opportunities for solutions to scale up current programming and offers technical assistance to address institutional capacity, such as proposal writing and developing communications materials. The small re-grants are intentionally flexible and need-driven, supporting a wide array of activities.
“We look forward to using our insights from this program, what we learn in collaboration with the solutions doing this work essential to a gender and climate just future, to highlight the ways climate finance can be transformed to truly serve the needs of local communities and Indigenous peoples as they strive toward gender equality and resilience in the face of climate catastrophe,” said Alexandria Gordon, Program Manager with WEDO.