CSW Side Event: Women and Girls as Agents of Change in Climate-Related Conflict 

Friday, March 18, 2022
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Women play a vital role in resolving climate-related conflict, with valuable expertise in natural resource management and climate resilience. On the sidelines of CSW66, this event featured policymakers and grassroots women leaders working on the intersection of climate change, conflict resolution, and gender equality. 

Panelists discussed strategies to more effectively address gendered security risks associated with climate change and inclusive approaches to promote peace through climate action.


H.E. Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders

Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations

Amb. Satyendra Prasad, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations

Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications of Ireland

Nisreen Elsaim, Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change and Chair of Sudan Youth Organization on Climate Change

Horia Faizi Sardarzada, Director-General of Early Childhood Care and Education ECCE/Kindergartens, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in Afghanistan

Sophia Kipkoech, Member of the Soroptimist International Eldoret and the Kenya Project Management Group

Moderator: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of GIWPS

Co-Hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.