Monday, November 8
10:00AM – 11:15AM EDT
Watch the Event Recording
GIWPS led a discussion on the sidelines of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) with policymakers, civil society leaders, and climate activists about the linkages between climate change, security, and gender. Expert panelists addressed how policies, investments, and local interventions can accelerate action to inclusively tackle the climate crisis while leveraging the contributions of women on the frontlines.
HE Pekka Haavisto, Finland’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs
HE Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN
Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Ann Cairns, Vice Chairman, Mastercard
Gertrude Kenyangi, Executive Director, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Uganda
Nafisah Abubakar, Head of Secretariat, Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES), Nigeria
Zonibel Woods, Senior Social Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Moderated by Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Hosted by the United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES), and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.