About Climate Resilience Salons
INTRODUCTION ABOUT US
Diverse challenges require diverse solutions
Women are often the most negatively impacted by the climate crisis and they are also most often the first in their community to respond to the crisis. This gives them tremendous knowledge about preparing for crises, appropriate responses, and more significantly, ways of avoiding such problems in the first place.
Women are also intimately involved in managing food and water resources, and yet are rarely supported to contribute what they know best – building climate resilience. There has never been a greater need to build climate resilience. Climate crises contain the seeds of their solutions; threats often offer relative opportunities. It is therefore urgent that women with lived-impact and experience become part of the solution.
Some of the cross-cutting themes we will explore!
Climate impact will displace 1.2 billion people and may displace 9.4 million Nigerians by 2050.
The Blue Economy currently has created 49 million jobs in Africa but is set be valued at $3 trillion by 2030.
In the last 50 years extreme weather and climate disasters have caused US$ 4.3 trillion in economic losses.
African climate tech startups secured over $860 million in equity funding, largely driven by clean energy technologies.